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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snow Storm and Santa

This past weekend Atlanta got hit with more snow than I've seen since I was little! It was magical and beautiful. It caused us to slow down and just enjoy time together. 

Friday was when the snow started and it came down at a much more rapid rate than expected and for much longer than expected. Fulton released schools in order of High, Middle and Elementary. Our last kiddos didn't leave the building until right at 3pm. To say I was starting to panic inside would be an understatement because of what happened in 2014. I was paranoid I wouldn't get home and worried Emma/Tommy would get stuck at his parents house. Emma had stayed the night at Tommy's parents Thursday night so we could go out for Tommy's work holiday party. Courtney had already taken Friday off to spend the day with Emma which was great in and of itself but also helped me stay more at ease because I wasn't trying to rush to pick her up from daycare. Tommy finished work at noon and headed right to his parents house. When I left it surprisingly only took me about 25 minutes to get home so once Tommy knew that he decided to pack Emma and Cooper up to head home. Only took him about 30 minutes to get home around 4pm from East Cobb. Definitely not the same as 2014!

We cozied up and enjoyed a relaxing night at home. We decorated cookies! Saturday morning we woke up to a LOT of snow. Some parts of our yard had 8 inches but I would say mostly around 6 inches throughout. The Willis ended up coming to our house for the day because their power went out in the morning and came back just around when Collier woke up from his nap. We enjoyed some time playing in the snow with the kiddos and relaxed with hot chocolate and brunswick stew at our house. 

We went with them and the Hartmans for dinner that night since the roads had melted quite a bit and we thought they may freeze over night. Well when we got home our heat was most definitely not working (whomp whomp). We put Emma to bed and Tommy tried to see what he could do to fix it. No such luck. So we loaded up our stuff and headed to my parents house to stay the night. We stayed until Tuesday once the part came in to fix it. 

We met Bonnie, Brett, and Collier on Sunday morning to see Santa at Lenox mall. We had to wait 2 hours (everyone else had the same idea) and got some cute pictures but we may try somewhere new next year. We had wanted to ride the pink pig as well but by the time we got our pictures it was a race against nap time to get home. 

Monday I got to enjoy another "snow day" from school because in many parts of the district the roads were not conducive to buses and teen drivers. I was able to run some much needed errands that weren't able to get done over the weekend and enjoyed some down time while Emma napped. A perk of not being in your own house during nap time is you don't find a whole slew of things to do around your house that suck up your free time. I just watched tv and enjoyed some peace and quiet. It was wonderful! 

 Looking forward to all the rest of December has to hold for us and celebrating the holidays. 

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