January 28, 2014

We got it!!

Good evening everyone!  Guess what?  We got our wish!  WE HAVE SNOW!  We have lots of snow.  Well, a lot for us.  There was 2 inches early this afternoon but it is still falling.  I am sure there is easily 3 or more inches now.  I haven't seen this much snow in a very long time. 

Darbee woke up this morning very disappointed.  The snow had not started and Nana wasn't here yet.  She was NOT happy.  But...her wish soon came true!  The snow slowly started to fall and Nana was on the way.

As soon as we saw the first flakes falling, we headed outside.

She was so excited! 
She just wanted to touch it she said. Haha.

She ran around like crazy and it was just starting to stick. 

I love this.  Look at that toothless mouth.  Haha.

Nana showed up and we were so excited. 

She decided to go back to her house and get their stuff.  She decided her and papa would spend the night so papa would have a quicker and hopefully easier commute in the morning to work.  I was like a little kid.  I was so excited.  Snow, no school today and Nana and Papa were spending the night.  What more could I ask for?  We hurried to their house, grabbed their stuff and hurried back to our house.  The roads were looking rough quick.  It was amazing how quick the snow started sticking and how quick it came down.  

In about two hours time, look at the difference.
Here is our back deck when it first started sticking.

Here it is about 2 hours later. Wow!

I know that's not much to a lot of you, but to us here in the south, it's a LOT!

What could make it better?  
Papa got sent home from work at 1:00 and came to our house.  We were ready to play! 
We headed outside as soon as he got here.

First, we had to measure it.

There was nearly two inches then.  It has been steadily falling all day.

Then it was time for fun.
Look at the playhouse.  All snowed in.

We got our Darbee's swim intertube and she slid down the little hill into the neighbor's yard.  
I have an old wooden sled that I got at a flea market in Nashville several years ago.  
I used it to decorate for Christmas.  
We tried it, but the snow was to powdery for it to work. I bet it will work tomorrow once it freezes tonight.

Here is our cozy home.

Darbee had been dying to make a snow angel.
I decided to let her.  Gotta have some fun.

She loved it but she was covered in snow.  
She was going to be mighty wet!

Papa decided to pull Darbee on the sled all the way up to the high school.  It's a goo walk from our house but they have HUGE hills.
I love this picture.  What a good Papa. True love for his grandbaby.

It didn't work at the high school either. 
We will try again tomorrow.

Darbee was soaking wet from laying in the snow and was getting really cold.  
She wasn't too happy on the way home.  She was ready to get in the warm house.
I had to take this picture of her just before we got home.  She had snow on her eyelashes and a build up of snow on her glasses.  I loved it.

Here is our view walking back to our house. 
The snow was so pretty.

Hubby got to come home early too.
We went back out with him when he came in.
I played with my camera a bit and took a few more pictures.
I love this feature.  It's a sketch feature.

I love the magnolia tree. So pretty!

I have had so much fun with my girl today.

These pictures just crack me up.

Of course, we had to have a little snow ball fight. Smile.

Once we were in, we whipped up a batch of shaving cream snow paint and Darbee had fun with that.

I cooked chili in one crock pot and potato soup in another.  Nana brought a crock pot full of chili too.  
Darbee and I baked a yummy cake for dessert.
Who do you think picked out the icing for that one?  Hehe.
It was delicious.

Darbee and I headed back out in the snow one more time right after dark.
She stomped her name in the snow and had so much fun once again.

It has been such a good day.  So fun.
Nana and Papa are here with us and life couldn't be better tonight.
I am a happy girl.
No school again tomorrow.

Hubby got called in to work just a bit ago for a water main break but thankfully he made it back home safely and rather quick.

His work is closed tomorrow but he has to go in for a bit.  There are still sewer and water tests that must be run.
Papa doesn't have to go until a little later than usual.  
Nana will snuggle in with us.

Another fun day ahead of us tomorrow.  

Please remember those that are stuck in traffic.  
You know, our state is not prepared for a lot of snow.  The interstates here are at a stand still.
It has taken some people over 5 hours to go just a few miles.  It's bad.

Several counties still had school today too.  The snow wasn't forecasted to start until later for those areas.  They had to dismiss early and buses were stranded.  My niece didn't get home tonight until after 8 p.m. Some schools still have kids stranded there that will be spending the night.  A report just a little bit ago stated one high school had over 600 kids who would be spending the night.  Wow.  I would be a crazy parent with my kid stuck at school. I can't imagine.

Sorry for the overload of pictures!  We rarely see snow so it is a big deal for us. Haha!

Until next time...


  1. Love all your pictures! They are great! They've already called schools off here tomorrow. Looking forward to another lazy day!

  2. Thanking God for a wonderful and fun day. We have been blessed to see a little snow and to make lasting memories together.

  3. What a fun day you had!! Reminds me of the times that we played in the snow when our girls were little. Plus when my granddaughter was little. I wish it wasn't so bitter cold here, because my grandson hasn't been able to go out and play in the snow. What wonderful memories that you all made today.

  4. So glad you enjoyed your snow. Also glad it was warm enough to have fun in it! Enjoy tomorrow.
    Be blessed,

  5. great fun for you all, loved the photos. glad you are safe!

    one report I saw said there was a state of emergency declared by your governor. take care and blessings!

  6. Oh Happy Snow Day!
    What fun for Darbee and Your Family.
    Love the toothless photo!
    Woolie Love

  7. Good Morning!! I so enjoy your blog.. I am loving all of the snow pictures this morning.. I am enjoying winter through your photos :-) It has been in the 80's here (California) since the last week of November, I am ready for winter!! :-) What a wonderful thing, you all got to enjoy the snow and be together, those times are the best :-) Have a wonderful day!! Hugs~Melissa
    P.S. As I am typing this the news is on and they were showing all of the road conditions, road closures and stranded buses in your area.. Stay safe and warm!!

  8. LOVED IT ALL!!! PRINCESS thinks next winter you girls should bring Nanna and come to Ohio and play in lots of snow:) Just tickled you girls got snow and had so much fun hugs lil raggedy Angie

  9. Love how children react to snow. So sweet.

  10. Beautiful photos! You really captured some special memories! :)

  11. i think having snow is alot of fun to have.we get snow alot here.i like sliding down my big big hill in my yard.it is so fun!!!!!!