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Ice Storm

I’m sick, can you believe it. The semi-healthy eater is down with a cold. My hubby caught the cold virus this past weekend and although I made all my little concoctions to prevent me from getting sick, I did.

Last night was a yucky night for me. My son Ethan came to our bed around midnight. I was so hot that I left to sleep on the lumpy couch. I found a sheet and tried to get some sleep. My head hurt too. I did not sleep well. I should have got up to take a painkiller but I was too lazy.

About five hubby found me asleep on the couch and brought me a glass of cold water and an Aleve. I had an orthodontist appointment at 9:00 A.M. so I had to get up at 8:00 otherwise I’d probably have slept past 10:00, yikes. Anyway, I’m doing better. Annette, Caleb, Brent, Ethan, and Lance are out doing their last minute Christmas shopping with Grandpa. Josh is getting some much needed schoolwork done and here I am. I thought I’d take this quiet moment to blog. I’ve missed writing about our days. So much has happened. We took a Staycation, Grandma came to visit, we survived an TX ice storm, and now getting ready for CHRISTmas.

I thought I’d share some pictures of what I call the Texas Ice Storm. I remember about five years ago everything was iced over. It all looked so beautiful but I don’t remember so much damage as this one brought. Our Texas trees where not meant to bear so much weight. This wasn’t snow but ice. Things were frozen in time so it seemed.

This was the first week of December, I think on the 6th through the 8th when everything was iced.
This is one of my favorite pictures. I call it my Narnia pic. Isn’t it beautiful?

ice cicles

Our little tree, hope it survives.

The windshield.

The Narnia tree below is in our neighbor’s yard.

The Narnia tree snapped. It was pretty eerie that morning, waking to trees snapping. We had a smaller branch from the tree pictured above this one break off as well.

I was thankful we had the bigger tree (pictured below) in the backyard trimmed a few months back (thank you Jesus) because that one surely would have not been able to carry the weight of the ice. The tree in the backyard has had me worried for a few years now because the branches were so long and drooping. Many times during some heavy winds I would be in constant prayer that the branches would not give-way.

My girl looking cute as ever out in the cold.

My hubby breaking the ice of the front of the truck. Lots of pieces broke off. It scared my MIL, she thought we got hit by ice.

Look closely and you can see the tree looked like it was peeled off, pretty amazing, such a strong tree too!

I was trying to capture how the trees were so droopy. The trees were not standing tall with all the weight on them.
I’ll have to come back later (all the kiddos are back) to finish posting my pictures.
I’m back a day later. Here are some more. I took a lot of pictures of trees because I couldn’t get over how droopy they were.
Someone littered in the above photo. I don’t like litter.


  1. I hope that you are feeling better. We just got over the sniffles and misery here.

    I've only seen one ice storm and it was beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about the damage though :(

    Still missing you!

  2. Wow, that is a lot of ice! We use to have that in NC when I was a kid. Praying you are feeling better, friend! Merry Christmas!


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