Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


I have added a new word to the dictionary.

Snowluge: \sno-luj \ 1:  an overflowing of the land by snow 2: a deluge of snow.

The Boston area has received over 60 inches of snow in the last 14 days. While we are hearty New Englanders and acclimated to heavy snow accumulations over the winter months; we are not used to getting this much snow....in just a few weeks.

Combine this with frigid temperatures, kids home from school for days on end and you have a pretty good idea how grouchy we all are getting around here.

Remember the plant Pete was trying to kill?

It is completely submerged under a mountain of snow.
The height of the plowed snow at the end of our driveway.

mountainous snow banks

buried mailboxes

hidden stop signs

Can you see this one?

 and this one?

  Even the trees look small
business are difficult to see behind walls of snow
Oncoming vehicles are even more difficult to see
The bad news is.......we have two more storms a comin' this week.
The good news is......my Christmas Cactus is starting to bloom
as it does every spring.
a sign of things to come?