Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SNOW!!!!

We don't get snow very often. On Saturday, the forecast said we would be getting it on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday!!! Sunday came & went without any snow, we were very disappointed. The sun came up on Monday & still no snow, but the weatherman said it should be starting by 10 am. The kids were off school for Martin Luther King Day, so they sat by the window waiting. At around 9:30, Hubby called from work to tell us that it was really coming down there.....the flurries started just then at our house. The flurries soon turned into HUGE flakes. The grass, trees & cars were quickly covered. The kids got into their snow clothes & were out the door in a flash to play in it. Of course, I couldn't find the camera so there aren't any pictures. We built a little snowman & had a blast. Almost as soon as it stopped, it all melted. Then about an hour later it started coming down heavy again and by the time we got home from picking up Hubby the yard was covered.

The temp was in the low 20's, so the melted snow turned into ice on the road and driveway. The snow just kept falling & soon there was more than we have ever seen at our own house before....at least an inch, maybe TWO!!! School had been canceled Friday because of the extreme cold. They didn't want to cancel for Tuesday, so they waited until after 11 pm to announce that the buses would not be running & just a little after that they announced the schools would be closed!!! We've been here a little over 4 years & this is our first actual "snow day" with snow on the ground.

3 comments:

Janet said...

Snow days in the south are so much fun! You get them so seldom they are such a big deal. :)

Kristin said...

Hey Denise -- thanks for the welcome for Jonathan. I so appreciate it. I love the photo in your header. I heard there was snow in TN -- it sounds like you are enjoying it very much! It's been quite a winter so far.

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

That is soo cool... Bummer you couldnt find the camera, though..

Anyway, when you get a chance, please stop by the Cloth Diaper Whisperer's blog.