Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Winter it Snowed...

...and snowed...
...and snowed...
...and snowed...
...and snowed some more.

Oh my word. This years winter will go down in history as the WINTER IT NEVER STOPPED SNOWING!!! I may be exaggerating a bit, but not by much. It has snowed more this year than I can honestly ever remember. Some have called it "Snowmageddon!", and that's not a bad title.

I like a nice snow or two. I like to get some annual pics of the kids sledding. And then I'm ready for Spring.

Oh Spring, where art thou?

I'll tell you where, buried under 14 feet of snow!

In the past 12 hours we've received a fresh 5" of snow. That's on top of the 10" we got last week. Which was on top of a few inches from the week before that. That's normal for the mountains of Colorado, not here in B-town!

We had some crazy sleet as well. Inches upon inches of little balls of ice fell from the sky. Because it was sleet, and not freezing rain, it didn't cause the devastation an ice storm can wreak. Instead it was sort of beautiful.

I did get my annual snow pics of the kids, and they are cute!

This was the year Austin decided snow could be REALLY fun.

The girls love going to Grammie and Grandaddy's house to sled.

It is snowing right now, and I just took this pic...

Beautiful? Yes. But I am so over it. I may have lost count, but I'm pretty sure today is the 10th snow day for the kids. It feels like the 80th. I ran out of "fun snow day ideas" on the 2nd snow day.

Oh, and I did this a few days ago.

Yeah, that wasn't too fun. As you can see by Ellie's face, she was not thrilled either. We slid off the road on the way home from sledding at Grammie's house. It was scary, but we were blessed. First, we didn't flip, which as you can see, we were close to doing. We had our snow gear with us to put on, so we were warm. Jason made it to us quickly and safely, we didn't hit anything when we landed, and there were a lot of things to hit. It took two tow trucks to get the 'Burban unstuck, but they did it without damaging anything. The biggest blessing was it was just me and Ellie. Austin and Annie were still at my parents house, thank God! And even though Ellie was scared, she really did a good job of holding herself together.

So yes, I am ready for Spring. I am ready for flowers, warm temps, and sunshine. I am ready for school to be in session 5 days a week. I am ready for the snow to GO AWAY!

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Carissa said...

girl, spring can't get here fast enough!!!! so sorry about your car. glad you are all okay. you're a trooper!

Jamie said...

All I can say is, me too!!!

Janelle said...

My favorite title for this snow has been SnOMG.

Or, how about this...

It's snow fun anymore.


I hate that about your car, but I think it was a great way to show Ellie about God's protection.