This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Living in MinneSNOWta!!

First blizzard of the year - and a full-fledged one at that!!!  It started about 7pm Friday night with rain and freezin rain and switched over Saturday morning.  We ended up with around 8 inches of snow between about 7am Saturday morning and lasted until the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Areas about an hour north of us and areas an hour east of us ended up with 15+ inches.  Daddy had a fun time trying to dig us out today - we couldn't even open the back door because the snow was part way up the door!!  And, as luck would have it, our snowblowers are not working!!  He got us dug out with the help of the neighbor's snowblower and the other neighbor's nephew.

The kids and I went grocery shopping on Friday after Raine got out of school - and it was CRAZY already at 3pm!!  We needed milk, eggs, bread, potatoes, and some snacks- ya know, the normal stuff - but the milk and bread were about sold out, not to mention the bottled water!!! (what happened to the days of just melting snow during a blizzard?  or filling empty milk jugs with water??)  Sax was really excited since we actually got one of the kid carts (for the first time).  I put a bag of taters in it right away so he wouldn't tip it over going around corners!!  Just had to be careful, though, cuz he had his own ideas of what he wanted to get....

Saturday the kids spent the day playing together pretty well, and Saxy clung to Daddy a lot.  Daddy woke up early and wasn't feeling too well. Mommy was sick all day, so spent a lot of the day sleeping, or trying too.  Stomach bug.... not fun!! It's a shame it was too cold to go out and play in it today!!  Our high temp was 0 degrees with a -15 windchill - not ideal for the kiddos especially since Sax won't keep his hat or mittens on!!  Maybe later this week we can get out and play - it's supposed to get up to 18 by Wednesday!!  If I can only find a way to keep him bundled up.... Hmmmm.....

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