12 February 2014

Snow + Survival




Today we spent a short, ten, beautiful minutes attempting a walk through Atlantartica. Oh my, it was a big ice rink. We didn't last long out there.
BUT, I will tell you what crazy snow behavior we took part in for hours...television watching. We cut cable a few months ago, so I've been exploring our Amazon account to see what on earth there is to watch during a snowstorm. Well, I already watched the entire documentary on Everest (ask me anything), so I opted for no less than ten episodes of Dual Survival, a show that follows a navy seal and survival expert through dangerous scenarios. So there you have it; I am now skilled in many survival situations. What more could one ask from being snowed in but to learn some pretty crucial survival techniques? Today I learned the following:
A.) White sap is usually a sign that a plant is poisonous
B.) Hippos can have a mouth span of 4 feet!! Also, they are extremely territorial and act craaaaazy when mad. Just don't cross one.
C.) Elephants only digest 50% of all their food which leaves the other 50% to a lucky survivor
D.) Sage is a natural insect repellant.
E.) When building a fire, you're going to need to find a little magical pile of highly flammable materials called tinder.

Welp, if that isn't useful knowledge, I don't know what is. And let me just say there's much more where that came from, friends.

 Hope you are enjoying this big, white beautiful blanket and all the ways it shakes things up a bit.



Oh, and don't forget that the V-day giveaway ends tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. Y'all were brave to get out there! I'm loving watching the snow fall this morning! Matt said said next Thursday is a high of 71- haha... Atlanta is crazy.

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    1. It was such a blast! And 71 on Thursday?! Haha oh, Atlanta.

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  2. Fun seeing everyone in the south get snow! You guys are such cuties!

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    1. Aww thanks, Anne! It was fun to have snow for a couple days! Love your blog, by the way! And the name! The hills are alive- perfect.

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  3. Um you're lil fam is precious! Happy you Southerners are getting a taste of the white stuff and taking some of it off our shoulders (from metro Detroit). Sweet blog momma!

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    1. Hi Emily Kate! Yeah, we borrowed the snow for about 48 hours. It was fun while it lasted. Oh and by the way, I sat in the nail salon today (rare moment to myself) and read so many of your posts today. Your family is precious and your heart is amazing. I can't imagine how busy your average day is! You are a blessing.

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  4. Now that is what I call useful info. Always keep an elephant around, just in case. ;)

    And love those pictures! Looks like you guys soaked the most out of your snow day the way you should. Here in Austin we got a dusting of ice and then just cold grossness. Not nearly as fun.

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    1. Christina, haha yes exactly! Thank you! Yeah, I'm sure it's rare for Texas to see much powder!

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  5. You have snow, and we don't?! What is this craziness?! ;)

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    1. Allison, I know-right?! It was gone just as quickly as it came! Hope you are enjoying time with your mama. We are praying for safe travels for Stephen!

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