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School cancelled…AGAIN! 4 days in a row now…oh my!

Sooo…tomorrow is Thursday–and school was cancelled AGAIN tomorrow because of the winter storm! It snowed about 7 inches at our house on Sunday night–but it’s not the snow that’s keeping everyone stuck at home but the ice on the road. SOOO…tomorrow makes 5 days we have been stuck at home! School is cancelled for the 4th day in a row tomorrow!!!

Our family was sitting around today all staring at each other–and we all agreed we were cross-eyed:). SO–we decided to do exactly what the radio stations have been asking people not to do–and venture out on the icey roads. Thankfully Richard has a 4-wheel drive truck with a cab that fits lots of carseats…so we explored out and about today. All the stores are closed other than groceries and gas–and those are still closing early.

We have officially used up all the playdough and paint in our house–and we found some clay and made clay creations. Are you guys getting worried about us yet??? You should be because the highlight of my day was making a purple clay snowman…which by the way was less than an inch tall. We went for record breaking of who could make the smallest creations today. All was going good with our clay creations…
UNTIL you know who thought it was candy…The Young’s are STIR crazy if you can’t tell! We did more sledding today (sorry folks…didn’t film this time:). BUT we did capture some of our sledding action via mommy’s camera today. Love this action…

YES. That is Frank in the background in a pink jacket and no pants. He is officially 2 years old and he pitched a fit to wear this get-up. I figured he wouldn’t last long…and he didn’t!And mommy was glad that someone else wanted to come inside and have some hot cocoa with her:).

OH MY…I just realized if school is cancelled on Friday that MONDAY is also a holiday for Martin Luther King Day. Seriously hoping the roads unfreeze and we can get out…you know the South doesn’t have the equipment to clear all the roads so most of us are stuck. We did have a few exciting moments in Richard’s truck sliding around–and Richard even now has some rescue stories that are pretty funny.

Hope you all are staying warm…and hoping and praying the ice melts here so this momma can take the mini-van out of the driveway! It’s been in the SAME spot since Sunday afternoon and I seriously don’t think it’d make it down our driveway without a little sledding action. I’m usually HORRIBLE at email—but NOW YOU KNOW if you have emailed me about the retreat stuff why I’ve been able to email right back! Some times I just hit refresh for fun:).

Oh a super fun side note…Isaac Temesgen Young is still progressing in physical therapy! He can now walk with someone holding his hands OR a walker! We have a very special walker we call “Frankie baby”! Seriously–is this not the sweetest things…brotherly love in it’s finest…

People often ask me how Frankie-baby has done with having a new brother as bringing home a 1 year old is much different than bringing home a newborn. They are JUST 9 months apart…and Isaac is the FIRST person he asks for when he wakes in the morning or after nap. You can see in that video how much he really cares for him and how proud he is of him!!! Sure–it’s the blind leading the blind some days…but they love one another and THAT is all that matters!!!

I feel like each day I am reminded of God’s goodness as we follow Him in the unknowns…as we step out in faith to WHATEVER He calls us to and just trust Him and follow. As Rich and I were having dinner tonight I just jokingly told him that I thought we should be pioneers for adoption to Zambia. This time he didn’t even spit out his food. He just looked at me and laughed…and said, “You better be glad you married me–because I’m the only person who can put up with your craziness.” I like to call it ADVENTURE…and I must say…I love being married to a man who is along for the ride as much as I am!

Hope you all have a Happy Thursday! If you know any funny jokes send them our way…we are getting really bored being stuck at home during this ice storm!



Megan - January 13, 2011 - 2:50 am

Stir crazy, huh? If you’re REALLY bored….I got my camera for Christmas (decided on a Nikon)…but I still am pretty clueless as far as what I’m doing with it. You could always whip up some begginners lessons on photography for us newbies =)

Kim - January 13, 2011 - 3:27 am

It is hard to imagine ALL that snow across the South!
LOL at the photo of Frankie in that pink coat, no pants, and boots.
Great rehearsal dinner slideshow material!
And the video … oh that ITY! He has stolen my heart!
Love from your “adventurous” (aka CRAZY) sista in Hong Kong,

Makenzie - January 13, 2011 - 7:17 am

Seeing Isaac walking with Frank almost makes me want to cry!!! What a miracle 🙂

Lara - January 13, 2011 - 9:17 am

As much as I sympathize with your cabin fever, I am JEALOUS of all that snow. Our only version of being snowed in is during August when it’s 115 here and you can’t open the doors!

You just tell the weatherman there this snow better clear up by February 4!!

Kristin - January 13, 2011 - 9:17 am

Your family is so cute! The pic of Frank in the jacket and boots is priceless! I agree with Kim, def. a pic to keep for later. I also like reading the part about being reminded about God’s goodness as you follow Him in the unknowns…my family is kindof getting there and it’s a little scary. Your writing makes it not so scary!

Joy - January 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

Oh, Zambia! I would love to see that. Three years ago, at the optimistic beginning of our meandering maze of an adoption journey, we were so excited to see a Zambia program start in our province. It was “meant to be”, or so we thought. With friends who do children’s work in the country, and a World Vision sponsor child there (who we hoped to visit when we travelled for our adoption), and knowing that it was a new program with no “line-ups”, where adopting a child really meant making a difference…it just felt right. Within 9 months (when we thought we would at least have a referral, if not be travelling to or from Zambia), the program was essentially discontinued due to mandatory instatement of a 3-month residency period and lack of other processes being in place. I still feel a bit sad that we were not able to follow that dream, but will certainly follow anyone else’s Zambia adoption story with great interest and support!

Nordstroms - January 13, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Oh Frank!! I laughed out loud when I saw him in the pink coat!

Alison - January 13, 2011 - 4:01 pm

4 days in a row stuck at home…oh my, that is tough! We would be totally stir crazy too! 🙂

SleepyMom - January 13, 2011 - 4:16 pm

That picture of Frank really is priceless. My 2yr old has those same rain boots and also often likes to where his sister’s clothes – mostly her tuttu, plastic dress-up high heels, and her cheerleading costume. I always am sure to take a picture. 🙂
I feel your pain on being snowed in. Last year at one point my youngest and I (1 at the time) didn’t get to leave the house for 8 days straight and I mean not even step outside as the snow was too deep for him to walk in (when your 32″ tall, 2ft of snow isn’t really passable no matter what snow gear you have). It was terrible! Good luck for Friday.

Meredith - January 13, 2011 - 5:37 pm

That pic of Frank in the pink coat and no pants made me laugh out loud. I love it! And the video of your littles brought tears to my eyes. I love sibling love. So precious!!!!

Dee Dee Aarseth - January 13, 2011 - 8:15 pm

Oh Frankie Baby….you are beyond the cutest thing ever. I just want to eat that kid up!