Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The snow officially made its appearance on Sunday but wasn’t a very impressive show. At only 369 feet, we didn’t get much. Although it continued to snow off and on for three days, we didn’t have that much, it would just melt in between the very short snow showers.

But last night was forecasted to be the “Big One”. While it did start snowing at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon and didn’t stop, we still didn’t have any snow on the driveway or on our garbage cans when we went to bed…

I had lost hope completely and wasn’t holding my breath on school being cancelled for Zack and Andy in the morning. The forecast was calling for rain by 8am and 40 degrees before noon.:o(

I woke up at about 6:10am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I figured I might as well take a peek out the window and see if it had stopped yet…

snowpocalypse  01Nope! I hadn’t stopped yet!!! So I figured if it was still supposed to rain by 8:00, everybody had better get up and see this school or no school.

It is amazing how quickly even teenage boys get out of bed when you open their door and say, “Look outside. It’s snowing!”

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snowpocalypse  19What happened to my planters???

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It’s like a candle made out of snow

It was just too beautiful and enticing to not enjoy! Despite the dark and early hour, we all donned our snow gear and headed out to play in the snow!

snowpocalypse  02the front yard looked pretty much like the back yard

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snowpocalypse  23the van had a bit of snow on it…

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this is the snow that accumulated on the rear wiper of the van

snowpocalypse  06making snow angels in the driveway

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snowpocalypse  07the garbage can was bare when we went to bed

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perfect packing snow make a big snowball FAST

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it barely SQUEEZED between the cars

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started the next one on the uphill side of the street

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even so, it wasn’t long before he needed help pushing

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our house from across the street

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the house looks so pretty in the snow!

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our quiet peaceful street

Watching the sun come up doesn’t seem so bad when you’re out in the snow! ;o)

About the time the sun came up, the rain started… Just a light rain though.

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It looks like a lot of snow, even in the light!

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the deck steps disappeared

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the chicken coop looks so much better in the snow!

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the snowman eventually needed a ladder

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Snowman sentry #1

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Snowman sentry #2

Unfortunately, our poor woodshed couldn’t take the weight of all the snow and the water… The boys thought a car crashed into something or a firework went off.

snowpocalypse  03After all the playing, and building and shoveling and clearing we came in for hot cocoa and warm homemade sticky buns for breakfast! I love snow days!!!

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