Christmas Blizzard 2016

We had an adventerous and memorable Christmas in Campbell County this year. Due to a forecasted storm, I packed an overnight bag and loaded up the boys on Christmas Eve; we decided to ride out the storm at the ranch. Little did we know that we’d lose electricity on Christmas night and be without it for two days. 

New Rubbermaid appliance

Ramen noodles in a coffeepot #collegedays

The power outage caused us to use creative means of cooking and lighting, and the boys said several times that this was their favorite Christmas (keep in mind, our older son only has three others for comparison). 

I would have made an awful pioneer wife. I’m fine without power as long as all that is required is snuggling under a blanket with a good book (I started Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy during the outage). 


Today was a beautiful crisp, clear day. Despite the frigid temperature, there was no wind, so the boys were bundled up and sent out to assist with chores. The Christmas thunderstorm covered everything with a beautiful coat of ice. The amazing scenery and fresh air did us all well today. 

Helping Dad & Papa

I pray that everyone still without power is safe and warm. 

Peace and Blessings, 

The Displaced City Girl 

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