Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday morning we woke up to find this.

It was such a beautiful sight. And a rare sight.

Living in the south you don't see much of the white stuff. It snows maybe once a year, if that. This past weekend we knew there was a chance of a "wintery mix". And late Sunday afternoon before the first flake ever fell, schools and businesses began to close. 

Monday morning brought snow and lots of it. We probably got six or seven inches here at our house. We spent the day alternating between playing outdoors and sitting inside by the fire to warm up. 

Morgan Kate wasn't so sure about the snow at first. I actually think she just wasn't completely awake. She's a slow mover in the mornings. So, moving her directly from her crib to outdoors was probably a bit much. 

 By the afternoon all of that changed. She fell in love.

Once she got the hang of how to walk in the snow, she was on her way.

Even the puppies joined in on the fun.

Not only did she and I get a day at home, but Travis did, too. I always love having everyone at home. Travis built a big fire in our pit outside and he and I spent the late afternoon sitting outdoors while MK napped. I felt like we were at some fancy resort in the mountains.

Neighbors ventured over for the fun too. We went "snowboarding" in the neighborhood behind us and took trips around the "hood" on the four wheeler.

Late Monday afternoon the soft, powdery snow turned into sleet and ice. Today our roads and yards are still frozen solid. Cars haven't moved. People haven't moved. Tomorrow is Wednesday and schools and businesses are still closed. Like I said, in the South we just aren't used to this "wintery stuff". We love to play in it, but we don't know how to work in it. Ha!


Kathy Hardison said...

Only thing that would have been better would have been if dad and I were there - hehe.

Love the pictures and love the one of you and Mary.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your snow day! Great pictures!

mary wood said...

loved reading this! i love that picture of us! check out the one of travis falling off the snowboard in the slideshow on my page. funny!