Monday, February 2, 2015

Snow Day Scenes

When it was all said and done, Fort Wayne got 9 inches of snow, maybe 10. It wasn't quite the snow event I was anticipating but it was still a lot of snow.

We managed to get out for church before the bulk of it but we were otherwise homebound for Sunday.

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To pass the time, we baked.

I had a wonderful, enthusiastic helper for some "chip" cookies (butterscotch, M&M and chocolate), and I made a loaf of cheddar thyme bread. I started with THIS RECIPE from a Betty Crocker cookbook – an actual book, such a novelty – but made some tweaks. I used cheddar and thyme instead of asiago and rosemary, and I subbed the bread flour for all purpose plus 1 tablespoon of vital wheat gluten.

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We played in the snow. Of course.

I mostly watched as Miles and Mark tried to sled – the nearby hill isn't steep enough – and Miles hung out with a friend nearby. I picked up a shovel for all of 5 minutes before Mark stole it from me. Hmph.

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And when it got too cold, we headed back inside for a few rounds of Candy Land and to put together puzzles. I should note that Mark was not doing the dinosaur puzzle by himself. Miles had abandoned it for another dinosaur puzzle, and it just needed to be put away.

The funny thing about the day was that I was so worried that we would be bored that the opposite happened. I didn't sit down until after dinner, having filled the day with so much. (I also painted baby boy's dresser and book shelf while the boys watched TV.)

And so, as Mark cleaned up, I collapsed on the couch with "Property Brothers" and a cookie, Miles cuddled in next to me.

Perfect ending to a perfect day.


  1. That recipe sounds yummy! Sounds like a fun day!

  2. That sounds like a GREAT day! When you work outside the home all day sometimes being home can feel more busy I think. I was down with a cold all weekend. Which sucked. I always feel so guilty when I don't DO more over the weekend.

    1. Mark commented that I got so much done because I didn't run. I think what happens is I make myself too busy on the weekends and don't make time for chores. Sometimes it's nice to just hang at home and cook. Plus, homemade bread = winning.

      I hope you feel better soon!!!

  3. Miles is seriously one of the cutest little boys on the planet. Glad it was a fun day. xo

  4. Sounds super fun!!!! That bread looks amazing!!!