Friday, January 8, 2010

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A word of warning to all Yankees reading this post: I live in the South; things are different here.

The boys were sent home from school at noon yesterday even though the snow didn't begin to form in the clouds until 1:38. And by 6:45 p.m. most of the counties in the Atlanta area had called off school for today as well. Now keep in mind that we don't have enough equipment here to clean up the roads like they do in, say, Minnesota. Our average yearly snowfall in this area is 1 inch. Having a bunch of snow plows would be a waste of the taxpayer's money.

I like living here. Snow is exciting. It's not a nuisance.

Here, snow (even just the dusting that we received) gives us all a chance to unwind. Not that we really needed it since we've only been back to school for 2 days. But hey! I'm all for a snow day.

Brian called the patients he had scheduled for the day and told them all to stay home. This wasn't entirely necessary except that I REALLY needed him to go to the store to get a few missing ingredients for the chili I was planning to make for dinner. So much more important! I've been wanting to have our neighbors over for dinner since we moved in here.

Three and a half years ago!

Their boys were over here at our house playing in the snow and so I called Melissa and invited them over for dinner. We had a great time! With Melissa's help I was able to make these cute snowman cupcakes.


Anna woke up this morning so excited to see "SO MUCH SNOW" on the ground! "There's enough to make a snowman!!" Well, not exactly. And it is BITTER, bitterly cold I tell you! I think the temperature was around 15 degrees with a wind chill of one - yes! 1 degree! I don't care who you are: that's cold, folks. Cameron, Landon, Anna and I went out for a little while but there would definitely be no snowman making. Perhaps later we'll try to find something to use to slide down the hill.

I sent everyone in because it was just too cold to play but I stayed outside to take a few more pictures and this flock of geese flew overhead. They are high-tailin' outta here, man!


For now, we're staying inside next to the fire, playing games and drinking coffee.

I'm linking this post from last week up to You Capture at I Should Be Folding Laundry where the prompt was Winter.
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20 comments:

Joyce said...

I love the cupcakes-so cute!

We got about an inch here and then a bit more mid day. We've decided someone living on our street is connected because we're plowed practically as soon as the flakes start to fall. I'm not complaining!


It's bitterly cold here too...we made fondue for dinner which was really fun. Enjoy your weekend!

thelumberjackswife said...

Those cupcakes were the cutest things ever! Love all your pictures. We get tons and tons of snow up here, but this year, we haven't gotten much and I kind of miss it.

Deidra said...

Yesterday a news announcer informed me that Atlanta owns no snow plows! Is that true?

Here in Nebraska it's -12 degrees today. Yes. Minus 12. And snow drifts over ten feet. What a crazy winter for us all!

Kari said...

Rebekah, thanks for visiting my blog this week! I live in the south, too, and I like the excitement snow causes. I am a school librarian, and we got a two-hour delay on Friday. The truth is that when it might snow, I have trouble sleeping because I get excited, too. I barely slept on Thursday night. :)

Marla said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Kristen @ Motherese said...

The combination of your words, your photos, and the expressions on your kids' faces convey the beautiful simplicity of this snowy day.

Just lovely.

Graceful said...

I feel your pain -- I'm with Deidra in Nebraska. I was so cold just sitting on the couch the other night that I just had to go to bed. There was no other option!

Anyway, love the pictures...

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your snow pictures. How sweet! And snow days are such a great thing! Totally a blessing!

Playing Sublimely said...

Oh I love these pics!

Terri said...

Great winter captures !

alita said...

I really love the picture of your little boy with his scarf wrapped around his face. He looks like he could make it up here in the wintertime in the Midwest. I would love to move to Georgia. Your pictures are lovely. And the thought that one day snow wouldn't stress me out would be nice.

Mominin said...

Great captures! I love the shots with the snow coming down!

Colleen said...

Great pictures and it looks like great fun! Enjoy your winter "experience." :)

WackyMummy said...

Great shots!

Lisa said...

Great post! Its definitely all about perspective. :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots, great post! :)

The Farmer Files said...

Cupcakes are precious! I lived in Northern VA for 5 yrs and they would cancel school for just the same reasons. ;)

Caroline said...

Your snow looks like what we usually get, only this year we had tonnes and the temperatures have been seriously low (like -12C overnight!). Your pictures are gorgeous ~ I love the ones of your boys catching snow on their tongues :D

Anjie said...

The kids look so happy playing in the snow! I grew up in UT with snow every year, so it is refreshing to see the joy of seeing snow in a kids eyes.

Love the cupcakes too, so cute, and they look easy to make (my kind of treat!)

Prairie Lady said...

Agreeing with everyone else those cupcakes rock. And your other captures are great also. Thanks for sharing.