Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Snow, Snow, Sn...ICE

I figure its about time I shared about the crazy weather we've been having. After living in Utah and getting used to snowy winters, when it snows here I feel fairly confidant that we can handle the weather and the driving. Definitely its not the same here as Utah though, where in Utah, it snows and they clear the roads right away and then the snow just kind of stays there for awhile. In general the roads don't get too icy, or too bad to drive on most of the time. Here in Washington though, it doesn't get that cold very often and it doesn't stay cold, so it might snow and then rain on top of the snow and then its VERY icy. Thats just the road conditions, theres also the fact that we have a LOT of trees in Washington, trees that aren't used to having heavy snow on them, and start dropping large, heavy branches all over everything and then we have power outages. So if you hear everyone freaking out, thats why. :)

So anyway, the first couple days we had quite a lot of fun. We had snowball fights, we built a snowman, we played and enjoyed how beautiful it looked outside. It wasn't until the freezing rain started that things went down hill for us. We'd basically been stuck inside (besides the trips to play outside) for four to five days. We had some major cabin fever and were so ready to get out and just go somewhere! We finally dug our car out enough on Friday to go out to the mall where the kids burned a lot of energy in the play area. :) Anyway, it was a fun adventure and I'm just thankful everyone stayed safe and alright, even if without power! Eek.

Here's some pictures of the incredible snow we experience in Washington:

1 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

AlixSteele said...

I love getting to watch your kids grow up on your blog, even though the last time I saw you, I think you were pregnant with Maddie. I was sure that the picture of the pantsless boy was Sam until I scrolled down saw a real picture of Sam. I can't believe how big he's getting (even though I've never seen him in real life. For all I know, you're renting that kid.)