My husband has taken to the (very old man) habit of writing down the daily snowfall amounts on our kitchen calendar. In November and December it was definitely an interesting pursuit, but since he last wrote “2 inches” on January first, we had not had ANY appreciable snow (and maybe one dusting that didn’t stick around for more than an hour?). Considering we live in the mountains of Colorado, that is BIZARRE and kind of scary for both winter skiing and summer drought reasons! At any rate, we have spent a fair amount of time the past seven weeks enjoying sunny weather in the 50s and feeling like it was very much spring time.
Well, winter is back with a vengeance.
Sunday afternoon it started snowing… and it just didn’t stop! By Monday morning we woke up to about 14″ of snow here in town, and by Tuesday morning the total snowfall accumulations were about 20″ at our house. Area ski resorts got upwards of 30-40″ of snow (at slightly higher elevations than us). Now that’s a good snowstorm!
I can’t say I’m loving how long it takes to get the kids dressed to do anything at this point, but they are sure enjoying it!
PS – Our nanny bought the kids a trampoline as a joint birthday/Christmas gift, and it sat in our garage in the box since then. Last week I decided to try to assemble it since it’s been so nice out, and now that thing is buried in nearly two feet of snow… I’m blaming the snowstorm on me. 😉