Monday, January 28, 2008


We woke to a winter wonderland on Sunday and it snowed off and on all day long and through the night. Huge flakes of beautiful snow that we don't often get here in Western Oregon. This reminds me of the Baker snow storms so much and I know that you sisters and brothers that live in it still are sick to death of it but it was beautiful. We ended up with close to a foot here at our house, our car pushing snow up the driveway. So since we had Lucy and Emma for the weekend while Jed was out of town we had a no school day today and stayed home from work as well. Not that we could have gotten out early anyway. So we played in the snow, drank hot chocolate and made valentines cards.

I took this Sunday morning around 7:00 a.m. Just the beginning.

Kelli reenacts Emma's drama about getting snow in her eye. Mean Aunt Kelli. No sympathy.

Lucy sits in the snow this morning. She loved being out there.

Here is one of the branches that fell from the weight of the snow in our driveway. Dave was dragging this off when another one came from one of our giant trees and bounced off of our garage roof narrowly missing him. We decided to stay away from all trees. They call them widow makers for a reason.

That big tree. Here in Western Oregon we usually get so much rain that the trees uproot and fall easily if we have a wind storm. Last year we had four trees go down smashing our fence in the field. But the positive is that we didn't have to go far for wood this year. The negative....Dave now had fence to mend.

Wade in a downpour from a tree off of our deck. He was trying to knock off some of the snow so the branches would stop snapping off.

Anyone up for a swim?


carrie & troy keiser said...

Great snow pictures, looks like a fun day! I love the shot of the pool! :)

Jill said...

Kelli's such a spaz--that picture still cracks me up every time I see it! Poor Emmy sure doesn't get any pity from MEAN Aunt Kells! heh heh heh!

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The Dairy Wife said...

Oh my goodness. That's a lot of snow. I'd freeze my pa-tootie off up there in Oregan. But I had to say, I'd trade all the Tornado's we've been getting for all that snow any day!

Scary thing is, we don't know if we'll wake up in the morning ... they are hitting at night!