Snow Much Fun

Saturday December 19, 2009
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Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard the East Coast got a whopper of a snow storm.  Our area got up to 24″;  I estimate our house got closer to 15-17″ but it sure felt like more.   This is how we spent our snowy day.

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By 11am, we had 8″ of snow.
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This is what 8″ looks like in the backyard.
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The front yard looked snowy too (go figure!)
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It was a good day to relax in front of the fire.

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Although some shoveling was done.

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There were also preparations necessary for tubing.
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We broke tradition and opened a Christmas present early. Can you guess what they got?
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We decided to head out and attempt a little sledding. The getting ready process was painful, so we broke up into two parties. The girls headed out first.
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Visibility was bad, so sledding backwards was better preferred.
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We didn’t last long, but did get a few fun runs in.
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On our way home, we ran into the boys, who were just starting to head out.   They were not all happy to be out having “fun”.
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Wendy was glad to come inside.
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Sam didn’t enjoy his outside time much either.
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And Logan wasn’t too thrilled with the weather either.
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Back inside, we found ways to amuse ourselves.

The nativity set was played with. Rescue Hero Billy Blazes says, “No more people in the inn – it’s a fire code violation!”
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Lots of baking was done.

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After dinner, there were new plans afoot to go outside.

Sam thought it would be fun to go out without his jacket.
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He lasted two minutes.
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Wendy thought she didn’t need gloves.
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She was wrong.
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The smart ones hung out by the fire.
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At 9pm, it was still coming down.
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According to my yard stick, we got 41 inches! Er.. make that centimeters, roughly ~16 inches.
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The front yard snow also measured 15″.
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The house looks pretty with all the snow – it’s rare to see snow and Christmas lights at the same time.
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Our neighbor’s tree looked magical.
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It was a beautiful snowy day – we were thankful for the chance to enjoy it.
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4 Responses to Snow Much Fun

  1. 1
    Renee says:

    Your baking looks like it produced delicious results!

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    Jo says:

    Wow you really DID get snow! That’s a lot by anyone’s standards, even Maine. 🙂 Seeing all those fun pictures makes me miss my old stomping grounds. Glad you guys enjoyed your snow day!

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    Mel says:

    Did you bake anything that wasn’t chocolate? 🙂

    O likes the pics of the kids in the snow – he had tons of fun and wishes they could all play together!

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    I remember how cozy the first big snow always felt. But I gotta tell you, I do NOT miss the snow and the getting ready of the kids for snow. yuck. Still, looks like you had a lovely time!

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