Snow *Week*


When I was in sixth grade we got a snowstorm of epic proportions…to us southerners anyway.  It was known as the “Storm of the Century” and to a kid it was a dream.  I don’t remember the specifics, but I think we were out of school at least a week.  I do remember that the snow drifts on the side of the dirt road my family took us sledding on were head-high…and that it was so late {March} that daffodils were poking out of the snow, their yellow petals in bright contrast to the white snow.

icy street

Our poor street.

After our White Christmas I really wasn’t expecting another snow.  Here in the South we usually don’t get more than one…maybe two…small snows a winter.

So imagine my surprise when the forecasters started predicting a snow–maybe even a BIG snow–for late Sunday night.

building snowman

C., MM, and I went to the grocery store on Sunday afternoon just for fun.  I had milk and eggs at home and we knew we’d be out and about by Tuesday morning, so we didn’t pick up much.  {Triple A batteries and yogurt…mighty prepared, huh?}

taking a break on her snowman

Imagine out total and utter shock when we woke up on Monday morning with 7.25″ of snow and sleet coming down.

with their snowman

Yesterday we stayed inside all day–everything here has been shut down–but this morning we ventured out.

petting oliver

MM has not been historically a fan of snow, just like her mama, but today we thought we’d try again.  Turns out she still does not love it by any means, but she will tolerate it.

fall down

That is, unless her mittens get wet.  Or she falls on her bottom.  Or her nose gets cold.  Or the snow gets too white.

You get the picture.

C. and I were building the snowman {okay, okay, I was taking pictures and he was building it} and every time we turned around MM was headed back towards the house.

Needless to say she was more than happy to get into some warm, dry clothes and watch Barney on the couch.

Oh, and the South?  Yeah, we’re still shutdown.  Two days and counting.  They are not predicting it to get above freezing until Saturday.  Oh my, our roads are a mess.

But I don’t think MM will mind as long as we just don’t go back out in the snow.


71 years apart, yet it still looks the same.

4 Responses to Snow *Week*

  1. Mimi January 12, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I am so glad that you and Daniel were able to be home with her and enjoy this time! She is such a cutie and her Mimi, Pops and MaMaw are missing her soooo much! I will have to say that she is just like you used to be about he snow…loved to look at it but did not want to be in it.
    Love you

  2. Dianna January 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Wow – we didn’t get this latest snowstorm here in Virginia. I tend to agree with MM about snow though – I can take it in small doses!
    Hope you aren’t snowbound long!


  3. Melissa January 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I believe you are referring to the “blizzard” of 93. I remember that well..we sled down this tiny hill in our yard so much that the snow was gone and then we still had two more days out of school…sad.

  4. Krisa January 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    SO jealous of your snow!!! We got about a quarter inch of ice. Boring! This looks like so much more fun!! Now you know it’s really winter.

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