Sunday, February 7, 2010

This is craziness.


It was 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. It had been snowing for more than 24 hours straight. According to the weather forecast, we had another 5 or 6 hours to go. I heard on the news we were supposed to get 2-4 inches in just 90 minutes.

It was coming down hard and fierce.

As of 9:00 p.m. Friday night, we had already shoveled about 8-10 inches from our driveway. By 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, we were easily at about 24 inches of snow by now. It is heavy, wet snow. Not exactly the easy shoveling kind.

And my kids were having a blast. Well, my two older kids at least. Nika stayed warm inside with me.






My deck furniture is buried up past the seat. This is craziness.

Final tally ---> 31 inches.



This blizzard has been devastating to many people in our area. Roofs have fallen in. Power has been lost. People are stranded.

Friends of ours lost power on Friday night and they haven't been able to get down their road to get out. The snow is thigh high and there isn't a plow in sight. They are freezing and they don't even have a fireplace to keep warm. After the snow ended last night, I drove over to their road to see how it looked coming from the outside in ... it wasn't pretty.

On my way home, I got to enjoy the sunset. Only here can you enjoy a sunset an hour after a blizzard clears.

It was beautiful. And peaceful.



  1. Yeah, that's just crazy. I cannot believe ya'll got that much snow!!! Hope power is being restored to your friends!!

  2. It is beautiful, but I LOVE snow! We are hoping for a pretty good snowfall to start here tonight we can't wait!

  3. That is just insane! How long will it take to clear off your driveway? Where your friends able to walk to your car and come with you to your house or did they get power back on?

  4. OH, no no, no! I think that's the craziness that's headed our way. We are supposed to get hit on Wednesday. We've made it this far with no snow days, but if that's what's headed our way, YIKES!

  5. WOW! Looks like Mason is having a blast!
    Will keep your friends and everyone in your area in our prayers.

  6. So pretty! Send some our way, my kids have been very disappointed with our MI winter.

  7. that is crazy! beautiful sunset though

  8. Wow! I can't believe how much snow you got! It sure looks beautiful though and I'm glad your kids enjoyed playing in it!

  9. wow you stocked up with food and bottle water? the photo's are great you did awesome with all that white. sorry to here about yoru friends

  10. Now that is a blizzard! Everyone here going crazy like they have never had to shovel snow before. We barely had any. Great pictures. Looks like the kids had fun in the snow.

  11. That is crazy!! I remember last year you guys were excited over a few flakes. I am sure the kids are loving this.

  12. Hey thanks for stopping at my blog! I just read your tweets and laughed at you cooking the cardboard with the, you don`t even know how many times I`ve done that! LOL!!

    Nice blog too, your kids are ADORABLE!! Love their little grins :D