Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

A couple of great friends (left) and one of our mangled trees post storm (right)
This weekend was spent in the company of friends and good books. For Valentine's day, Hubby and I set the girls up with heart shaped pizza Friday night and headed out for a rare dinner out with friends; and Saturday morning the girls and I were treated to a Valentine breakfast hubby made of Nutella french toast sandwiches (delicious!). Later, we had a girls night of fondue - broth, cheese and chocolate - with such a great group of girlfriends (some of whom don't even mind getting their picture taken). Pea and Elle were especially enjoying "sneaking" more chocolate and fruit than anything else for supper! I did make sure they ate a vegetable or two before the night was out :) An intense ice storm Saturday night forced my sister to stay over avoiding treacherous roads, resulting in much overdue gabbing late into the night, though also had us housebound Sunday, when we caught up with homework and a few good books. And some much needed sleep. 


  1. I know I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but what is an ice storm? I've never heard of one.
    We've had the most horrendous weather over here in the UK, with many people homeless because of flooding and storm damage.

    1. It's so sad about all those affected by the weather in the UK - it doesn't matter how prepared you are sometimes. It would be such a hard reality to be faced with to lose your home.
      We had freezing rain with high winds, to the point that chunks of ice littered our deck and everything was covered in a thick layer of ice.


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