Sunday - 12/6
The lights haven't been working on our tree, so the guys set out to get them fixed.
Just the top is left now! It didn't take much longer and they had it all lit up! Yeah!!
Monday - 12/7
We have been told a bad winter storm is coming, so Jay and I went to get groceries before he had basketball practice, and after going to his Chiropractor appointment. There is a snow/sledding/tubing place along the highway and we saw them making snow. I guess it'll make a good base for the foot of snow they say we will get.
Tuesday - 12/8
The coverage for the storm is all over the news today! Austin got out of school early and we settled in for the evening.
And what better way to sit out a storm than by watching the Biggest Loser Finale!! The "at home" winner of $100,000.00 was from Iowa! :)
Wednesday - 12/9
Over a foot of snow on the ground as of 9am. The winds were blowing between 30-40 mph with gusts of 50+mph. At times it was hard to see the barn for the mini horses.....
And at times, the whiteout was so bad that the barn pretty much disappeared!
Thursday - 12/10
The storm is over and after being cooped up for the past couple of days, we decided to venture out and go to a couple of stores. Vehicles that were still in the ditches were the reminders of the storm.
When we got back home, Jay and Austin went to do chores and Austin snapped this picture of Sundogs.
Friday - 12/11
Moving snow was on Jay's agenda for today. The blade on the front of his truck, as well as our snowblower both got quite the workouts!
Tonight Austin & Jay went to the high school boys basketball game in another town and I wasn't up to sitting on those hard bleachers. So instead, I stayed home and watch the rivalry game of Iowa State vs Iowa. It was an exciting basketball game to watch and our ISU Cyclones came out on top! Woohoo!
Saturday - 12/12
Each year the music director at our school has a dodgeball tournament as a fundraiser for the show choir, which Austin is a member of, and he uses the money for costumes and props. For example, one of the songs they will be doing is "The Eye Of The Tiger" and he bought each member a pair of Everlast boxing gloves. For the fundraiser you put together a team complete with nicknames. Austin's team were the "Hillbilly Deluxe" and they all wore overalls.
Jay's team were the "Shed Heads". The wife of one of his team members owns a fitness center called "The Shed" and she provided their shirts, so that's how they came up with the name. Jay is on the right in this picture. I'll post more pictures in the upcoming week. It really was a fun night!
So there you have our week. I'm hopeful that I won't be have anymore snow pictures to show, but then again....this IS Iowa...ha! Be sure to check out other great pictures by clicking on the link in the sidebar!