Saturday, March 5, 2011

February Festivities!

Our February started with a crazy ice storm. We had lots of freezing rain, then three inches of sleet, followed by snow a few days later. This is the under side of our back steps.

Everything was crunchy and bent over under the weight of the ice.

Thanks to the moderate (in our opinion!) weather in St. Louis, within a few days it was in the 60s, and Joel saw fit to go outside without his shirt on to play in what was left of the snow.

Every year the seminary has a Valentine's Ball, complete with dinner and dancing. Micah and I took the opportunity to have a rare evening out together. We had a wonderful time. Since the two of us are almost never in a picture at the same time, I thought I should attach one for posterity!

For Christmas, my parents bought us a membership to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. When they came to visit us, we went to see the orchid show...

...and climbed around in the Climatron.

Since we can't seem to go more than a couple of months between visits to Carlyle Lake, we headed there at the end of February during Micah's winter quarter break.

We are so thankful for a safe warm place to live in the midst of storms, wonderful friends and family to share special times with, and of course, the lake! God's blessings to you and yours!