Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Oh, Chicago

Our power is back on after a 3 hour outage. I am starting to think that Laura Ingalls Wilder had a pretty rough life, especially during the blizzards they encountered. What brave ancestors we had. Sometimes I romanticize that whole pioneer era and although there were some wonderful aspects, there are so many hardships the endured. A storm like this would be terrifying without the buffer of our neighbors home, our heavily insulated walls, and readily available light, heat & food sources. Thank you, Lord, for Your excellent provision.
E & I lit some candles and made a giant bed on the floor for the boys & us. Luckily, E made it safely home & we sat down to a hot dinner of Swedish meatballs & mashed potatoes. Hooray for comfort food!

It is crazy to look outside & see such huge drifts of snow. The pictures I took were at 10pm and the storm is "just getting started". E's car will likely be buried in the morning. It's hard to believe that our beautiful Magnolia tree (photo #3) will be covered in lush pink blooms in just a few months...
The 2nd picture is our back deck. You are looking at 3 foot drifts concealing our fire pit.
Stay warm, fellow Chicagoans! Will post more pictures as the plot thickens on our blizzard story.


  1. That is a ton of snow! I'm glad your power is back on again...thank goodness it was only out for a few hours. Cuddle up, make some snow ice cream and pray for spring!

    Visiting from RH.



  2. Wow! I can't believe the power was out for 3 hours!! Was that true for most people? Like you said...it really makes you thankful for the "comforts" that God has given to your family.

    We're having stormy weather here too...a bit different though. Sand storm and we have "drifts" of about 1-2 inches of dust!

  3. I am in the suburbs of Chicago and that was a quite a storm! We were lucky enough to maintain power, just a few flickering of the lights here and there! We woke to a 3 foot drift by the garage door! Glad it's over! I thought of the pioneer days too!