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North Texas Snow Day

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Today handed us some seriously wild and crazy North Texas weather.

No worries though...Spring is just around the corner. Like this coming Tuesday. 

We turned around on our way to OT early this morning because it had started snowing and mostly because people can't drive. I'm glad we did because the roads and traffic just continued to get worse all morning. 

It snowed all day which is crazy in itself. This is Texas people!

All in all we got about 2-3 inches at our house. 

Late in the afternoon we bundled up and headed out to create the one and only snowman of the season. Renn even got in on the fun and ate about a ton of snow doing so. 

This time Caleigh looked like the kid in A Christmas Story. You know the "I can't put my arms down" kid. Three shirts, three pants, three socks, hoodie, hat, coat, mittens, boots. She sat up in her power chair better than anything I've ever seen. There was a lot of trunk support happening!  

We stayed outside for way more than an hour. Caleigh cruised around, Eric and I built the snowman, we dressed the guy and then headed inside right before we lost all feeling in our hands and it got dark. 

Our toes and hands were frozen, but we had a lot of fun. In all my life I don't remember building such a large snowman. It should be fun to see how he melts over the next week. 

So many were stuck out on the highway for hours on end just trying to get home. I'm extremely thankful that our little family was safe at home and all together to enjoy the snowy white day. 


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North Texas Sleet Day

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What do you do when North Texas is shut down on account of some sleet? 

You bundle up, and crunch ice in your power chair like a princess. 

Caleigh has been doing really well driving her chair with the joystick. Today was a great day to enjoy it too! We added new stickers and cleaned it up before we headed out in the cold. 

She lasted about 30 minutes before she was ready to come inside. 

Today taught me that we aren't even prepared for the cold of Pittsburgh and Boston. -9 and below isn't even on our radar. Today it was 27 degrees and we were chilly. Our Texas attire just doesn't seem to be enough. Depending on our trip timing we will need to stock up on warmer clothes for sure. 

We haven't had anything that really resembles winter so far this year so we were about due. Hoping you are warm and snuggly this evening and enjoying time with your family. 

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Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Caleigh was amazing during all the appointments on Tuesday. We were at the hospital for 4 hours that day and she didn't need music or books on her iPad. She didn't get upset about everyone talking about her situation. The fact that she didn't need to be entertained, to escape whatever is happening around her is huge for Caleigh. 

She talked on her iPad a lot, answered questions when asked and was super polite to everyone. 

As a reward for her awesome behavior, we took her to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo the same night. We had some pretty sweet seats on the front row. 

Caleigh was tired as you can see in the photo above, but she really perked up once everything got started. 

Caleigh loved the chuck wagon races, barrel racing and bull riding the most. She was in horse heaven the whole night! 

She woke up the next morning smiling from ear to ear. 


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