Blizzard 2008


In case you live out of state, let me give you an idea of what is happening in the Buckeye State. We have been literally buried in snow. Friday Tony decided to work from home to beat the storm. That was a good choice. By 3:30, the streets near our house were covered in thick ice. The snowy ice pellets/snow never stopped coming until near 6 pm on Saturday. I thought I heard we topped out around 15ish inches?!!? We had drifts that were over the kids’ heads. That leads to conditions like these (taken a few hours before the snow finally stopped):

Our view when we opened the garage door

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

The front walk

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Of course the kids had to get in on the action:

Blizzard 2008

Mason was excited to help Tony “shobel” the snow.

Blizzard 2008

Isn’t this awesome? The kids didn’t even need a hill for sledding! They just used the bank of snow from shoveling the drive. Ha!

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

It also seemed a good time to introduce Ethan to snow. He kept crawling to the window to look at it, so I decided to bundle him up and go outdoors. He had socks for mittens with his hand left inside his sleeves. Two pairs of socks and boots. By the time I was done, all I could think of was Randy–“I can’t put my arms down!”

Blizzard 2008

Another Christmas Story quote: “He laid there like a slug. It was his only defense.”

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

They didn’t last too long. The wind was really whipping around out there. They left their clothes in their wake and ran to the kitchen for some hot chocolate. Ethan crawled over to play with the little chunks of snow that came off of the boots.

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Church has been cancelled for tomorrow. There is honestly a few feet of snow blocking the end of our street thanks to the many passes by snowplows. Not sure when we’ll get dug out. Meanwhile we have kids to entertain.

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Ethan is bored, too. Can you tell he’s teething?

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

Blizzard 2008

What fun will tomorrow bring?

-g.


One response to “Blizzard 2008”

  1. it’s about time someone besides us got some snow. Lucky for you it’s March and will probably be gone in a week. Just long enough to enjoy it. 🙂 Looks like everyone is having fun.

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