2.08.2011

Snow Days

Jed eating the snow!

Our little corner of New York finally has all that snow I’ve heard about. This past week we got dumped on! Last Wednesday a storm blew in that dropped 18 inches of the white stuff and shut down nearly everything—except the institute, of course. The cows must be milked! Then Saturday night another storm dumped about a foot more of snow! I love it. If it’s going to be cold, it might as well be pretty too.


Just look at those trees! 
Jed and I love to watch this tractor from our window; it has a giant snow blower attached!

Here’s our snow adventure story: (If you care to read it.)

Saturday night Bron and I went on a hot date to celebrate both our birthdays! We left Jed with Anna, one of a small number of ladies we call his “girlfriend” because Jed is such a flirt. Well, apparently, Jed couldn’t wait to get her alone because as she was attaching the tray to his booster seat, Jed grabbed her head with both hands and started kissing her! (Sorry, Bud, but she's too cute to wait for you.) Anyhow, when we left for Burlington late in the afternoon, the sky was clear and calm. About halfway there, the sky opened up and it started snowing big heavy flakes. We weren’t going to let a little weather didn’t deter us though. By the time we reached our first stop at the camera store, it had already snowed a few inches. Then we got back on the road to go eat at our favorite restaurant of all time: Texas Roadhouse. It was just as delicious as the last time we were there! Texas Roadhouse has so many good memories attached to it; the food and atmosphere make us both feel a little giddy. Well, with our bellies full and the backseat occupied of a few new purchases, we were ready to head home.

The freeway was buried in snow! We crawled along like an inch worm following the flow of tail lights ahead of us. Eventually, the city traffic waned and we were left practically all alone on the snow covered road. Suddenly, the entire sky lit up! I’ve never seen lightning in a snow storm before. It was almost eerie. The snow just kept coming down fast, hitting the windshield. The view looked like we were in a star trek episode!

“Look! We’re going light speed!” I said to Bron.

Bron flipped on the brights for a second and exclaimed, “Hyper drive!”

“Yeah, more like death drive!”

But I trust my husband completely. While Bron concentrated on the road, I enjoyed my view out the window. We may have been risking death—or more likely a car accident, a long night, and a headache with the insurance company—but the trees were soooo pretty! I love the feeling of sitting in a warm car at night surrounded by snow.

My phone rang and someone on the other end announced that church was canceled for the next day. I hung up and Bron and I just laughed. Sissies. We were in the thick of the storm and having fun!

So without church the next day, we were left to relax at home as a family all day long. We almost didn’t know what to do! It’s been such a long time. So we went on a walk to enjoy the new snow. And instead of sticking to the road, we decided to break our own trail through the trees. I was panting; it was taking a lot of physical exertion to lift my knees to my chest with every step. But it was fun! It was another mini adventure. It was a day with the two people I love most in the world.

So that was our weekend. Enjoy some pictures of some New York snow!

Our Family: Ready for a Cold Hike



Pouty Face.  We are pretty sure Jed is teething, but he really did enjoy being outside.

    
Knee high and even thigh high! 

4 comments:

  1. How much fun! I am so jealous, we never get snow storms like that here!

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  2. So pretty! Growing up I always said that if it is going to be cold there should at least be snow on the ground. Nothing is worse than brown deadness and cold. That's cool that church was cancelled. I love that first picture. It t really shows how much snow there really was.

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  3. oh! lolol. look at you guys braving the snow!

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  4. I'm so happy you found us! And all the way across the country too! I have secretly been looking at your blog for a long time because it's fun to read and you always have pictures. Love it!

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