Saturday, February 22, 2014

February Vacation Story

 
...Come when the rains 
Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light.

~William Cullen Bryant






Sometimes the boys will ask why this photo or that lands here on the blog; they asked about these. It came down to something as simple as the color of a hat against the snow and the story told. 


Jake needs a more colorful hat and that's all there is to that! ☺


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~John Takes to the Luge~


 ~Pitching Potatoes~


 When life gives you 10 pounds of sprouted potatoes, one should use them for something!
The lost potatoes, purchased for Christmas dinner, were found last Saturday in John's closet under a pile of work pants. The potatoes were ready for planting (none had yet rotted...phew!) so I've had the boys chuck a few over the banking every time we go to our sledding hill. Great fun!  

Have a fine weekend...

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~that's all, Folks~

42 comments:

  1. Your John is a great sport to try that - will he be ready for a place on the US Luge team in the next Olympics!!!!!!?
    It did look like a lot of fun - what snow - haven't seen any like that since I live in Mass. back in the sixties!
    Great pics of those really cute boys - pink cheeks and smiles really make Winter seem healthy and fun.
    Just lovely Vee.

    Happy weekend, Mary

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  2. Oh Vee - this is such a delightful post! The video of John is just precious with the giggles in the back ground and the prayer!!! So - you found the potatoes, thankfully? Another mystery solved! Sounds like good soup coming up?

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  3. I would do that in a New York Minute. Looks like so much fun. That's what I miss most about the winters I used to know. Not this overbearing hot stuff in January and February.

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  4. This photos certainly relate to the adage..."when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Lots of fun in the snow and I guess when I was younger I would have enjoyed this much snow, but not now; I'm a wimp:-D XOXO

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  5. The lost is found! Yea! When I first started through your photos I was struck by the wonderful color. Beautifully done--the green, red and black against the white. Love the sound of the boys' laughter!

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  6. These pictures were WONDERFUL and my hubby would soo be on riding down those hills with the grands too. Such fun! I have wondered and wondered about those potatoes, haha! Good thing they hadn't rotted yet. Oh how my grands would enjoy tossing like that, lol. Enjoy your week-end Vee!

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  7. Sounds like fun! Never know what you'll find in that closet. lol Your photos are similar to mine today. Are we neighbors? Oh yeah, that's right. You moved because of my comment about Bates. LOLOLOLOL (That gave me a good laugh, btw).

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  8. How fun! Cheryl is my inspiration for grandparenting while still having young children in the home, but you are an inspiration to me about grandparenting in general!

    Deanna

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  9. What wonderful photos Vee. It brought back memories of my childhood in Michigan and tobogganing down our hill. It was so fun to see John sledding! Glad you finally found those potatoes!

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  10. You found the potatoes! Now it's a wonder how did they end up where they did? I knew potatoes have eyes but legs is a new one. I'm storing the knives away from their reach henceforth. [suspiciously eyeing our potatoes] ~:)) *giggle*

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  11. Oh I'm smiling over here on the left coast! You found the potatoes. Yippee. What fun to chuck them. Yes, I agree, another brighter hat is a must. Love the green and blue one against the snow and the fact that's it's my Sounders Soccer team colors adds to the fun of seeing it in the snow! Have a great day!

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  12. I love those rosy cheeks and the look of pure delight on you grands face! John looks like he's having fun on the luge. Except maybe when he has to walk back uphill? Stay warm.

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  13. I noticed the rosy cheeks too! Such wintertime fun - and thank you for the video of John's Olympic event! Glad you found the missing potatoes too. They were found in a closet under work pants? OK, if you ever come to visit, I don't want you guys to ever put away my groceries, LOL!

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    1. Point well taken! I didn't do it. I swear to it.

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  14. I'm with Donna. I'll put away my own potatoes!
    I just love the pictures of the kids in the snow. Makes me think of a time when I was happy to sit in a pile of snow and get frozen to the bones.sledding.

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  15. Love how the boys are having so much fun in the snow and their giggles as John rides the luge. Laughed at where you found the potatoes and how the boys are having fun with them.

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  16. Love the video. Nothing like the sound of giggling boys. What a sport John is to give it a try. Love the pictures. Glad you found something to do with the potatoes, and super glad you found them before they rotted. I have experienced that before and believe me when I say, it's nothing I ever want to experience again. ~ Abby

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  17. What great fun! I love the sounds of the boys giggling as grandpa takes to the luge. Sounds like the mystery of the potatoes was finally solved too.

