Friday, December 26, 2008

Snow, Snow, and more Snow

We have had an amazing anount of snow for an amazing amount of time. IT started the day we left for Canada-Dec 14th- and has continued off and on since. The Friday we got homewas a big snow and it has not gone away but been added to daily since. The boys in their Christmas JammiesAll the grandkids huddled around the tree waiting for Uncle Kevin to hand them a gift.

Shane unveiling the tree. We didn't get one until the 20th and had to hunt a bit before we found this one. We were breaking down at Fred Meyer's when we saw the completely ice and snow encrusted Charlie Brown Christmas Specials they had left and at that point were ready to purchase a fake pre-lit tree. Audrey was crushed at the thought of "had never been living" tree but when Shane saw the line wrapping around the store he said forget it. And then we found a sign for "Donna's trees' where we usually get ours. But this year they had moved. But we pulled up to the lot and immediately found "our tree". So it all worked out and we came home and played in the snow and decorated out tree and a good time was had by all.
It was pretty magical to have it snowing at Christmal time. It snowed late Christmas Eve and again Christmas morning. I've never seen this much snow at Christmas time here. Typically it would all have been rain. I am sure once it starts to melt we'll get flooding and all that, but for now its kind of cozy being snowed in. Shane just went to get the mail and there is a stuck car blocking out street so we couldn't get out if we wanted to. He helped dig out a van on Tuesday- it was the new neighbors.

I think this was the third day after we got home. They are saying it will turn to rain now and we'll start the melting-slushy-flooding part. But who knows.

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