She Says… Snowpacolypse 2013

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The way the meteorologists talked up last Friday’s snowstorm, you would have thought they were predicting the end of the world. “Stay inside your homes!” “Stock up on supplies!” “Expect the worse!”.

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Though their drama was probably unnecessary, the weather maps along were enough to tell me that a biiiiig snowstorm was on the way, it was probably going to take more than a day or two to get everyone shoveled out and back to normal, and there was a high likelihood of power outages due to heavy snow on branches and power lines.

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The storm was crazy. And by crazy, I mean crazy fun. I absolutely loved watching the snow fall so hard and fast that I could barely see out the window. The accumulation grew inch by inch until we measured nearly 30″ in our backyard! It was so gorgeous to see the whole neighborhood white and silent.

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Shoveling out was another story (read: NOT as fun!), but I still loved how the snowstorm dictated that everyone hunker down at home. There was literally nothing you could do except sit and wait and watch. It was lovely.

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And then when the snow stopped? We spent just about every waking moment playing outside in it. The snow was nearly as tall as Owen, so just taking a walk was a hilarious adventure.

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Here we are 3 days later and the roads are still a mess. I can’t say that I mind. It’s been so much fun! (And, we’ve had power the whole time. If I were dealing with this storm sans electricity I would have a VERY different mindset.).

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Hope everyone stayed safe and warm!

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4 responses to “She Says… Snowpacolypse 2013

  1. Glad to hear you guys made it through okay and with power!
    It’s so funny, we had about a foot here in NJ and my daughter barely wanted to go outside and play in it! I kept asking her and asking her and no dice!
    Curious, what is Owen drinking in that last photo? Looks yummy!

  2. Sooooooo jealous! You guys get snow storm after snow storm it seems! I really loved the pics! Beautiful!

  3. I’m pretty jealous, but where I live, if a feather lands on the power lines too hard, we lose power. 🙂

  4. @Megan, Thanks! My birthday present from Benjamin was a Vitamix (an awesome blender than can blend just about anything), so we’ve been making smoothies almost every day. We use frozen fruit, spinach, carrots, yogurt/milk or whatever we have on hand. I think that particular smoothie had frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, a banana, spinach, carrots and almond milk. So delicious!

    @Christy, This winter has been a good one. Winters with no snow are lame 🙂

    @Sara, Oh no! That would make it WAY different. We are very fortunate that we haven’t lost power for any more than a few minutes since we moved in here.

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