Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"And since we've no place to go..."

We've been just a little obsessed with the weather lately! They say we've had 5 feet of snow this month, and I believe it. But that's not actually a month's worth, because it didn't start snowing until December 12...

A week later, the kids were shoveling sidewalks...
...and watching the snowplow from the warmth of the living room.
It was so cold that the snowflakes fluttered down and piled up like dainty feathers.
On Christmas Day Lyle and the kids decided it would be fun to build a fire in the backyard!
Here's what our front yard looks like now!
We wonder how long it will take to melt, and how much more we will get before the winter is over... because after all, the first day of winter was just a little over a week ago!

..::shudder::..

12 comments:

Toots said...

Oh Karla! I'm so jelous! ; )
That is just beautiful! I do love snow, white snow, so much! We will be heading home soon from our time in Iowa, and the one thing I dread is the sloppy rest of the winter... we just don't have enough cold white fluff!
Enjoy it for me, OK?
Thank you so much for the flower (plant)for the family. Your thoughtfulness warmed our hearts.
Love,
Laura

Nicol said...

Yuck! We have had a record snow fall here this year too. We were buried in a week or so ago.

I feel that I will have the huge pile of snow and ice sitting on my lawn until at least July. Hopefully that doesn't happen!

The Going Blog said...

Those snow flakes look beautiful all piled up. Did they get a fire going? That would look pretty cool against all the snow. It is liable to be a long Winter :-)

Emily said...

Wow! Look at all that snow! We've been getting dumped on here as well. It's so wonderful to look outside and see all the beautiful snow. Hope you have a wonderful New Years!!

Named Alicia said...

OH wow! You know i have never seen that much snow in person in my whole life! Thanks for sharing! I love the pics. But that's probably because I don't have to deal with it and it was in the 60s here today!

Take care my friend!
If I don't make it back before Thursday...Happy New Year!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You have such a wonderful blog! I enlarged the picture of the "feather" snowflakes and to my surprise they look like little cut outs! What a beautiful picture you captured! Thanks for the popcorn ball recipe to! Yummy! Perfect for my grandbabes!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Maryjane

TattingChic said...

Wow, those snowflakes do look deceiptfully fuzzy, don't they! Cold little buggers, LOL! What a fun post.

Edi said...

I do miss having a good snow! Having grown up in Manitoba Canada - it's still hard for me to think of it as Christmas with nary a flake of snow on the ground!

I don't want huge piles of snow all the time - don't want it when I need to go out driving - but when I'm safe at home I want snow - lots and lots of it. I love the many feet of snow - the look of it is wonderful!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Karla,
Looks like you did indeed have a white Christmas. They are predicting lots of the white stuff over the next two days for the Island. Tonight is New Year's Eve so I hope it doesn't create havoc for those who are attending services and parties. Praying the Lord blesses you & your loved ones with happiness and peace in the coming year.
Have a Happy & Blessed New Year!

Blessings,
Sandi

Brumbemom said...

Oh my goodness! We were "blessed" with 80'temps on Christmas Day :-( I am so jealous!

Carrie said...

The snow has been coming down and accumulating today here in central Mass.
I wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous New Year!
Carrie

Kristi said...

Snow! Oh, I adore snow; we don't get a lot of that here, ever! So, I'm just going to enjoy your snow from my view on the computer screen. Happy new year!