What about 2008? This is my favorite picture from 2008. It was taken a few days after we got back from Ethiopia in February. We came home to an ice storm and lost power for one night. This is Jordan and her friends, along with all the other kids taking funny face pictures on her laptop. This was a magical photo to me. This was truly a magical night. This photo says it all - the joining together of different cultures, languages, genders, and age groups.
This is what it looked like with a flash.
This ice storm is nothing compared to 2007. Are we even calling it an ice storm? Well, it's been 2 days of freezing rain, sleet and snow. No school today or tomorrow.
In memory of that ice storm, we had an all you can eat pancake brunch today by candlelight with a memory of turning tragedy into bonding. We did it in 2007 and again in 2008. Here's our moment of bonding for 2009's ice storm.