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Monday, February 15, 2010

snOMG

Yes, that's what they called it around here last week. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast portion of the country seem to have claimed "Snowpocalypse" and "Snowmageddon" so we are stuck with "SNO-M-G".

*Sigh*

But it really was amazing. We received a record breaking foot of snow between the early morning hours of Thursday and about 2 am or so on Friday. It is difficult to take pictures to really show how much we got, but here are a few.

While it was still snowing on Thursday afternoon. We already had about 6 inches at this point by my untrained measurement.



A snowman as tall as Nathan in Texas?!?! That NEVER happens. Especially for there to still be plenty of snow leftover.


It continued to snow throughout the afternoon and into the early hours of Friday morning. It weighed down the tree branches and brought many down... along with the electricity.


That is supposed to be a step down for Frankie to go and do her business. Pardon our redneck dog... we're not used to all this white stuff coming up past our step down.


See how far up the kids' legs it comes? And that's after melting a bit in the above freezing temperatures.




In spite of losing power Thursday night, we had a good time with the snow. We had friends over on Thursday to sled with us. Then, on Friday my sister-in-law, who happened to be in town, came over along with my father-in-law.

We had an awesome plan to build snow forts and attack them with snowballs when they drove up.


And we had a ready arsenal of snowballs made.



Then something went wrong. They drove up from the opposite direction than we were expecting and we were caught off guard. After we began throwing snowballs, they drove off and went around the corner.

We waited.

And wondered what they were doing.

But we knew.

They were getting ready for us.

They came back around the corner with Mike's sister in the bed of the truck stocked up with snowballs.

It was war.

And we laughed like little kids the entire time.

I really had wanted to get the whole thing on video, but like I said, the sneak-attack at first threw me off.

We took my in-laws to our wicked-awesome sledding hill and somehow the barrage of snowballs did not cease the entire time. You got snowballs thrown at you while you were getting on the sled, sledding down the hill, falling off the sled and hiking back up the hill. Especially while hiking back up the hill.

But after a while, everyone was cold and wet and we went back to our house with no power to this....



... and this ...



... and this ...



... and snOMG it smelled and tasted like we were on the slopes in Colorado.

I hope you had some fun in the snow, too.

3 Comments:

The G's said...

By the end we were all begging for 'snow mas!'

jennyhope said...

hey!! I put a pic up of you on my blog!!

Tiffany said...

We only got a sprinkling in these here parts this winter, and it was way back in December or January I believe. Go figger why Texas gets it and Oregon doesn't.