The writings of a complete and happy mama to 8! Your normal ol' large family, gardening, BBQing, 1/2 public schooling 1/2 homeschooling, healthy cooking, finding laughter in every moment, living on an acre with horses, chickens, dogs, and a kitty who we all adore :0)
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Ringo playin in the snow(these pictures were all taken this morning and we have since had 4 or so more inches with it snowing very hard again right now)
Its so neat to be unschooling in such crazy weather this week. We have been able to have a blast with it. As most know, California has gotten a batch of the crazies for weather this week, tornado's, 2-4 inches of rain each day with 70mph wind speeds and tons of snow in low elevations. We are really enjoying it because its not something we get to see all the time. Snow is usually only a few times a year where we live. On Monday we made snowflakes and hung them all over our dining room window and put winter wishes on them. They have snow, hot chocolate, stay healthy, live in gratitude and J-O-Y(Jesus first, others second, yourself last), etc. Well, their wishes are being manifested right before our eyes. We have so much snow, its incredible. It is still pouring snow as I type. Anyhow, backing up to Monday, we ended up finishing out morning by making snowflake tortillas and frying them and putting powdered sugar on them for breakfast mmm. Then we got curious since we knew we had a whole 9 day forecast loaded with big rain, about how to measure it for ourselves. Well, we went online and made a rain-O-meter. We have been able to track our precipitation each day. Wyatt added it up for a total today (5 days into these storms) and we have gotten 5.35 inches thus far. Kayla averaged the temps for the week thus far, coming up with 40. The week started warmish(48) and its currently 38 today. Life is learning, learning is living and we choose to live our lives in a deep gratitude for each new thing. Seeing 6 beaming little faces from ear to ear this morning when they saw everything white outside, nearly melted my heart in joy for my life. I am one lucky mama.