Sunday, December 21, 2008

Living in a Winter Wonderland

The snow has visited us again. This time it fell rather lazily all day (yesterday). It was so pretty to watch. My husband and kids spent hours outside sledding, having a wonderful time. I stayed inside nursing my cold, snuggled on the couch with a comforter, sipping my mint tea. And I watched the snow fall.

Last week we really only got what I would call a dusting of snow. True, it was enough to shut the schools down for all but one day. And the library and other places as well. But then this is the Pacific Northwest;)

The snow is now in large drifts outside my house. I feel like I woke up in the Midwest this morning. Outside the snow is beautiful and bright. Though there is a topping of ice from the freezing rain last night. When Ginger walks around in it she makes a crunching noise as she sinks down through the ice. Sugar just glides all around being so light-weight, like she has little ice skates on. It's so funny to watch.

There were services at our church this morning, for those who could make it. We had around 80 people there, compared to the 800+ we had a few weeks ago. It was nice to be there after missing last week,and we still had our Christmas bake sale, just much smaller than usual. The Christmas play is cancelled once again however, due to more freezing rain being expected tonight.

I've been trying to get to the Post Office for days to mail out Christmas cards and a few packages. Friday was my best chance, but we were so busy finishing up school (in case you noticed my few days absence from blogging) . I ended up with just enough time to grab a few groceries before the snow hit again. So yes, my Christmas cards are still coming, they'll just be a little late. Some things just can't be helped.

Here's a few pics of our winter wonderland. Just had to take these for my friends out in Georgia. I'd send you some of our snow if I could...

EDIT:The snow in our backyard measures at 14 inches high!!! Oregon hasn't had a snowstorm like this in 40 years. They say there is an 80% chance of snow for tomorrow and Christmas day
as well. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!


Nikki said...

Thanks for the pictures of snow! I am jealous. It was almost 80 degrees Friday; today the high is supposed to be 45; and Wednesday it's going to be in the 70's again. Everyone will be sick for Christmas. Ugh!!!!

Kaye said...

So jealous. So, so jealous.

Your Christmas card from us will most likely be late as well (especially since I doubt you are getting deliveries on time with all of your wintery goodness). It is coming though...I promise.

Today is my last day of blogging for a little while, so I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

God bless!

Now go enjoy some snow (and get to feeling better!).

Mrs. Darling said...

Hey you, post and let us know whats up in your world! You didnt freeze into solid ice over there, did you?

Mrs. Darling said...

Merry Christmas! May your family feel the joy of Christmas in your hearts and homes the whole year through!