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  18. Forgot to mention - the picture with the potato is exquisite!! The shadows are so beautiful Vee. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Does it look like a face to you? Sam says that it does.

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  19. love, love, love your John!! What a great sport, love the boys laughter. Hmm..on the potatoes. LOLOL--BLESSINGS

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  20. grandkids, lost potatoes and luge... what a fun time at your house!!

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  21. Guess What?!? Snow is starting to fall here in Western Washington! Not sure how much will stick to the ground or for how long it will stay. :D Hubby is wishing he had his tow truck back already, hoping and praying next week!
    Have a lovely weekend Vee!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  22. I am so glad that you found those potatoes!!
    The pics of the grands are wonderful!

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  23. Fantastic photos and I loved the video . Oh HOORAY ! Ya found the spuds and they were ok FEW !! Love the lonely potato on the snow shot . Awesome post . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day ! Oh and when the kids ask about their photos being put up on your blog tell them Country Gal thinks they are cutie pies hehe !

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  24. The pictures say, Fun in the snow!! Love them.
    So those potatoes finally showed up. : ) Looks like a fun thing to do with them.

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  25. Hi Vee!

    I loved these photos! I especially loved the red gloves and sled - these really should be framed! I looks like you are have such a wonderful time...and I loved that you said a prayer before they went down the hill, you are an awesome grandma!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  26. Wonderful photos...and too funny about the potatoes. I always wondered where they'd turn up. LOL

    Love your new current header.

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  27. We woke up to snow this morning, but it's nothing like yours. I'd jump on the sled and go down that track in a minute! Love the prayer and John's enthusiasm. The first series of photos is a lovely photo essay of one of the joys of youth. Love the colors and action.
    So glad the potatoes turned up. I would venture that if they had started to rot, you'd have found them sooner - such a terrible odor!

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  28. I love hearing the giggles on the video! Such fun! What a great way to use those mystery potatoes!

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  29. Yay, John!! (I loved, "Say a prayer.") :D

    Sam's hat does make for a great snow picture! Maybe you can find an end-of-season clearance hat for Jake so you'll be all ready for next winter. (Isn't it funny how we begin to see details like that because we blog?)

    The potatoes have been found! It may not be as exciting as the lost sheep or the lost coin...but your readers are all glad for some resolution! We were worried about those potatoes, weren't we? :D

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  30. Chuckin' potatoes, huh? Give 'em ten years and they'll be wanting to make potato launchers!

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  31. Of course!!! Where else would those taters be?!! Lol. Too funny. Great shots.
    Oh, and I do love Constant Comment tea too....in your header.

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  32. Those are great photos taken in the snow. You are right-it is the hat color and pink cheeks that MAKE those pictures. John was a little slow on the take off there but once he took off he really went. lol
    Where else did you expect to find those potatoes? You already knew they weren't in the pantry! lol xo Diana

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  33. Now that looked like fun! The ride wasn't too fast so I think I'd like to try John's luge. You're going to laugh if you find potatoes growing all over the place this summer. :-)

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  34. AWESOME!!!!! I would have been screaming all the way down the luge!!!
    Congrats on discovering your long lost potatoes!!!

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  35. I love it! Isn't it amazing where we can "lose" things...lol! And how much fun to use them in such a way...they didn't go to waste...they played a part in some great fun! I would have loved to have tried it!

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  36. I had to laugh when I saw you had found the lost potatoes, and in such an unusual place! I knew you would come across them sooner or later:>)

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  37. The photos were great catches - I love to see that snow - so pretty. Looks like you have a field of it. So where do you live - I forgot - sorry. And I love the Gaiters.

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  38. Love the photos of the boys in the snow. The colours and the smiles are beautiful. Love the video of John on the luge! Yay!! Made me smile. The lost has been found at last. That is so funny Vee. Maybe you'll have a crop of potatoes growing there in the spring. Ha ha. Great way to get rid of them and have some fun too. Hugs. Pam

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  39. Your grandsons enjoy the snow so much! I was the same as a child. Snow was always the best plaything I could think of at their age.

    Love the shadows in the last photo, Vee! Glad you found those elusive potatoes...lol!

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