You Know That One Saying...?

3/12/09
You know that saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade? I'm thinking of changing it to "When Wisconsin gives you (more) snow, make your own Spring." Seriously, I don't think the weather around here could be any more annoying lately.


First, we had a lovely beautiful hint of Spring. The snow had melted. Life was good... things were looking up.
Things Are Looking Up


Even the pond began to melt. Melting Pond


Not even a little fall in the mud could ruin our day... * SNICKERS * (Would you look at that face? You'd think he fell into scalding acid). ; ) Fell in the Mud


We even dug out the old T-Ball set. Open Your Eyes Kid


"HEAR YE, HEAR YE... Spring is officially here!" Hear Ye, Hear Ye


And then this happened... Snowball Thief


... THE VERY NEXT DAY. Determined Snowball Thievery


Yes, our hopes of an early Spring were crushed in a matter of a few snowy moments. Running Snowball Thief


But the snow melted in a matter of hours... Waiting With a Snowball


... and then the weather turned bitter cold. Not just a little cold, ROTTENLY, middle of winter cold. Throwing Snowballs at Daddy


So when Wisconsin gives you snow (and bitter, ROTTEN cold).... make your own darn Spring. So off we headed to the Domes... Domes


... where every days is Spring... Flower6


... or Summer.
Flower1


Where it's balmy...
Flower2


... and humid...
Flower5


... and WARM.
Flower4


If the weather doesn't start warming up, I've decided that I'm going to relocate my person temporarily to the Domes... Flower3


... and camp (hide) out in the foliage. Or cacti. Whatever. Cactus


People are happier at the Domes. Connor Hugging Matteo


Colors seem brighter. Now Wait Just a Minute


Back to Back


Kids are more funny than normal. Back to Back Full Version


Matteo2


Leaning


Matteo and Flower Petals


Mya Closeup


And all seems right with the world. Until it's time to go and you step outside and have to run 300 yards to your car in the 7 degree, -40 degree (with the windchill) weather.

The END.

19 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Love the pseudo spring pics, Deb! I can almost feel it! Sure looks like you all had a very nice day, (and a break away) from the freakishly cold weather!
    Nana

  1. Hi Sassy Mom, what are you doing out of bed??? We'll be over in a little bit to give you your sponge bath, hee hee! ; P

  1. kEllEy_G said...:

    Aw!! I always love your posts, Deb. You are so creative. :) You would have such a blast taking pics here in Florida. It's 81 right now, & so beautifully sunny...I wish you could come take some pictures before it gets so hot you can't stand being outside!! :) Hope it starts to warm up for you soon. <3

  1. michelled said...:

    Hi, there. Followed your link from PW. Love your pics! Great photos. I'm the same....mom who loves photography. Will be back!

    www.threemenandalittlechica.blogspot.com

  1. Wendy said...:

    Fantastic pictures! I too clicked on your link from PW.

  1. Thanks Michelle & Wendy-- so glad you ventured my way!!! So cool that we all get to know eachother a bit through PW & her site. : )

    Take care and come back anytime!

    ~ Deb

  1. And thanks Kel for the sweet comment! My blood is so thick right now that I think I'd die of heat exhaustion if it got to be 80 degrees here right now, LOL! This Tuesday is supposed to be in the 60's... which is almost perfect to me. Glad you are enjoying the FL sun, though! : )

  1. michelled said...:

    Hi, Deb. And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! It's exciting to get comments, especially from strangers!

    Anyway, I use the Canon 30D right now. My dream is to have the 5D because every one of my favorite bloggers (minus PW and Pastor Ryan) use that camera. Pics are amazing.

    Going to be a nice week here in the Northeast! Have a great one.

  1. michelled said...:

    Hi, Deb. And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! It's exciting to get comments, especially from strangers!

    Anyway, I use the Canon 30D right now. My dream is to have the 5D because every one of my favorite bloggers (minus PW and Pastor Ryan) use that camera. Pics are amazing.

    Going to be a nice week here in the Northeast! Have a great one.

  1. Heard by God said...:

    Hey girl! Loved the picture story post -- hoping for spring for you guys soon! I thiiiiink we may have just come off our final cold front. We'll see . . . hope so!

  1. Thanks Danna-Banana! Can't wait to see some lovely, Spring-ish pic's from YOU!!!! ; )

    ~ D

  1. Pearl said...:

    hi there! i found your blog through ree's... and oh my gosh - you have absolutely gorgeous children and take such beautiful photos!

  1. Thanks Pearl for visiting my site--I loved seeing yours as well!

    Take care & come back anytime,

    ~ Deb T.

  1. This is so great. And funny. And makes me ALMOST forget that we just got six inches of new snow outside our back door. Ahem.

  1. "Cluck and Tweet" You all are hilarious! I just peeked around your site-- I definitely will be going back.

    So I take it you live in northern Michigan and just got some snow? At this point, after the winter we had-- if we got any more snow I think I'd literally lose my mind. What's left of it, that is.

    Take care & stop by again soon!

    ~ Deb T.

  1. Charleen said...:

    Ah, Deb, we who live in the northland must bear all things but the summers are delightful. Be prepared for another plummeting snowfall. We had 5 - 6 inches overnight and have another blast arriving in about two hours. It is so beautiful though! Be prepared, you're next!

  1. Charleen! Say it isn't so!!! We finally just became completely snow free... I think I'm going to go hide under the covers and stay there in denial until the snow melts again!!! ; )

  1. Charleen said...:

    I just updated my blog with several photos of last night’s snowfall. UG! This has been such a long winter, I can hardly wait for June and July and August! It will soon be here!

    http://www.rosshaugenfamily.blogspot.com/

  1. Beth said...:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the first picture!!!! That is so adorable!