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A Winter Wonderland in Virginia

Last weekend a magical snow storm descended upon us, dropping over two feet of snow and burying all our cars and mailboxes. I enjoyed every moment of it. It’s funny how it takes an act of nature of this magnitude to just have everyone stop to live in the moment, relax, spend time with family, and enjoy life. What I did NOT enjoy so much was the flu virus that this storm has graced our home with, but more on that another time….

So hubby did all the snow shoveling and pouring of ice melts because he thinks I am some fragile princess. Little does he know I actually enjoy shoveling snow and I’m quite good at it. I feel like it’s therapeutic and a productive work out session. It’s kind of like weight lifting, no? But I definitely was not complaining about staying warm and cozy inside. I cooked a LOT. Like, four times a day a lot. This storm gave me time to embrace my domesticated side. I love it. If I weren’t on a diet for the rest of my life I would have baked yummies too, but salmon and other proteins sufficed…..

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We stocked up on a bunch of meat and vegetables. The grocery stores were insane! Everyone went into a panic and cleared out all the shelves. I had to send hubby to 4 different grocery stores to stock up on lightly sweetened almond milk for the kids. We were prepared though, with our amazon prime monthly delivery boxes of diapers, diapers, and more diapers, along with wipes and other toddler necessities. I laugh at myself in my head when I think back a few years ago when hurricane Sandy hit, and our stockpile included essentials such as wine, candy, chocolate, frozen pizzas and more wine. Hah, how different we were back then!

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Daddy threw some snow on his own head. The things we do to amuse our children…….

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Our cul de sac, and this pic was only taken on the second day of the three day storm. Apparently the plowing of cul de sacs is lowest priority. Lucky us!

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Sir Edward the french bulldog does not like the snow, so we have to carry him to a not so snowy area for him to go potty. He is after all, a California dog.

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Hope you enjoyed your snow days just as much as we did.

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.