Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with the really awesome snow

Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! How’s your week been? We’ve had snow – twice! Last Friday night we went to Sevierville, Tennessee (Pigeon Forge) for Megan’s first gymnastics meet – and thought we were going to be spending an extra night due to snow. It warmed up around noon, though, and by late afternoon, the roads were clear enough to start home.

Then, last night, we got a whopping 8” of snow! I know that doesn’t sound like much to some of you, but I live in Georgia. It’s been several years since we’ve had that much snow. I’m not generally a fan of snow, but I do like it when it’s deep enough for everyone to stay home and play for a day or so – and polite enough to melt and go away quickly. Isn’t it beautiful?

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So, we went to Pigeon Forge last weekend and stayed at the Wilderness at the Smokies Lodge, which features a huge, indoor water park. I’m not a fan of water parks, but the kids had a blast! It was a wonderful mid-winter treat. We had dinner at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria which is one of the best pizza places I’ve ever visited. Yum!

We were extremely thankful for the resort shuttle Saturday morning. There are two separate hotels at the lodge – we were in one, the event center was in the other, and the parking lot was icy enough that I didn’t want to attempt to drive. The shuttle took us from the front door of our hotel to the front door of the other.

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It was Megan’s first meet ever and she did great. Her scores weren’t what she’d hoped, but her coach (and her parents) thought it was a great first meet. Now she knows what she needs to work on for the next one – which is coming up in a couple of weeks.

Monday, I called a life skills day. The weekend had just been crazy, the house was a disaster, and I was feeling completely out-of-sorts with the clutter. Everyone pitched in and we got the house cleaned and laundry caught up so we were ready to hit the books on Tuesday.

Brianna was home Wednesday since her school closed due to impending snow (that didn’t start until 4:30 – about 2 hours after she would have been done with school for the day). When it started, it started, though. We were shocked at how much snow was already on the ground at bedtime. It really was gorgeous when we woke up yesterday morning.

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And, yes, snow cream was consumed.

I’ve had several articles published here and there on the Internet this week. One was a very heartfelt post about all those little things I miss now that my babies are growing up. I bet it will resonate with many of you.

Second, I’ve published my first two posts at About.com: Are Homeschool Parents Really Qualified to Teach? and How to Prepare for a Homeschool Convention. I hope you’ll check them out!

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