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A Winter Wonderland

December 17, 2008

The Pacific Northwest is a fairly temperate place. Sure, we get a lot of rain in the fall, winter and spring, but we don’t get freezing temperatures everyday and we sure don’t get snow very often. This week we’ve been in the throes of several winter storms. Sunday night saw us getting about 3″ of snow and below freezing temperatures which have dipped into the teens at night and haven’t gotten up to freezing since. We are getting more snow and possibly ice in the mix today and tomorrow, possibly totaling 6″. This has been thrilling in a way, because we haven’t seen weather like this since we moved here more than ten years ago. It is awfully inconvenient. Driving is difficult, if not impossible for people like me. One good thing is that we live nine blocks away from our regular grocery store, so walking isn’t too bad, though slick and somewhat slow going.

For now, we are staying close to home (except Lawrence who had to venture to the shop for the first time in three days) and keeping warm and making occasional ventures out to play in the snow.

This was the scene Sunday morning as it first started to snow.

And then it started to accumulate!

So I made homemade macaroni and cheese for dinner on Sunday.

Monday was bright and sunny, but very cold.

The girls played outside in it, of course. Juliana got to make snow angels for the very first time!

The sidewalks were icy as we headed downtown yesterday.

Juliana’s face was freezing after Lawrence pulled the girls around on an inner tube!*

Grey and snowy today. It’s still coming down, though it doesn’t really look it in this picture. The flakes are coming down fast right now!

*Juliana has heard of the much loved inner tube for the past few days, so when Lawrence pulled it out yesterday she exclaimed, “Is that the wintertube?”

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Tonia permalink
    December 18, 2008 12:53 am

    I love the “wintertube.” I am hoping electricity stays on. I have been on vacation for several days. I am supposed to go back tomorrow, if it is at all like what they say probably a snow day for me. Stay warm! tonia

  2. December 18, 2008 5:49 am

    We’ve been loving the snow! Also made homemade mac ‘n cheese tonight…yum!!

  3. Evelyn permalink
    December 18, 2008 3:09 pm

    What a cutie she is! It has been so long since I have been out in snow. Some day though!

  4. Angelina permalink
    December 19, 2008 8:30 pm

    I could not be happier about all this snow! I do kind of wish we had more snow gear (like warm winter shoes) but we’re making do!

    How fun for Juliana!

  5. Angelina permalink
    December 19, 2008 8:30 pm

    I could not be happier about all this snow! I do kind of wish we had more snow gear (like warm winter shoes) but we’re making do!

    How fun for Juliana!

  6. Amber permalink
    December 20, 2008 10:48 am

    OH you look like your living in some real magic there. Enjoy
    xx

  7. Amber permalink
    December 20, 2008 10:48 am

    OH you look like your living in some real magic there. Enjoy
    xx

  8. underthebigbluesky permalink
    December 22, 2008 3:51 am

    Love snow days!

  9. underthebigbluesky permalink
    December 22, 2008 3:51 am

    Love snow days!

  10. Cathy permalink
    December 26, 2008 2:06 pm

    Hi Lisa. It looks like the snow is finally melting. I’m ready for some dry streets.

    Happy holiday to your and your family.

  11. Cathy permalink
    December 26, 2008 2:06 pm

    Hi Lisa. It looks like the snow is finally melting. I’m ready for some dry streets.

    Happy holiday to your and your family.

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