Last week the D.C. area had its first major snowstorm of 2011. We lost power for 24+ hours. We searched for flashlights and replaced batteries. We piled blankets on our beds and wore layers. Evan got to wear his Spiderman snow boots. We had peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast. I learned how to cook pasta and chicken nuggets on a gas grill. Bryan shoveled the driveway and Evan helped. We played Candyland and superheroes. I realized that no matter how long the power is out, I will still flip a light switch when I walk into a room. And I decided that we should unplug and stay in just a little more often.