Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snowy Weekend

All of last week the weather people were predicting snow for Saturday.
All of last week the inches predicted kept increasing, starting with 3 inches, then up to 6 to 9 inches, a foot, and then late Friday they said that it could be as much of 2 feet of snow in some places.

And just like that we were under a ‘winter storm warning’ and then a ‘blizzard warning’.

And silly me was not believing that we would get that much snow thinking for sure these weather people were overestimating the snowfall amounts. Ha! Let’s just say I was wrong!

The snow started flying late Friday evening, and the winds picked up with more snow all day Saturday. Everything was canceled or closing: no high school hockey game for Jake, no hockey tournament game for Drew, the Mall of America closed early, my gym closed, the busses stopped running, the airport closed, and basically the entire storm area came to a standstill.

So instead of the busy day that we thought we were going to have, we ended up literarily snowed in. We used this unexpected free time to do a little more Christmas decorating, did some cleaning, and watched a Christmas movie with the fireplace going! I love ‘snow days’!
(The snow drift was up to my kitchen window!)

Pete went out 3 or 4 times to snow blow and shovel snow off the deck. All said and done, we have close to 2o new inches of snow!!

The first plow didn’t even come down our street until last evening. Such a welcome sight!!


And with all the snow yesterday, today’s Viking football game was rescheduled for tomorrow so they could get the snow off of the dome. But they weren’t able to get this done in time. This morning the weight of all of the snow ended up collapsing the dome. Unbelievable!!


(Photo from Michelle G. )
 And in other non-snow related new; Drew received "player of the game" at this mornings tournament game! He had 2 goals and 3 assists!! I am so poud of my boy!




It was a nice weekend, snowy and all!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Holy moly that's a lot of snow! We didn't get much where I live, but it sure is cold!