Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow 2014

Here in the deep south we don't get snow very often. In fact, the last time we had snow here was 2011. So when they predict the white stuff....everyone panics, jumps for joy, or dreads the cold. I personally LOVE snow! Schools decided Monday to close for Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation. Great idea after seeing the debacle in Atlanta! We didn't actually see any flurries though until Tuesday evening when the sleet began followed by large fat fluffy flakes! I didn't want to go to sleep. It was just so beautiful. We woke to a few inches on the grass and trees and some slick spots on roads. The kids had a blast! Unfortunately, by afternoon there were more grassy spots than there were snowy spots. School for Julia was delayed until 10:00am today and the Littles...NO school. AGAIN! We enjoyed all the typical outdoor snow activities consisting of snowballs, snowmen/blobs, sledding-yes we actually have a sled, hot chocolate, fires and popcorn! MANY pictures of the "winter storm" follow :)

Looking out and ready to go!!!!!

  My southern snow bunnies

Lulu's 1st snow! She LOVED it!!!!

  Making snow angels

She so enjoyed "patting" the snowman/blob and must have worked on it for 30 minutes!

  A southern snow man/blob. The best you are going to get with snow like this!

Ok, so because we don't have real snow gear, one gets wet and cold quickly! In they came for some hot chocolate!

Notice the "deep" snow on the sledding hill :)

Another snow man/blob in the works with the neighbors

Isn't he cute?

These two girls work so hard at their studies and sports. I was SO glad to see them have a free day of FUN!!!!!!

Our snow blob today, surrounded by mostly grass :( He is still smiling though!

Here's to hoping we don't have to wait another 3 years for snow!!! What a fantastic atypical surprise, the kind of stuff that makes life just plain ole fun!!! Hope you are staying warm wherever you may be!

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