You’ve all heard about how the East Coast was slammed with massive snow on Friday and Saturday, right? Well, Jenworld is right smack dab in the middle of Virginia and we got lots of snow here.
[Can you see the two cars in front of the house? The one on the right belongs to our snowbound friend and Pete spent two hours digging it out on Sunday so that she could make it the rest of the way home. The one on the left is ours and is Monday's shoveling project.]
How much snow did we get?
This photo was taken about six hours before it stopped snowing, during which we got another two inches or so.
But never fear, we were prepared for anything, which is good, as we had a few extra people here for the weekend, who came by on Friday and weren’t able to leave until Sunday afternoon.
With seven of us here, no one got bored. At any given time, the four girls might have been playing the Wii, rearranging the dollhouse, watching a movie, or lounging in the Secret Attic with a stack of Choose Your Own Adventure books.
While I am the weekday cook, Pete is our weekend chef. We had chocolate chip pancakes one morning and hash browns and eggs the next day. On Saturday, he made enchiladas and slow-cooked pinto beans. Delish.
The girls lived in their jammies all weekend:
Yes, that is a sleep mask on her forehead. Doesn’t everyone have one of those?
Of course, all that snow meant that someone would need to shovel it.
We should have slipped that guy a $20 to come do our driveway.
Instead, I got out and carved a path to the street.
My next goal is to widen that path to an actual car-width so that we can get the car back up in the garage. It’s down on the street because, when Pete took it out on Friday afternoon, he couldn’t get back up again. At that point there was less than 2″ of snow on the ground.
Here’s a photo that proves that Pete does actually wear long pants on occasion:
Meanwhile, the girls spent some time outside.
Elegant made snow angels…
… while Graceful worked on a snow fort.
Yeah, I know, neither girl is wearing a hat. It was a balmy 33 F out there by then, so really it was almost like spring.
Eventually, we all ended up back inside. The girls took showers and put on jammies. I napped on the sofa. And Pete took advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty on the back porch:
Priorities, you know.
So it appears from the long-term forecast that we’re going to be living with snow for a while, as it’s going to take a long time to melt. This will be the first white Christmas that I can remember ever having in my entire life. I’m very excited … as long as it doesn’t mess with my extended family’s plans to travel here on Christmas Day.
And guess what’s in the forecast for either Thursday or Friday? Not just snow, but a wintery mix. Ugh.
But no worries for now. It’s our Christmas break and we’re having lots of fun!