December 9, 2013

“Snowed” In …


Finally! It snowed. We could not be any more delighted than we are. I am serious.  We are a family of snow lovers. We spent all day yesterday cozied up in our house, sipping hot cocoa, listening to Christmas music, and watching the world get blanketed in white.

This is the view out our front door as of 8:00 last night. It’s only four inches, which isn’t much, but it’s enough to cement in all our hearts that the Christmas season is officially here.

We capped off our night with a Christmas devotional featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and our prophet speaking about Jesus Christ – the REAL reason for the season.  I could not picture a happier day in my life.

Today there is no school. Now, before you start shaking your heads and calling us Virginians total snow wimps, let me explain.  After the four inches of snow, we had a night of icy rain.  Today our trees look like this:


And our roads are snow with a half inch of ice on top. No school bus is going to navigate that and put kids’ lives in danger. 

Again, I couldn’t be happier with the weather and having all my kids home. Snow days are some of my favorites. Today we will bake Christmas cookies and work on details for Big C’s upcoming sixteenth birthday party. There will be more cocoa, some sledding (on ice!), lots of rosy cheeks and plenty of fighting. Just keeping it real.

Have a great Monday!


Sue said...

Yay! A snow day! We never get those here. Enjoy your bonus day and eat a few cookies for me!

16 already? Yikes! Lily turns 12 in February and I can hardly believe I will have a daughter in Young Womens.

Apis Melliflora said...

You were sipping cocoa after throwing snowballs, I was out running on a bone dry road. How is that possible? Happy for all of you! Snow days are a kid's most cherished unexpected gift.

The Queen Vee said...

I'm so delighted for my Virginia grands, not one but two snow days in a row and two weeks before Christmas break. It's kind of like their very own Christmas bonus.

TracyS. said...

Nice pictures. I have enjoyed the extra time in the snow too.