Mom and dad started taking down my Princess tree. I told them there’s snow outside it’s still Christmas! What were they thinking? As you can see it didn’t go over too well.
Adora putting the ornaments back on.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! (Photos by Gayle Tiller )
This morning during the news we asked.. what stresses you out during the holidays? The question is at the core of a new study done by the Century Council ..a local non-profit dedicated to fighting drunk driving.230 parents participated via twitter using the trending hashtag #HolidayZen.
In asking moms and dads what they thought about the holidays they found.
This word square shows some of the most popular things shared among parents online.. topics like baking, planning, drinking and hoilday stress were big ones.
If you haven’t gone down to the Ellipse to see the National Tree.. here’s more reason to visit. There’s a cute little Santa Workshop where you can see where Santa makes his toys and then get to talk to the jolly old man himself! What’s great is that you can take your own pictures… and it’s absolutely free. I love the set up and the Santa was so sweet and really took time with the children. Parking can be tough.. but we went on a Thursday.. got there around 4:30pm and found plenty of parking along 17th Street. If you want to make a night of it… check the Williard Hotel to see if they have hot chocolate and caroling going on inside too! I love the holiday season in Washington!
My friend Kerry capturing her little Declan
If your kids are a fan of toy trucks and trains– the foot of the tree is encircled with them! It was a hit!
“What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking#gettingready,” she posted along with the pic.
It personally doesn’t bother me. Of course social media has reacted with the polarizing results we would expect with this topic. A lot of people loving her hard core feelings about breastfeeding. Others who think she’s too much.. and too preachy with her beliefs. You might remember she told Harper’s Bazaar UK “There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
After getting a whole bunch of backlash.. Giselle took to her blog to explain her thoughts. Whatcha think of the pic?
Digging out of the snow goes digital across our region.
VDOT introduces the Snow Plow Tracker online you can see in real time when the trucks are clearing around your neighborhood in Northern Virginia.Plug in your address.. and even get the option to take a look at LIVE traffic cams nearby too.
Maryland doesn’t have a statewide plow tracker– but Howard County does.Their tracker has a legend that allows you to see whats been salted, plowed or both.
In DC there’s a pretty accurate “Snow Response Reporting System“. It isn’t a live GPS tracker, but it does update frequently. I plugged in our station’s address and got an immediate animation with where the plows were overnight. The live camera feature of local roads and their conditions pop up too. Just a few tools you can use at home now as we get through another storm. We’re posting all this at nbcwashington.com. Search PLOW.