Tori

The weather outside is frightful

In Missionary Stuff on December 22, 2009 at 6:57 am

but the fire is so delightful and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Okay so that’s a nice song and all but since it’s Sunday it doesn’t really fit. It’s so cold here….how cold you ask. Well it’s -8 degrees Fahrenheit, -22 Celsius. Talk about cold. It’s so cold there’s no chance our diesel van is gonna start without some major help. Bro. Rich (the national pastor) called this morning and said that out of all Croatia our town was the coldest. Not counting the feet of snow from yesterday, it’s cold!

We haven’t got this much snow for at least 6 years. Before we came to Croatia they had this much snow every year but we hot blooded Texans ruined it for them.

Hannah is 12 and she’s up to her knees in the snow, it is awesome! So here are just a few pics of our glorious snow! Sorry Traci, I know you wish you were here.

kids playing last night
look at all the snow collected on the table.
beautiful

driving down the road yesterday, good thing we have all-season tire, plus Croats are very good at driving in snow so I didn’t see any accidents yesterday. In Texas there would have been multiple car pile-ups all over the place.
Johnny trying to get the ice off the windshield wipers after being in the store for 5 minutes. I’m sitting in the warm van!
On more thing before I publish this post. We’ve all been so bummed out about getting the snow now and not at Christmas. The forecast has been calling for a warm Christmas and it looked like there was no chance for a white Christmas but this morning I looked at out local weather that is actually posted from Croatia and unlike most weather forecasts ours is usually right. So look down there at Saturday and you’ll see they are calling for snow, we’ll there’s a good chance that could come earlier so maybe, just maybe we’ll have a white Christmas. I sure hope so.

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My new blog

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2006 at 10:56 pm

Please visit my new blogger blog. Thanks!

So I’m jumping on the bandwagon and adding some usless stuff about me!

In About Me, Lil' Bit of Everything on June 11, 2006 at 7:15 am
  1. FIRST NAME? Tori, well Victoria but Tori for short. 
  2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No
  3. QUESTION NUMBER 3, WHERE ARE YOU????
  4. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? I’m not a crier normally but I am known to shed a tear at happy and sad happenings.
  5. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes. Most of the time, No.
  6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Turkey Ham
  7. KIDS? 3 great kids. Almost 14, 11 and 8.
  8. WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yea I think I would be, I’m pretty normal and honest. Maybe not so humble.🙂
  9. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? No, I have started 10, now I collect unfinished journals. 
  10. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Sometimes, but obviously joking. I try not to make people feel bad, ever.
  11. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yea I think so.
  12. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yea I would if I could find a way to do it in a skirt and still be modest.
  13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cinnamon Toast Crunch, yes I know they are loaded with sugar and fat, that’s why I like them.🙂
  14. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Normally, no.
  15. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yea, I’m pretty strong both emotionally and physically. 
  16. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Dolce Latte, it’s Italian and it’s to die for. No Blue Bell in Croatia.
  17. SHOE SIZE? 7.5
  18. RED OR PINK? Both
  19. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My constant struggle with weight and my suspicion.
  20. WHO DO YOU MISS MOST? I miss my family in the states and my best friend Amanda. Not to mention a few other good friends.
  21. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? I think this is a pretty cool blog thingy, nice to get to know everyone better.
  22. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I’m wearing a khaki skirt and black shoes.They go, I made sure. :)
  23. LAST THING YOU ATE? Watermelon
  24. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Silence, the kids are apparently reading or getting into trouble one or the other.
  25. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? One of those rainbow ones, with lots of colors.
  26. FAVORITE SMELL? Mulberry
  27. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Oh my, I talked to my friend Amanda via computer phone. Does that count?
  28. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Physically, their smile. I like people who smile a lot. Personality wise, I like people who are confident.  
  29. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I found this on Mrs. B.’s Blog
  30. FAVORITE DRINK? I love iced tea and Dr. Pepper.
  31. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Hockey, it’s so exciting.
  32. HAIR COLOR? Dark brown but salt and pepper when not colored. :(  
  33. EYE COLOR? Brown, DH says the color of tootsie rolls.
  34. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No but I wear glasses for a stigmatism, but not all the time.
  35. FAVORITE FOOD?Anything mexican
  36. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings
  37. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Dark Pink
  38. HUGS OR KISSES? From DH and the kids, both and often. From my girl friends, either but from men neither. Hey that rhymed.
  39. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Uhhhh, Dunno.
  40. WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Uhhhh, Dunno.  
  41. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Confessions of an Organized Housewife
  42. WHAT"S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I don’t have one, I have a laser mouse.
  43. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Sherlock Holmes 
  44. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Sounds of storms, like thunder and heavy rain.
  45. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Yuck, Neither.
  46. THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Which home? The one here in Croatia or home in Texas?
  47. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Nope L God apparently didn’t think I needed one.🙂 
  48.  WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? 33 years ago I was born in a trailor house hospital in
    Caldwell, TX