26 January 2010


Two weeks ago it snowed in my beautiful city. About 6-8 inches, but that's special for Oxford. My neighbor Hannah said it was the most snow she can remember seeing. It was g l o r i o u s.

I feel like a dwarf should have come striding out of this house.

Some unidentified fiend constructed this five-foot diameter ball of snow right in front of our driveway before any of us woke up. Props to him or her for serious early morning action.

I walked through the Parks on my way to college and obviously everyone under the age of 20 had gotten off school:

Everyone in town got into the snowman spirit! I saw two guys in a pickup truck cruising around town with a five- or six-foot snowman in the back of their truck. Somebody else built eight snowmen on the steps of the Martyrs' Memorial. And this chap was in front of Greens Cafe:

My neighbors and I were totally into the snowman building spirit. Until we realized our snowman skillz were weaker than we thought. Our snowman ended up being a snow tower, but it was a victory nonetheless because we got it taller than the boys! :)

Here are Andy and Hannah, who along with Rowena and Andrew, assisted me in this architectural masterpiece:

Oh, and unlike Narnia, this winter did have a Christmas. And I was present for it. I stayed here in Europe instead of going home, so my Christmas day involved lots of cooking, lots of eating, and lots of movies with my sweet friends Karen and Rebekah.

This is the Christmas extravaganza box of joy I got from my family:

And some of the delightful contents:

Domestic goddess whipping up something yummy:

I am absurdly skilled at grating cheese:

Oh golly gosh they are c-ute!

"God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'" Job 37:5-6


  1. you are so beautiful! love the pictures!

  2. Narnia indeed! Glad you enjoyed your Christmas in Europe...it can feel lonely but then you remember it's a one time kind of thing and you just enjoy it!
    I know I have had a blog marathon...that's what happens when i have a lot of catching up to do and some sick kids that are sleeping a lot giving me time to blog blog blog away! thanks for reading:) love you and can't wait for you to come visit us all the way here on the east coast:) plug that into your travel log girl!