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Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Day

The first sign of a snow day. Will and Kacy stared at the snow for at least 20 minutes.
Will was self motivated to get dressed and head out first. We have no snow clothes because it just does not snow here that often. And the lack of storage in the trailer, and the fact that the kids grow so fast right now I'd have to buy new snow gear every year. I can barely keep up with normal clothes! So, wearing his slip-on Vans and a sweatshirt, Will headed out. He lasted about five minutes. The rest of them got dressed and headed out also. Kacy lasted the longest. Ed was frozen after three minutes, crying "Ow Mom! I got hurties! I got hurties on my hands! Dey cold!" I took him into the trailer and he sat by a heater vent in a blanket. Fifteen minutes later he was healed. It snowed about 11 inches. School was cancelled. Our power/internet/direct tv are all on the fritz. My feet have not thawed out yet. Ryan has been working lots and lots the last few days. People are still trying to get to work and of course they are spinning out everywhere. Skiers are enjoying it, and all the smart ones carry chains, and use them. It's the not-so-smart ones that cause road problems. And somewhat unrelated, it was not until I was in college that I knew what snow chains were. I always thought you hooked up chains to your car bumper and drug them behind you. Which didn't make much sense...So I never used them or saw them before, okay? Now I'm all educated about the snow chain.

7 comments:

  1. That's not a sight you see everyday, Joshua Trees covered in snow. How fun, and the best part is you can enjoy it and know it will be gone in a few days not to snow again for year. Here it is all winter long. Today's high is 15!

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  2. Spencer is still crying after I showed him this post. He wants snow SOOOOO bad. He prays for it every night.

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  3. Lucky you. Snow for Christmas. I love the pictures. That cute little snow outfit for Jessie is hanging in my closet. I'll send it up this week if Ryan comes to take care of the pigs.

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  4. Love the "butt" pic! I was totally laughing because I could see my kids doing the same thing and saying something like, "ohhh, it's too freezing outside".

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  5. Burr that looks just to COLD !!!

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  6. I can beat Syndy. We had a high today of -8. It was soooo cold here. I can't believe you guys got such great snow. What a treat!!

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  7. Growing up in Colorado I HATE SNOW!! Even with all that great snow stuff, it is still cold, wet, messy and I just hate it. I hate California drivers who think that because they have 4wheel drive they can go as fast as they want, not even thinking that 4wheel drive doesn't help you one bit when you need to stop.

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