"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Monday, January 23, 2012


I know! Can you believe it - 2 posts in 2 days?! I love snow days!
Finally my inside decor reflects the outside.
We've seen few flakes this winter.
Everyone's been waiting to play in the snow.

Nick seeming to forget he's short, fat n old,  says "bring it Olivia!"

Olivia's happy to fight down n dirty n try to knock his stubby legs out from under him

Well, almost everyone.
Do I have to go down there?

Ewwww,  I no likey!

We made our redneck preparations for a big ice storm this weekend
 But were thrilled to find softer snow instead....
PERFECT sledding weather!

I love sledding too and let each kid take a few pics while I played...
Jack's pics

Sarah's pic

Have you all had your sleds out much lately?


Flartus said...

Well, if it were as cold as January's supposed to be, we'd have a foot of snow, instead of all this rain. But since we don't have a barn to park our cars, that's just as well.

Sarah's quite a good photographer herself--I love that she captured the background of those rolling hills. And thank Jack for letting us see your big, pretty yellow barn!

Janie Fox said...

We have had almost no snow and I am sad about it. Stuart's not. He is sick of the warm weather then cold then warm...makes for sick cattle. Lots of respiratory issues.
You are so stinking cute. I love your house and I would die to have those brick walls. The beagle is my kind of dog...old and fat and cute!

Flartus said...

Oh, and I forgot to say your chickens sure are purdy! Especially in the snow.

Lori Skoog said...

That is some barn you have! Love the sledding pictures....

brooke said...

I am glad to see I am not the only person who hides their car in the barn aisle when bad weather is coming. The sledding pictures are so stunning. You all shine with happiness.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh sharing this post with Benjamin...what fun!!!! And your pictures are great as your theme of red and blue follow all the way through...enjoy your snow...we are having a warm Texas here.

Benjamin says hi!

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

How is it that MD gets in sledding and MI does NOT????? Haven't had enough snow yet....poor,,poor Col, promised ice fishing this winter. Even got new gear for Christmas

LOVE the kids photos and your BRIGHT SMILE!!!!

Teresa said...

What awesomely fun pictures! Looks like you all had a blast!
We have had exactly one snow and it lasted a day before the rain turned it into a disaster.
What's up with this winter???

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

too-cool-for-school mama you are, not only playing in the snow...but taking pictures for our viewing pleasure. the chicken pic's are cracking me up.

Vintage Country Girl said...

Our snow like that lasted two days, until we had a big THUNDERSTORM the other night...now it's just sloppy. Our kids have been so disappointed with the weather this year too.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Leslie!
So glad you found me so I can follow you now too!

What gorgeous kids you have. Your farm is so picturesque and breath-taking! Wow! Your stables are so perfect and lovely too!

Looking forward to spending more time poking around here and enjoying your beautiful bucolic lifestyle!


Flat Creek Farm said...

How fun!! Love all of your family pics.. beautiful, and just the best of times! And, Nick and Olivia are precious.. love! Tractor seat over your coop door - (squeal!!), and that snowflake sign (and the vignette) - seriously jonesing over that one. Thanks for sharing the fun! -Tammy