The White House

The White House

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Good Bye Fall, Hello Winter

(August 28)

Going....


(September 21)

Going....


(September 26)

Gone!


Winter is officially here to stay. Yep, that would be the flower beds that I didn't finish cleaning. Yep, it's not going to be fun to do now, but I will do it tomorrow. (See the hanging baskets still out? *sigh*)


It took me until 1:00 before I would actually go outside. Serious denial.





I wanted to hide under the covers all day, but had to go to town. No one had their winter gear. More denial.


After several hours of miserable shopping for coats, snow pants, boots, etc. and leaving without much picked out, getting groceries, picking up Elijah to drop him off to swim with Nick and Emily (at a birthday party Emily was attending), picking kids back up, dropping Elijah to the movies and a sleep-over birthday party what does one do? Why you give your daughter a pedicure!


And you listen to your daughter laugh like crazy playing cards with Daddy.


And you take photos of an uncooperative over-tired three-year old who is just cute a heck! You do anything, but go out in the cold and do the work you know you have to do!



It's late. I'm tired. We have so much work to do tomorrow and now we'll be doing it in the slush, cold and wet. It's going to be a miserable day. Maybe we should just watch football instead!

10 comments:

Snowbird said...

Man, I would be in denial too! No wonder you guys enjoy the heck out of your summers up there. They are way too short. Love the pictures though. It sure shows the change of seasons--the very quick change of seasons.

Amanda said...

YUCK! I understand now why you grow your flowers inside, and enjoy your summer so! What a quick change. I'm hoping we don't see snow for another couple months. I don't know if I can handle it much before then!

Cathy said...

the pictures of the snow are so pretty, but having to muck around in it wouldn't be. :)

FlowerLady said...

If only you could send a little of that down here to s.e. FL and I could send you some sunshine and warmth. Hope it's not too miserable cleaning up and putting away your summer life.

FlowerLady

Queen-Size funny bone said...

those photos are giving me the goosebumps

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Great pictures showing the sudden arrival of winter! Brrrr....I feel your pain (and surprise) over the sudden cold. Work will always be there..I think you chose wisely by spending it with your sweet family instead! :-)

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh-- too early, too early!!!! It's pretty though and a good way to make everyone stay inside and enjoy each other! :)

Egghead said...

I am appreciating the longer summer/fall we have here after seeing your pictures. Yes football sounds like more fun.

Emily said...

wow...I'm just laughing after I read this because as I was looking at the pictures all I could think about is how I would love to be there! ;) It's not even fall here yet. Hope you stay warm and dry though. YOu have a good excuse now to drink lots of hot chocolate!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my...the going, going, gone thing....just blows me away. WOW!