Snow Days 2018

We live in an area that gets snow pretty rarely. We're lucky if we get anything significant once a year. A few weeks ago we had 2-4 inches in the forecast but none of us were holding our breath because the forecasts very rarely come to fruition.  The day before the snow was forecasted we found out that we were all getting released early from school and work.  By 8 pm that night, heavy sleet was coming down. By 10 we had a pretty good covering. The girls were beyond thrilled!

We woke up to over 4 inches of snow! I can't remember the last time I've seen it like this here. It was so beautiful.

We had several freezing days before and it stayed cold so the snow stuck around for almost a week. I had 3 days off of work and Emerson's school was closed for 5. Needless to say, we really enjoyed our snow days and made sure to spend lots of time outside.
We don't have sleds or any hills so we improvised with a boogie board and the 4 Runner. Can you tell we live in a beach town?

We had snowball fights, explored in the woods, and made snow ice cream several times. Our town just doesn't have the equipment to deal with snow and ice so the whole thing pretty much shuts down at the first sign of a flake. It was nice to have time with the kids and all of our favorite neighbors without having to worry about going anywhere. It was a great last few days in the neighborhood. 

By the last few days I think we were all getting a little cabin fever. We had so much fun but it was also nice to get back into our routine of work and school. We have snow in the forecast again this week but I think we are all keeping our fingers crossed that it stays away. Once a year is plenty for us southerners. :)

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