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Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Ok, ok, we’re not really snowbound but that sounds ever so much better than icebound. :)

Due to extreme temperatures for Texas, a lot of the major roads in our area are closed because of the sparkling, deadly layer of ice. Last night as the temperature dropped we gathered in our familyroom to eat dinner before the fireplace, determined to enjoy each and every ounce of winter weather. Keeping our house at a frosty 58 degrees caused us to huddle even closer to the warmth of our first ever fire. After living for so many years in an old, drafty house, there is something special about layering clothes and wrapping up in blankets which brings a warm, fuzzy feeling to my heart. Some might complain about the unusually cold weather here, but to our family these few days are a little gift from the Lord.

Last night felt like we were on vacation. After dinner I sat on the floor in front of the hearth and watched the flames dance while listening to some peaceful music. John later joined me and we both curled up in front of the fire while joining Mom and Dad in listening to Kevin Swanson’s lecture “Suffer the Children” from the Uniting Church and Family Conference last year. Feeling the flames flicker across my face in the darkened room, with most of my dear family sharing in the experience, caused such a sense of gratefulness to God for His gifts of family, fire and frosty weather.

While we are icebound here in San Antonio, Tim is enjoying is own (and much prettier) version of winter in Colorado while on a ski/snowboarding trip with a group of friends from around the country. Poor guy, he always seems to miss out on winter weather in San Antonio, but we’re not feeling too bad for him with all that snow in the Rockies. :)

Well, I’m off to do some baking. There is nothing like a cold day which encourages one to don an apron and crank up the oven. Farewell for now from icy San Antonio.


Blogger Erber Correspondent said...

Enjoy your wintery wonderland!! Wish I could send a couple inches of snow down to you all, but at least you have a taste of winter!


12:43 PM  
Blogger The Horn Family said...

Thanks for your wintery wishes, Jessica. Perhaps someday a budding entrepreneur will figure out a way to transport snow from one area to another, but until then I'll have to remain content with the icy mud. :)

Hope all is well with you and yours.


11:16 AM  

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