Snow Day Fun (plus Meal Plan #3)

When the weather forecast says we are getting a lot of snow and we don’t get a single flurry, I feel genuine frustration and sadness. So, when I woke up Friday morning to an inch or two of beautiful snow on the ground with no end in sight, I seriously squealed and giggled like a little girl. That morning (plus the two snow days Daniel had before) turned into five full days home with my loves. We had absolutely nothing to do except enjoy one another, our cozy home, and our moments of designated alone time because we eventually started to go a little insane…

On day 1, Sam could not stop watching the snow all morning. “Snow! Momma, snow! Daddy, snow!” He loved putting on his new boots and mittens and chasing our dog around the yard. “Yay!” we thought, “He’s going to love this!” Well, that turned out to be a hilarious misconception.

On day 3, the snow was really coming down, so we decided to hurry outside just in case it suddenly stopped. This idea of getting dressed for snow in two minutes was a complete FAIL, as anyone with kids can imagine. Sam was excited at first, then bored (before even stepping out of the door), then absolutely, totally miserable. These pictures perfectly sum up our experience in the snow.

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So, what does my sweet, thoughtful, manly husband do to turn this day into everything we could have dreamed of as parents of a little adventurer? He decides to build this amazing beauty so Sam wouldn’t have to walk in the snow, which, it turns out, he is genuinely terrified of.

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I was pretty impressed. Sam, not so much. While we were moving, he was sort of calm. Each time we stopped for a mere second, he would wail hysterically. Needless to say, we didn’t go play in the snow the remainder of the weekend. Hopefully we can try again next year! Thank you, Lord, for this amazing week of family, relaxation, and sweet, sweet memories!

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 10.21.47 PMIt’s pretty clear from this post that I had ample time to put together a delicious meal plan for the last ten days of this Whole 30. So, here you go! Almost all recipes are new to me, which is a pretty exciting way to close out this challenge. I hope you enjoy!

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Easy Egg Salad

Paleo Homestyle Meatloaf

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Cauliflower Rice

Bacon and Butternut Squash Quiche

Asparagus Potato Hash

One-Skillet Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

Shrimp Pad Thai

Asparagus and Ham Crustless Quiche

Smoky Bacon Chicken Thighs

Baked Cinnamon Apples

The following are from Whole 30 by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig:

Southwest Scrambled Eggs

Stuffed Peppers

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