Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Day(s)

It's so incredibly weird to have had so much snow here in Seattle! We've been hit with three storms in two weeks. Yuck. The first storm is fun. After that, I just want it to go away. And it's strange to feel that way because I adore snow in Utah and I missed the snow when I first moved to Seattle. I remember my first Christmas in Oregon I thought rain on Christmas day was the most depressing thing. This year I'm actually thrilled to have rain in Oregon instead of snow!

The difference is that in Seattle, the snow brings everything to a halt. There are no snowplows or de-icing machines to take care of the roads, and then there are hills galore all over the city that make getting around town downright dangerous. The buses can't run so my husband can't get to work and schools all close down too. Joseph didn't get to go to school all last week for his Christmas parties and if it wasn't vacation, he probably wouldn't be going this week either. Church was even cancelled yesterday. It's very fun to be snowed in for the first day or two. Then it's just completely obnoxious. Especially since I had some Christmas errands that needed taking care of that just couldn't get done. This was why I didn't go out in it. It's not my video, but it's from Seattle last week.

So this is what we DID do:

Made a snowman.
Joseph and I made cookies.
Darren shoveled our driveway with a shovel for an hour because we lack an actual snow shovel. That's my man!
Unfortunately, Justin didn't like the white stuff at all. He hated getting all bundled up, and then when he touched it, he was upset that it was cold and wet.
Enjoyed our tree and listened to Christmas music.
So what am I complaining about?! It was a fun day to have Darren working from home, and spending quality time with my very cute boys. That's what Christmas is about, not getting my errands run!


Mrs. Periwinkle said...

Wow, I didn't know it went all the way up to Seattle that bad. We got hit here in the Portland area pretty bad too. I agree, I'm ready for it to be done.

I know you have no clue who I am...I am a friend of your husband's family. I have many fond memories of Carol at girls camp and YW's. It's fun to see how their kids' families have grown, and I found your blog on Brenley's blog. Anyway, I just wanted to say your boys are adorable. Good luck with the snow!

Jonathan and Michelle said...

Cute pictures! I'm glad that you guys were able to enjoy some of the snow, but hopefully when you get back after Christmas it will be gone so that your lives can get back to normal!

Sara H said...

Looks like a lot of fun! :) Leif, Sabrina, and Anders want to build a snowman and, since Dec. 1st, keep checking out the window each day for snow, even though I keep telling them we live in a place where it just doesn't snow!

Emily said...

Darren and Justin are making the same face and they look so much alike!

I'm with you...snow sucks. But it's fun for a day, especially when it makes the husband stay home! Adorable pictures, and your snowman turned out awesome!

Carol and Bruce said...

I feel your pain on the snow, I love having it once a year but not at Christmas. I felt so frustrated not being able to Christmas Shop. I'm just grateful you made it here when you did.

Such cute pictures though that makes it almost worth it.

Stephanie said...

It's kinda funny becasue in Utah nothing gets cancelled even in the worst storms and you get a few inches in Seattle (or vegas a few weeks ago) and the whole city shuts down. Your Christmas card was cute and I hope you gusy had a good Christmas and New Years.