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02 December 2007 @ 07:36 pm
SNOW! ICONS! And baby!Orli...  
The start of December kicked off to a great start!

14 inches of snow!!!!

Seriously...14 inches! :)

So before I could get the kids into warm wear, they were outside playing in it. I finally got them into warm coats, waterproof gloves, hats and thermal underwear. Then they got out the sleds and tubes and voila!

They were out for a long time today going down the hill in our backyard. They also made an igloo and tried to get the kitty involved.



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It's like burying yourself in the sand, only colder. :)

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I think it's illegal to have this much fun.

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Yes, the kitty's grown.

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No BBQ today! LOL!

And then my sister-in-law said she's never gone sledding because she grew up in Hollywood and when she went to live in Maryland, no one was into that so...

I told her to go do it today. She hemmed and hawed and I said get over it. Go out and have fun!

So, see? She didn't have fun at all...

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Nope! Not at all...



Another wonderful start to my holidays were some icons by the talented and generous qafmaniac who made me some QaF cannibal icons.

*points to my icon*

That's the Ranger Ben one. I have 3 more on my icon journal. They all say "Merry Christmas from Hell."

Thank you qafmaniac again!!!! *blows kisses*

Lastly, I was surfing youtube again and I came upon this somehow:



This would be Orlando Bloom's guest starring role on Midsomer Murders (a role he played in one episode before he went on to make Lord of the Rings). Someone put together all his scenes from the episode Judgement Day.

He's so cute!!!!

(I thought it was cute...)
 
 
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Betsy: angel_hugging_cordy_&_doyleangelspike69 on December 3rd, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
I got about 4 inches between yesterday and today in Silverdale, but at about 2 pm, it turned to rain and now it's all gone.
Maria: Cannibal Brian Christmasslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
It started snowing yesterday while I was in the Safeway and was an all out blizzard! Yikes! And then this morning, when it was raining everywhere else (even in Snoqualmie Valley), it was still snowing up in our neck of the woods.

Literally.

It started raining at around 3:00 and the snow is still pretty thick out there, but not as bad as today.
Betsy: ani_booth_eating_on_phoneangelspike69 on December 5th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
I heard today the Bremerton, which is about 15 minutes from where I am got over 13" in like 40 hours.
Amelia Oh: voldie clausoh_amelia on December 3rd, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
That looks like so much fun! I don't think I've ever seen that much snow in real life before. I wish it would snow where I live. Today it was probably in the high 60s to low 70s. I was in shorts. That's how warm it was.
Maria: Danny Equus Mad but Beautifulslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
Shorts?

Oh dear...

You know, yesterday morning it was about 39 degrees F and sunny so I thought, 'oooh! I'll open the bathroom window!' LOL!

Then Alex and I went to Safeway and came out and wham! Blizzard! When I got home, I had to debate whether or not to close the window.

Smartwool thermals from REI are great, ya know! :)
singlewoman: Galesinglewoman on December 3rd, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
Gad, I hate snow. Worst four letter word in the English language! There was a reason I was born in the South.

It is fun the day of, tubing etc., but the shoveling, driving and mess is just not worth it.

Don't mind me, cold and cranky tonight.
Maria: Cannibal Brian Christmasslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
And you live in NJ!

I'm from North Hollywood (the valley) and snow was a new concept for me 12 years ago when we moved up here.

I can't imagine not having it now. But I do hate driving in the stuff! :(

I'm a bit cranky too. The first snow of the season always means the worst day at the shop! :(
mdlawmdlaw on December 3rd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Your kids are adorable and so you sis-in-law and the kitty. Everyone in your family is adorable. That looks like fun, but coooooooolllllddddd! m :D
Maria: Christmas Story Triple Dog Dareslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
It was cold! That's what thermals are for! LOL!

THANK YOU! I think my family's pretty adorable too! :)
rosy5000: Brian Ooooorosy5000 on December 3rd, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
I am not looking forward to snow. :P We're supposed to get a rain/snow mix all week. *pouts*

I think it's been a while since we've gotten over 6 inches at a time. Since I live in the suburbs, we never really had anywhere to go sledding, but I never missed it much. I hate the cold. lol
Maria: Cannibal Brian Christmasslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
We're getting the rain now! Like that's anything new! LOL!

