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Friday Favorites {#95}

Hello from snowy Kentucky! Today, is snow day #2 in a row, and with no school on Monday, we had a very short week of school.

I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika for the first Friday Favorites of 2 0 2 2 !

Favorite Moment(s):

After a hectic first week of break, it was nice to finally have time to do things that we normally don’t have time to do. Also, we had extra family time which is great too.

We saw the new Spider-Man movie, went for a hike at Red River Gorge, and went to Cincinnati for the Chiefs vs. Bengals game.

Our favorite moment from this week was the snow day yesterday! They were forecasting snow, and I thought we may have an early release, but as the time got closer, the forecast for snow was earlier, so we had no school.

We woke up to no snow, flurries around 10:00, and then inches (and inches!) of snow by noon.

The kids played outside quite a bit, and they went sledding too.

The forecast was for 4-8 inches, but kept getting bumped up. Yesterday afternoon, I measured 6 inches of snow and then the official total was over 9 inches by evening.

I’m always thankful that a snow day means not having to go anywhere. There were hundreds of people stranded for hours and hours on 64 and 75 due to collisions yesterday. Travis came home around 1:00, and even the main roads were backed up.

We celebrated the kids great report cards for 2nd quarter (and Hayden making the basketball team) with the You are Special red plate at dinner this week.

Favorite Picture:

My favorite picture this week is from Sunday at the Chiefs game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs lost, but it was a good game, and we had fun.

Favorite Food:

I’ve been able to meal plan and meal prep this week. We’ve had some great meals.

This week we’ve eaten:

Giada’s pasta was delish:

Another favorite food this week was our traditional snow day pancakes. I make these snowman pancakes every year on the first snow day!

Clothing Item:

I ordered these snow pants in just the knick of time. Hadley’s still fit, but Hayden’s didn’t. My kids usually get a couple years out of these, and I just buy the next size up as they grow. I ordered teal for Hadley and navy for Hayden.

Speaking of staying warm. I’m loving my new puffer coat from Walmart. I have a heavy winter coat, and this quilted one is a little lighter. I ordered it in dusky green which appears to be out of stock at the moment.

The orchid ice color has many size options. And there are plus size color and size options.

Favorite Kid Quote:

No specific funny quote, but the kids have been practicing presenting their science projects. They worked hard on them, and they have to share them with their classmates next week!

Favorite Memes:

Usually I share a “Mom Meme,” but these two “flashback” ones made me laugh.

I remember calling my mom at her school, speaking with the receptionist who would have to page my mom for the phone call. Then, I would have to wait for my mom to walk up to the front office to talk on the phone. As the years went on, she’d eventually have a phone in her room, and the secretary would connect me, but still more effort than texting nowadays.

This one is timely…this is the first school year the kids could know about school closing before bed. There have been years I knew school had been called off, and I would just send them to bed anyway. Wednesday night, they got the texts too saying “no school.”

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:

In honor of all the snow, here’s a flashback to January 2014…the froggy hats slay me!

Weekly Recap:

Here are my posts from last week and this week:

Not Just A Mom:

Monday is the first NJAM link up with these ladies:

Our topic is favorite bloggers. We’d love to have you join us…either by linking up or reading our posts 🙂

I hope you have a great weekend. I guess we got a surprise four day weekend, and I’m looking forward to enjoying it.

Thanks so much for reading! See you back here on Monday!

16 thoughts on “Friday Favorites {#95}

  1. Yeah for snow days for you! It must be nice to get a little break anyway and LOVE the snowman pancakes- so cute. Love seeing your meals- already pinned a couple of them- such great options- the memes made me laugh too- so true! Have a great weekend Jen 🙂

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  2. That meme about snow Days! My first school was Woodford County and I swear that is how I learned my KY counties! Ha!
    Tell me about your sneakers! They are perfect and I am in the market.

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  3. We got a snow day today and I’m ready for it! Way to go getting snow pants in the nick of time! I love that coat! The olive looks great on your and the light pink color might be perfect for me. You made the most of your break time with those fun trips/days! I love the new NJAM graphic. I’ll be linking up on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yay for a snow day! I saw a board member post that he doesn’t think we will make up these two days. I will believe it when I see it but I hope it’s true. I definitely love the coat. Walmart with a win again! I hope you have a great weekend (& yay! For the link up!) 🙂

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  4. I remember those phone calls. And my room was about as far away from the office as you could get. It was a long walk for a popsicle question! Or some other simple request. Texting would have been so easy.
    We teachers had a phone a phone tree which saved watching the tv scroll on snow days. Best of all Ronda would call early because she’d have the early inside scoop, and then since we were awake we’d end up talking on the phone for an hour!
    Looks like a great snow day. Cute coat.

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  5. We had a snow day on Friday and must have gotten near 9 or 10 inches of snow as well (though I don’t bother measuring since I really only like looking at it through the window). I love that snowman pancake tradition though– what a cute and fun idea!

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