Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Life Is Good!!

We were hit with a major blizzard dumping more than 16 inches in the nearby city! We have up to five foot drifts of snow all over the property! What fun!P1040741P1040742

Our pool is 4 feet high, the drifts, about 3 feet!

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It cracks me up to see bare cement and then a 3 foot drift.

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It was a blast to try and walk through the deep snow.

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We decided to race to the end of the property. I can’t remember the last time I was so out of breath. My lungs ached!!

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We were laughing so hard, which made it even harder to run effectively.

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Brian eventually tackled me while I squealed with delight! The children were all so excited. What a fun time.

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I also baked today! Two beautiful cinnamon raisin sourdough loaves and eight (only 4 pictured) “Stecca" loaves. I put thinly sliced tomatoes and salt on one of them, and sliced Kalamata olives on another. I adapted the recipe from yeast to sourdough. It is delicious. The crust is thin, yet crisp and the inside is tender and full of large holes! Perfect! I would love to make sandwiches with these. Picture thinly sliced Italian deli meats, a sharp provolone and some baby greens! Mama Mia! Delizioso! Oh, wait, how about various Italian meats and cheeses with an olive tapenade! Oh my.

5 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

sounds like a wonderful time and that bread looks amazing!!!

amberstonette said...

You must live right near us! We got the 12- 18 inches prediction and I have 3-5 foot drifts in my driveway!! Yay, we love it!

Missionfieldof5 said...

Wow, I've seen it on TV but haven't known anyone in the cross-hairs of that storm. I am glad you are safe and sound and finding a way to enjoy all the snow.

Ruth said...

Michelle, I'll trade ya! I'll take your snow if you'll take our ice! LOL ;) It sure does look beautiful! I love to bake in this weather, too. Makes the house just cozy. Stay warm!

JennyMay said...

What Fun! We got 21 inches in our town....what a day! The bread looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

XOXO,
JennyMay