The snow fairies delivered

Feb 05

When I went to bed last night, school was on a two-hour-delay.

At 6:11am the phone rang with the “closed” call.

At 6:56am, Maren did her excited tip-toe-run into my room, “Mommy, do I have a delay or is school closed?”

“Closed, Maren.  No school!”

And we both grinned.

She climbed into bed with me and we talked about what she wants to do today.

So far, the first request is to play American Girl dolls together.  I’m getting my original Kirsten doll (circa 1987?) out from the archives, along with all her outfits.  It’s the first time I’m letting Maren play with her… the only toy that made the cut through all of my bedroom sorts growing up.  Some of my favorite memories are playing with those dolls with my friends.

Next up, Fairy Bread for breakfast.  It’s a treat I associate with our Displaced Australians in Ohio group gatherings from my youth.  The recipe is simple, but thrilling for kids: bread/toast with butter (or peanut butter) and rainbow sprinkles.  Just for fun, and a really fun way to thank the snow fairies for their overnight work.

Wherever you are, enjoy your day!


  1. Mary Ann /

    Such fun. I love your willingness to share your life with us all. Enjoy!!

  2. Karen Almand /

    Sounds fabulous! Enjoy your day! And I’m jealous. I live in Memphis, TN and we have not had any snow yet this year-just a few flurries. I, like you, have wonderful childhood memories of snow days. My dad would sled with all the neighborhood kids, my mom would man the cookies and hot chocolate and then we made snow cream. You add vanilla and sugar to your snow and eat or put back in the freezer. We thought it was heavenly but now the thought of it makes me gag-so funny. Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

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  4. Aunt annie /

    The fairy bread sounds delightful! Don’t forget to make some snow angels!

  5. You have been graced with the ability to look beyond your circumstances and pull the beauty out….from within. God has blessed all of us who look forward to waking up to your many daily miracles. Thank you for sharing! I feel as if I am right there with you! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Marlayne Skeens /

    2 Thumbs Up 🙂 <3

  7. Fairy Bread – a way to bring the magic inside! I love it : )

  8. Love the fairy bread! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Hope you are having a lovely day with the girls.

  9. So glad the snow fairies came through for you (and so glad it sounds like you’re feeling well enough to enjoy most of it too)!! Love the fairy bread idea – I think that’ll pop up in our kitchen too for our own snow day 🙂
    Warm well wishes to you & hugs to all of you!

  10. Lori6NV /

    So jealous! I grew up with snow days, but they never seem to happen in the desert southwest! 🙂 Enjoy that extra girl time! Kirsten was my favorite growing up, too!

  11. Michelle /

    Hope there was laughter and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Lots of melted marshmallows. Eat with a spoon melted marshmallows. Because really, isn’t the only reason we drink hot chocolate is for THE marshmallows!!!!

  12. Love this sweet idea! Glad you had extra time with the girls at home . And I’m so glad I discovered you have a new blog. My blog post of your family should be finished tonight or tomorrow so I’m glad to know where to link the story of your family.