I don't like sledding much anymore either but I enjoy watching the kids having a ball! :)

I especially do NOT miss snowboarding.
Thistle: b/j love by m4tth3wthistle90 on December 3rd, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Awwww. What great pics. Your kids are so cute and having such a blast! I love it!
Maria: Christmas Story Ralphieslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!!

They just had so so so much fun! :)
Bluemchenkaffee: Galebluemchenkaffee on December 3rd, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Your kids are so cute and they really seem to have fun with all that snow.

Here it's raining all the time but I don't give up hope that maybe there will be some snow at Christmas.

*off to work now* Susanne
Maria: Ranger Ben Christmasslave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
*keeps fingers crossed for snow for you*

The kids had a real blast! And thank you!!!
critic75critic75 on December 3rd, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
The look on Donovan's face is worth millions. Pure, unadulterated, 100% bliss. In fact, everyone but the cat is enjoying the snow. Lovely pictures. Worth a thousand words, and a record for when they look back at them 20 years from now, they can testify, "I had a lot of fun, and was very happy on that day."

I watched the video, and Orlando is charismatic, but seems smaller in size than I imagined. Love the 'oh so proper' English, too.
Maria: Baby!Orlislave_o_spike on December 3rd, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
When Donovan came back into the house (actually, I MADE him come back because he looked like he was going past the merely cold part), I had to peel his jeans off his legs because they were so wet.

I then wrapped him in a blanket and placed him in bed to warm up. He slept for the rest of the day! He had really tired himself out! LOL! But oh, despite all that, he was in pure heaven!

As for Orlando? God I love that man! Orli for me is like Gale for you. I think it was in his 'starving actor days' - that's why he looks smaller. I remember finding this show (not the episode with Roli in it) about 5 or 6 years ago when looking for 'Lovejoy.' I watched about 2 episodes. It was very interesting. But it was a hard thing to find and I can't seem to get it on DVD. The humor on the show reminds me of mine. :)
shadownyc: url_girl - B-J Hanukah kissshadownyc on December 3rd, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
That snow activity looks like so much fun and your kids are so adorable!

We ended up with a nasty ice storm and are dealing with school delays this morning due to ice on the roads. Blech!
Maria: Christmas Story Ralphie and the Eff wordslave_o_spike on December 5th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
That day was great but sadly...over. And now is the time of the flooding. :(

I HATE HATE HATE ice on the roads. Blech is right!!!

*pets you*
snow_white79snow_white79 on December 3rd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
cute photos!! it looks like everyone had a fun time! And I don't know where your sis-in-law lived in MD, but where I am lots of people go sledding! Wow, I can't believe you got 14 inches!! that's so awesome :)
Maria: Christmas Story Ralphieslave_o_spike on December 5th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
She lived in Western MD. Apparently it was the flood plains so there weren't enough hills. Everything was FLAT. LOL!

And now the 14 inches is gone! I CAN NOT believe that! All gone!!!!

:(
FanSeefansee on December 3rd, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Awww....
I am such a sucker for snow, sleds, kids, and kittys, but the best was your sister-in-law! She's old enough to really enjoy the snow.

If I did only age-appropriate stuff, I'd never have any fun.

FanSee, who insures that amusement parks lose money when they give her a senior rate.
Maria: QaF Cannibal Christmasslave_o_spike on December 5th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Awww....
She really had a fun time and she couldn't believe she almost didn't do it. LOL!

I'm always doing something stupid. I need to grow up. :P
girloftheburbs: Laughing Galegirloftheburbs on December 4th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
How fun!! :D
Maria: Cannibal Brian Christmasslave_o_spike on December 5th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
It was!!!! But now ALL the snow is gone! :(
girloftheburbsgirloftheburbs on December 6th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh no, really? That was *a lot* of snow!! Btw, I love your icon! :D
Jude: winter chickflashfly on December 4th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
What great pics! Snow and kids is the perfect partnership. Did the kitty get all wet?
Maria: Ranger Ben Christmasslave_o_spike on December 5th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
The kitty didn't have a chance to get wet! LOL! As soon as Rowan put the kitty down, he ran into the house and straight for my bedroom and the bed! :)

Thank you! (I just kept snapping the button - I knew I was bound to get a good one eventually).