Friday, December 19, 2008
We were so excited yesterday morning to wake up to snow on the hills behind our house. This has never happened before and the kids and I couldn't stop looking and marveling at how beautiful it was.

I know you in snow country are probably laughing at us and our little dusting of snow. We just can't help being so excited about it.

Today it is still there (it is 42 outside) and I find so much joy looking out the windows at the hills while doing dishes. It seems so strange to have my view look so different and also so beautiful.

Most of these pictures were taken from our master bedroom window.

It actually snowed a little in our town but as you can see from this picture it wasn't cold enough to stick to the ground. We just had lots of ice.
When the boys went out to get in their car for school they had no idea how to get all the ice off of it. The doors were frozen shut. This made me laugh as they collected warm water to pour over the doors and windows so they could get to school. I had to explain to them that people who live in area's where it snows all the time have tools in their car to help with ice removal, etc.. They thought it was way to much work. The much prefer the hop in and roll approach they are used to. lol.

My sister who lives in the local mountains about 90 minutes from us got 4 feet of snow and they were snowed in with no power or heat for a few days. Definitely a little un-nerving for them as they are not used to that kind of extreme weather.

Remember, us Californians are a little wimpy in the "severe" weather area. We really have no idea how to deal with it.

Another storm is suppose to move in tomorrow. We are all so excited. However, it is for casted to be 70 degrees on Christmas day. That makes me a little sad.

Enjoy your day my friends. I'm off to stare at the snow while it lasts.


  posted at 10:46 AM  

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

We got snow again today, too ... a BIT more than you! ;) No school today!

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

I'm not laughing at you! We were so excited last week when we got snow too! It's beautiful isn't it?

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

What a great, Christmas TREAT! It's amazing how otherwise mild places are seeing snow, like Vegas and Houston, this year!


At 1:41 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

It's very pretty! I'm glad your kids got to see the real deal!

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

If you want, I can send you an ice scraper...just in case you ever need one again. (Or you can tell your kids a credit card will do in a pinch.)

Glad you got to see some snow. It does look beautiful! I love it when it snows, but do not care for the sub zero temps that go with it here. I'd prefer a little snow and then 70 degree weather any day!

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Lori said...

It does look lovely! I can see why you're excited. We've had very little snow here just lots and lots of ice and frigid temps of 0 degrees with wind chills of up to -20 degrees. BRRRRR!

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Kathyb1960 said...

UH, does their truck have a defroster? We don't get a lot of snow in West Texas, but there are a quite a few mornings when there is ice on the windows. But I turn on the defroster, and it's gone in about 5 minutes.

BUT, knowing how HS kids are, they probably didn't have 5 min extra to get to school?

When I heard that SoCal had gotten some lite snow and a little ice, I knew that would probably cause quite a stir over there!


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