Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowed In!

I'm sure most of the most readers are over the snow-filled photos and posts, but I just have to document the Blizzard 2016.  The official total for our area was 26", but it definitely felt like more due to the drifts.  This was the most either of us (and our neighborhood) could remember ever getting at one time.  Pete tried to keep up with shoveling a little through out the storm on Saturday, but it was just daunting since the winds were high, temps low, and snowfall rapid.  At least we were able to get out on Sunday, but that's the benefit of having dogs, we'll never get snowed in since they force us out.  The neighborhood kids came over and shoveled for a hour or so, but didn't get very far before it started to get dark and I offered them all some hot cocoa and Ashlynn's antics to warm up.

This is what we woke up to on Sunday morning...

bar height table and chairs

the pathway from the door out to the driveway

shoveled area for the dogs

shoveling out

perfect ice luge for the girls

If you thought that was a lot of pics, here are the rest.  It was a lot of fun even if Kenley was mostly stuck and the snow too powdery to build a snowman.  We had a lot of fun playing and then drinking the obligatory cocoa afterwards.  We baked chocolate chip cookies for our neighbors who helped snowblow our sidewalks and driveway since I think we are the other house on the block without one.  

this is our driveway going up
and going down (a snowblower would be a prudent investment)

eating snow

And while it was snowing out the outside, this girl was painting inside.  So thankful for my Monday run to Lowes and being smart enough to grab two gallons of paint and ice melt before even knowing their was a storm on the way.  

I hope all the east coasters stayed safe, warm, and dry!

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