Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last Week's Storm

With my lack of a computer last week, I wasn't able to post the pics of our snowstorm. We went from having absolutely no snow to drifts 3-4 feet high....overnight. Welcome to Southern Minnesota :)

These drifts in the front ended up covering
half of the windows that look out over the front yard

Four foot drifts in the backyard

Living in the townhome has its pluses and minuses...but a huge plus for us was not having to shovel any of the snow! Wooohoo! Next winter when we're in a home of our own again I am sure we'll miss this aspect of it!

Here, the weather on the news is always interesting...people aren't joking when they say the weather here can change in five minutes. For those of you in California, you would probably freak out seeing more than one temperature/climate change in the five day forecast :)

So, when the weatherman said that winter storms were coming, many of us thought...we'll believe it when we see it! Quite often they'll warn of a storm and we'll end up with just an inch or two of snow...but obviously, this time they were right on.

This morning the windchill was -11...overnight it went down to nearly 30 below. I don't mind the cold, but a break every now and then would be nice! Casey and I would like to get out skiing and we'd love to be able to pull Gav around on the sled!

At least with the cold weather happening we got the tree completed last week. Notice the lack of ornaments on the bottom tier?!? Hmm..wonder why that is...

There is also a lack of presents under the tree...not because we haven't bought any, but because a certain little stinker already tried to open his! I also noticed this year, that the ornaments we have that aren't red/gold are all snowmen, funny thing is I didn't plan this and didn't notice it the last couple of years. Well, I guess I'll just have to start a collection :)


  1. Wow....all of that snow is amazing!! I can't imagine having to deal with that. Great pics!

  2. Ahh yikes! That is A LOT of snow. Your tree is beautiful, its very similar to ours..great minds. And we don't have any gifts under ours yet either...we haven't wrapped or bought some them...better get on that.

  3. We are soooooo wishing we had that much snow... okay well we want electric and all that good stuff.. but we want to be snowed in.....Beautiful.......