I love the snow, I really do. It gives me an excuse to stay in my pajamas all day playing fallout 3. (quite possibly the best video game ever. really) On December 16th, when snow was predicted, I thought it would be great and that it would put me in the holiday spirit. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew that school could be canceled and the kids would not go back to school this year, but I could not let myself think about that. Nineteen day's home, alone, with the kids????? NOAA was predicting blizzard conditions by the weekend, and I had just barely started my Christmas shopping.
So we hunkered down and decorated the house, made gingerbread houses and got in each others way.
The kids did a lot of sledding in the neighborhood and that was hours of fun. Nick, being a Coloradan at heart, had no trouble getting out of North Bend the first day, but by Thursday most highway's were closed and we lost power.
Thank goodness we were able to get the generator hooked up hours before the storm, we had no heat overnight, but warmed up later in the day.
We had a wonderful Christmas, missing family that we couldn't get to, but we enjoyed the snow, food and each others company.
Here we are, a week and a half left with no school slushy snow and rain everywhere and the charm is wearing thin!
Happy Hollidays everyone!