Saturday, December 19, 2009

I Woke to #snOMG

So the other night I had a few quiet hours--a calm before the storm if you will.

Last night I was out trying to cram in some errands before the snow hit.

It started a little earlier than the meteorologists expected.

At midnight, the roads were littered with people who spun out, drove into ditches or couldn't get up a hill. My 13 yo and I toodled around picking up detergent, getting gas, watching the light show at the gas station (seriously. You tune into a specific radio station and all the lights are choreographed to the music. Without the music it just looks like a 3 yo is in control of the nobs.)

We probably had 3 inches on the ground by 1:00 a.m.

This morning I woke up to this.

(the last two were taken UNDER my car port)

The kids couldn't believe their eyes.

We haven't had much snow in the past few years, but the accumulation overnight was nothing compared to what it was by 4:30 p.m.

I tried to take a few of the same shots so you could see the difference.

It's dark now, but I just let the dog out--our 70 lb black lab. The snow is up to her back. Poor thing didn't know where to pee. Once she figured it out though, she was off bounding through the snow.

Little P asked me if the snow was going to be here when he woke up in the morning.

I think it's a pretty safe bet.

Hope you all are keeping warm on this December night.

If you'd like to see the rest of my photos from today, hop on over to my Flickr page.

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Musings from Me said...

#snOMG is right. Our inflatables are partially covered. The Santa train has ground to a halt. The penguins in the igloo are worried the snow will come in the top of the igloo. Snowman is concerned that his Harley wil overturn. And what can I say about elephant? He looks lost out there with his trunk blowing in the wind. His paltry plaid scarf is really no match for the #snOMG conditions.

Annika said...

Pretty pretty! I think I suddenly miss snow.

Anonymous said...

OH, I love it when it snows like that. Everything stops and it gets so quiet. Also, perfect for snowmen, snow angels, snow caves, and really good snowball fights! Have a wonderful white weekend!

Nona said...

We got hit pretty hard here in Southwestern Virginia, almost 17 inches. I haven't seen this much snow in more than 30 years, and that was in the Midwest.

Can you get out of your house? We are completely trapped until they plow our streets. Hope you and your family are safe and warm

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, wow! You all got so much snow-- not even an inch here :( Did you measure it?!!

ShallowGal said...

We LOVE that Shell station and their light show is too much fun!

In Burke, we had 17" at noon, and probably another 7" after that. We're just waiting for the schools to call it a year and make it official.

xo, Amy

Jennifer S said...

Where are the elves that will come dig out my car for me?? For that, I'd believe in Santa again.

Erin said...

Wow, your photos are gorgeous! It's certainly beautiful out there, even though it's a pain to dig out... :)

Unknown said...

Love the light shots.

My family called with their snow news too, of course, so I got the inch by inch report from all over Maryland.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are pretty much badass. I am sooooo sick of the snow. When it clears up and after the holidays we should meet for burgers again.