January 11, 2015

Snow, Ice and Harry Potter!

It's been a wild week of extreme weather. 

 The snow was coming down so hard Thursday night, we could barely see across our own yard.

Friday, we enjoyed all enjoyed a day off from school and spent the majority of our time digging out.

On Saturday, we officially opened up our backyard ice rink.

It's been weeks nurturing the ice and this extra cold weather really helped get the ice nice and hard.  

For my long time followers, you know that my husband loves Harry Potter and spends time each week reading Harry Potter during the lunch hour to two different elementary schools in his district.

Saturday night, was their annual Harry Potter Yule Ball.

 Over 150 students were in attendance.

 The decorations were nothing short of fantastic.

A truly magic evening.

Not sure how we're going to top the excitement of this past week.

Have yourself a magical week.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Harry P. event is SO neat! What a wonderful costume your hubby has, too. Enjoy your day...stay bundled up and warm! Hugs, Diane

Jboo said...

Wow!! The Harry Potter event looks like a blast! Very very cool! And the ice rink looks super cool! :) Hope you have a great week! Maddy requests you send enough snow for a snow day to Nebraska please!;)

Margaret said...

How cool! I have a big Harry Potter owl from a candy company display. I have to figure out how I can ship that to your hubby. Wish we could go skating in your backyard. Caitlin has recently started skating and loves it. We go to our local ice rink but to have one in your own yard would be incredible. Have a great Sunday! I'm working on your swap item today :) so excited. Maggie

Lynn said...

Wow, that does sound like a fun full week! Love the snow shot:@)

Donna said...

Looks like you received alot more snow than we did, Kim! Love the shot of the snowflakes and your Christmas lights. Bet the girls are loving the ice rink. And who is that bearded gent?:)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

My goodness...you really have been busy! I love the idea of a Harry Potter ball. I loved the books, she is a brilliant author.

I didn't know that you were going to open the ice rink this year, I thought you would do all of your skating at the lake...but having it so close must be great.

Patti said...

I always wonder how you have enough time in your days to do all the magical things you do. Your family is so fun!

Shirley Hatfield said...

They are finally building a seasonal ice rink in the sports park about a mile or so from here. I need to go check it out...when we have cold enough weather for ice that is! I love the idea that your husband reads to school kids...out loud reading time was the highlight of my school days. The kids won't forget it.

Lynne said...

What a wonderful time the rink will provide!
That Harry Potter guy of yours is a great guy!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

You are so lucky Kim, I have been wishing for a snow storm here in mid Missouri but we just aren't getting one, or have not had one! Your ice rink looks like so much fun!
Take care and stay warm!

Debby said...

Oh that ice rink is so nice. I never could skate. I think it was the fear of falling through. It is cold. It has been a week of weather here. Two school days the first week after the holidays.
Your husband looks great. Love that wig.
Stay warm.

Jodee said...

Holy cats! You guys are getting drilled with snow! We have freezing cold temps but little snow.

Love, love, love your colored lights and ice skating rink. You guys make winter look sooo fun!

ThrifterSisters said...

Sounds like such a fun week! The Harry Potter Ball looked like it was so much fun. What an awesome idea!


Pam Kessler said...

The Harry Potter party looks amazing! And the hanging candles!!! Glad you had a magical weekend!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

The Harry Potter ball looks like such fun!! Love seeing your ice skating photos! It was so cold last week, stay warm this week!! :) xo Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Never a dull moment with your family! i look forward to your ice rink every year..such a great backyard treat to have!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You are most definitely a family that plays together! Great role models too. :)

The snow is beautiful, but I'm glad we're not seeing it here yet. Rain, rain is all we have.

vivian said...

OH that ice rink! such fun! you know, Ive never read any of the Harry Potter books. But I have seen a couple of the movies. That party looks like a blast.. and of course, Im sure you all had something to do with those decorations. the floating candles are really cool. and of course.. I saw those on your instagram!
have a great week and stay warm!
only 65 ddays til spring!

Corey Moortgat said...

My brother-in-law would be so into that Harry Potter event! It looks so fun! And so does the ice skating- I loved ice skating when I was younger, but I don't know if my ankles could handle it now!!