It typically seems that a switch is flipped in Michigan when the first big snowfall arrives. After experiencing the lack of the white stuff when our Arizona family was in town, we assumed our big winter weather was inching closer.
Monday evening, we watched our Michigan Wolverines become National Champions! The game went very late so it was the first thing we mentioned to Cam Tuesday morning. Tuesday night, we watched the flakes fall and Wednesday morning, a snow day was declared for Cameron's school district. It was the first one of the year. Thursday, everything went as planned, but a winter storm warning was making headlines. Out of caution, they cancelled school for nearly every district in our vicinity. We received the cancellation notice for Friday at 3pm on Thursday. That was definitely the earliest we have ever seen the closure announcement.
As it seems to go with most extreme weather events, we didn't see any snow until after 1pm on Friday. Cam began to wonder why they had shut everything down, but then the storm was upon us. Since we were essentially stuck inside for the weekend, we made the most of it.
Chris and his son decided it was time to try making homemade french bread. The process took some time between mixing, kneading, rising and finally baking. The end result was tasty. We all agreed though, there would need to be some modifications in any future french bread making endeavors.
Indoors, we watched a movie and finished some tidying up still left over from the holidays. We were also experimenting with screencasting video from the iPhone and realized that it made a copy image, almost appearing like a tunnel. Sometimes, you just need to find ways to amuse yourselves.
Outside we watched the deer huddle together under the trees blanketed with snow. It's good they can keep each warm, much like our own family inside.
"Ha! Dad, it was a 'bad dad joke'!"