|Jacob sitting in a snow covered road|
Upon returning home from our trip to Utah we had heard that Seattle had some snow. The kids were excited to see the snow at our house as it is always fun in Seattle when it snows because everything stops. And best of all our cul-de-sac hill becomes a sledders hang out. Besides the snow already on the ground, the weather man had predicted a snow storm that would make history. After one day of being home, the snow storm came. It started out by snowing 7 inches.
Which for Seattle is A LOT!
Later on that same day it started to rain freezing rain.
Which made it hard to be outside because it was wet and very cold.
The next morning we woke up to the most unusual ice setting.
For almost 10 years I have gotten up at 6am to run with some friends. We have run in everything from: snow, very heavy rain, extreme cold, to power outage (no street lights even). But this was the first time we really could not run, because everything was covered in a sheet of ice, including the snow.
Because this was so unusual we still went out but just walked, and admired all the glistening trees and bushes.
|This never happens in Seattle|
|The ice on the trees was beautiful|
During this snow storm....
The kids had 3 days off from school
We didn't leave the house for 4 days
The garbage man didn't come
The milk man didn't come
Everything was canceled,
however, the Postman He STILL CAME!
Everything was so pretty, but.........................
Because it was leaning on our house at one point.
The ice didn't stop Lydia, she would stay out in it forever!
After coming down with a case of "Cabin Fever" we set out to see what the neighborhood looked like. Some members of our ward, lost most of the trees in their front yard. It was shocking to see.
On Saturday after most of the ice had melted, some men and youth in our ward went around and randomly helped several people in the neighborhood. Landon and Mason joined them and worked almost 6 hours cutting down trees and clearing up streets and yards. If you ask the boys what their favorite day of the snow storm was they would say it was this day for sure!