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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

snow days

We had what many are calling a "Snowpocolips" about 2 weeks ago. We got about 20 inches of snow in the course of 2 days. In Western Washington, that is quite an accomplishment for Mother Nature. Following the snow was crazy freezing rain and tempatures that resulted in EVERYTHING freezing, all the tiny little branches had a half an inch of ice around them, leaves were covered with ice, etc... it was beautiful... and very deadly for many trees, branches and plants. I remember a storm like that when I was in high school 15 years ago, but since then, I have seen nothing like it and I don't think I have ever seen so much snow here in my life. The kids had a lot of fun and it was never much less than 30 degrees so other than easily cold little hands, it wasn't too cold out. Of course with young ones, it tends to be 20 minutes of getting them dressed to play in the snow and then about 15 minutes of play before being ready to come in. Elle stayed out longer, but Christian was done for about 10-15 minutes... also the snow was up to his waist, so it was quite difficult for him to walk in. So fun! All of the photo's are from the first time out, only a few inches had fallen. After that my hands were too full with sleds, Christian and snow balls to have a camera...

I love Elle's snowman... notice the big smile she "drew" on it... and of course I love her artistic hair due and the fact that "she" needed a "neckolace" (the big leaf). =)

I love our property!

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