Snow

Snow


I've been harboring a secret. I love snow. The more the merrier. Sadly, living in the south does nothing to quench my desire for snow. This year, however, we were in for a surprise. One full foot of a surprise in fact. You may have heard that the snowstorm of the century blew through the south last week. Leaving blankets of snow in it's wake. We were lucky. We got to experience all the fun that snow days bring with it, without losing power or having to worry about traveling.

On day one, the snow was falling so heavily, we could only go outside momentarily to bask in the white fluffy bits of joy falling from the sky. Little J had never seen snow fall, so she was in awe. Giggling and sticking out her tongue to catch the thick flakes falling from the sky.

One day two, we awoke to this...



It was like being transported back through time. See once upon a time I lived in this magical place called Philly. Where the Eagles flags fly high and the snow piles even higher...

Little J quickly took to the snow. Rolling and laughing, and of course, sneaking in a bite or two when my back was turned. I've never understood why exactly it is that children like to eat snow. I suppose it's a part of their innocent charm. But still...

It wasn't all fun and games. The roads were beyond treacherous. A few of my friends were unlucky enough to lose power. And then there was the fact that Mr. A was stuck out of town. Just in time to miss our anniversary. I had pretty much resigned myself to a lonely Valentine's Day as well until he decided to surprise us. Luckily by then the roads were clear so he made it back just in time. His entrance would have been more romantic if I hadn't been loafing around in sweatpants binge watching How I Met Your Mother when he walked in.

 I guess you can't win them all.

Needless to say, we soaked up some much needed family time time this weekend. And we definitely got our fill of snow. How was your weekend? Did you get to experience Snowmageddon 2014?

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  1. these are some nice photos. I wish it would snow here ( sort of)

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    1. Ha ha. Thanks. We wish you were here too. I'm sure the kiddos would love this!

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  2. Come and visit us - you can have all the snow you want!! :) I like snow sometimes, but I'm usually ready for the winter to be over around this time of year. But then again, I like spring skiing which means you need a base...which means you need snow now...

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    1. lol Michelle, I think I got all the snow I can handle from Philly and New Jersey. The south has been an interesting experience. I do kind of wish I hadn't gotten rid of my snowboard, but at least I kept the ski's!

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  3. I am a newbie to your blog and I must say it is beautiful, love your layout! You can have all of the snow we have been pounded with this winter (I live in Cleveland, Ohio) but I know that when I lived in California, I actually (dare I say!) MISSED the snow! I am ready for winter to be over now, and ready for those spring showers! But I do love the inside time that winter brings, it forces you to become closer with the ones you live with and explore new ways to have fun inside! :)

    see ADRIENNE run

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    1. Thank you Adrienne! I agree that being indoors forces you to be closer to your loved ones. We've had such a great week and some awesome family time as a result of our snow week. Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. You got some great pictures! I loved how fluffy it was the first day it fell. I admit...my husband and I went out and played in it like children. :) It can definitely be fun and it's a rare treat for the south!

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    1. Thanks Megan. Believe it or not, that was all my camera phone and editing. I'm hoping to have a decent SLR camera here shortly, but we'll see. I'm happy you and the hubby had time to enjoy the snow. There's nothing wrong with acting like children every once and a while! We all need to let our inner children out every now and again :)

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  5. Luckily, I am in Texas and we didn't get any parts of Snowmageddon. I do have family in the Carolinas and Georgia and they got blasted. To be honest, I do not miss the snow. I like my 70 degree days in the winter, LOL!! What I do not like is the triple digit days in the summer. I guess you can't have it all and we def get unbearable summers here.

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    1. I love the snow, but I can't deal with that Texas heat. In fact, I really can't deal with the NC heat. I've heard it's going to be unreal this summer. I guess we'll be indoors all day. As they say, when it's cold, you can put on clothes to get warm. In the summer, you can't get anymore naked! Of course, some of these young girls do try...lol

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  6. I am no snow-lover! The danger factor is very real--I don't like it that Angel still has to go into work no matter how many schools and other businesses are closed! But we've been very blessed with safety this year and I'm so, so grateful for that. I'd like it to stop snowing, though.

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  7. I don't know if I like snow or not but I do like being snowed in. When I lived in NY and I heard the newscaster say we would be hit with a foot of snow, that was my cue to run down the street to BlockBuster (this was back in the day...its all about Netflix now), zip up the street to the grocery store to stock up on food and snacks then dash over to the discount wine store for a few bottles of wine. Cooking meals, catching up on phone calls, writing, watching movies etc were all things I did while snowed in.
    As weird as it sounds, being snowed in was always something to look forward to until I had to shovel my car out:-).

    Stopping by from SITS~

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