Snowstorm Pictures!

Along with all the troubles of being without electricity, God also gave us the beauty of the snow and the joy of wintertime fun. Here are just a few of our pictures of this memorable time. As I write this, snow is pouring down outside again, but this time it is so cold that it is not sticking to everything. Please continue to pray for many who are still without power and who got up to four times as much snow as we did. This is victory, when God’s love and truth reign freely in our hearts no matter what.

Breathtaking! White wonderland White everywhere! White wonderland Trecking the hills. Jonathan in a natural "snow hut". When the sun came out! Such artwork! Glistening trees Shoveling snow. When our work is done... ...we get to play! The bobsled course... with a tunnel! The igloo! We had to take down the icicles......before they got too heavy for the gutters. Wood Stove - our biggest help in keeping warm. The fireplace helped too. We even brought out the kerosene heater. The hand pump was a huge blessing! Generator to the rescue! The honeybees try to survive too. This one had FL plates :) but honestly, it could happen to anyone. O those West Virginia hills! We praise the Lord for watching over us and many others!


  1. Esther Staddon February 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Wow! Totally incredible! Unbelievable! It’s so beautiful! Looks like you all are making the most of it!

  2. Robert Staddon February 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Beautiful! Looks like quite the adventure! Now I feel like I was right there with you guys. 🙂

  3. Allen P. February 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    That tunnel – wow. We never get that much snow here! I am glad you are back “in power”!

  4. James February 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Unbelievable, absolutely breathtaking! I’m so glad you got out there to take some pictures. It isn’t but once every seven years or so you’ll get a snowfall that deep! Boy, do I wish I was there!

  5. The Neely Team February 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    After seeing pictures of all of this – we are convinced. We want to visit WV too! 🙂 Someone said, “Do you need any neighbors??” 🙂
    Loved the tunnel and igloo! Looks like a blast…

  6. Martin Family February 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    We LOVE the glistening trees picture! We could hang that on a wall and look at it all day! Nice work capturing God’s beautiful creation!

  7. Daniel February 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    I agree with the Martins! I think I’ll make that picture my desktop background in the office of oooh and aaah over with everyone else in Finance. 🙂 Those are some rare shots Michael. “Oh those West Virginia Hills!” – I can hear it echoing out over the snowscape…

    To tell the truth, Jonathan and David, I am shocked beyond all measure! Sufficiently intense and descriptive adjectives utterly fail me! I remember dreaming of making some type of bob-sledding trail, but it never came anything close to becoming a reality… And the tunnel? Who has seen icicles as tall as David recently? Not to mention the igloo! This will be a winter to remember!

  8. Donald February 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Your last sentence was really meaningful to me, Michael. Today I had a hard time chipping icicles out from the gutters and the Lord reminded how true it is. When His love and truth reign in our hearts not matter what we have the victory!


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