Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard of 2009

Well, here we are... 24 hours and 36 inches of snow!! Chris said the last time he remembers this much snow here before Christmas, he wasn't much older than Abby. It started last night about 5:00PM and has been snowing here since. At times there were the biggest flakes coming down that I think I had ever seen! Abby was up at 6:00am and I had to bribe her with hot cocoa with marshmallows, but as soon as Mikaylah was up and fed, they were both bundled up and out in the snow. It came up past both of their knees and it was hard to walk in, but that didn't stop them from having a great time! Chris helped his uncle scrape the lane, and although it took a long time, they made a lot of headway. Church has been canceled and we won't get out tomorrow, but neither will a lot of people here in the valley. Don't worry about us... we are well stocked with water, milk, bread... and lots of hot cocoa and marshmallows!! Those are the essentials of this snowy adventure!
Winter Blizzard 2009
Winter Blizzard 2009
Winter Blizzard 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow in Virginia!!!

originally uploaded by kaleidoscope pixie.
Have you ever heard the old phrase, watch what you wish for?? Well, I had been telling everyone that I wanted lots and lots of snow this year, not for myself, but for the girls.

Abby was 2 the last time she saw it snow (real snow... not the snow we had for a few hours in Arizona) and Mikaylah has NEVER seen it snowing. We have taken them to play in the snow, but... it isn't the same thing!

Well, this year Abby asked for a bike for Christmas, and I didn't have the heart to buy her a bike she wouldn't get to use for a long time, so I had the BRILLIANT idea of buying them sleds! So I went out one Saturday and looked and looked and finally found sleds... on a day that it was 50-60 degrees, so needless to say I got some funny looks as I asked for and loaded the sleds in the car. That being said... come last Saturday I was the mommy, heroine, queen, princess, etc. of the year when I had brand new sleds to go with the snow!

Enjoy the pictures, because we are definitely enjoying the adventure we call life!