Okay so "disaster" may be a strong word for a winter storm but it was the only one I could think of at the time. So let me just go ahead and tell you about how sometimes our plans are turned upside down.
I started out the week with a quick trip to Dallas, a reunion with some friends, and 6 photo shoots planned back home between Thursday and Sunday. I took Ruthie to Dallas and it all changed.
Then we woke up to THIS! Yes 3-4 inches of ice! We were clearly not going home that day and my baby girl was more than excited to play it out!
For the record- snow angels don't work on ice.
But writing your name and then adding "mom" to be sweet does work and it buys you a few more minutes in the cold.
Going home on Friday was clearly out and then came Saturday. I woke up to news about people sliding off of bridges and 100s of 18 wheelers abandoned on the highways around Dallas. I heard reports of 10-18 hour waits on the roads and advice to pack food and a blanket if you have to get out.
Looks like it is one more night in paradise. :)
Oh and did I mention it will be night #3 free on points? I guess this husband traveling to Chicago for school stuff is paying me back. :)
So the downside (other than not being around to help my husband and having to cancel 4 of my shoots) is that it aint cheap to eat around this place. Ruthie and I have been sharing meals, watching a lot of TV, and trying to make this little adventure as cheap as possible.
But today I splurged. I mean who can pass up a character brunch when you are trapped for another day? I am so glad that I decided to go for it.
Okay I am not going to suggest that God froze north Texas for me to have some uninterrupted time with my baby girl who is about to be a big sister, but I think He might have worked it into the plan and given us a sweet little blessing in disguise.