Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Been "SNOW" Fun!

I can hardly believe all the snow we've gotten this weekend. When the weatherman said it would start at noon, I figured it would be more like 3pm. So I was extra happy when I got the phone call from the school system saying school would let out two hours early yesterday. That meant Christmas Break would start sooner.

Much to my surprise, after lunch, it started snowing and we were still at school. I glanced at the clock, and it was about five minutes after 12! I could see the excitement building inside all my students, but especially my two from Burma, who have never before seen snow, given that they grew up in a tropical country. So all 25 of us bundled up and spent the last 15 minutes of school playing in the snow!

It snowed most of the afternoon, with just enough let-up to allow me to get home safely. Thank you Lord! Then it snowed pretty much all night long. I measured in 3 different places to see how much snow we got and got the same measurement in all the spots.....5 and a half inches!

So Quinn and I spent some time this morning playing in the snow. Buddy was at the fire station yesterday and this morning. Here are a few pictures of our wonderful, almost Christmas, snow!

This is our house.

Here we are in the front yard.

Quinn could walk on the snow without falling through, but my steps crunched down. Quinn was walking along and fell into some of my footsteps.

You can see some of my footprints behind him, which shows how deep the snow is. Five and a half inches is a lot for North Carolina!

And here is on of Quinn's cute little snow prints! He didn't even make a dent in the snow, except if he fell down.

I was trying to remember the last time it snowed so close to Christmas. I believe it was 1996 because I was a senior in high school, and that was the year I had jaw surgery. Some friends wanted to visit me in the hospital but their parents wouldn't allow them to drive in the snow. (Which was the right choice.)

Now, we just have to sit back and enjoy this snow. And we will see if we go 2 for 2 Christmas weekend....I hear we have another "system" coming through. In my 30 years of life, I've never had a White Christmas. It would be a wonderful thing to experience.

And the Lord says to the snow "Fall on the earth."
Job 37:6


Pam said...

Our day has been "SNOW" fun too! Glad you got to experience the wonder with your Burmese students.

Kim said...

Sweet memory with your Burmese students!

I am glad you have had snow much fun with Quinn :) Love the sweet picture of his boot print.

Andrea said...

i think we were all surprised to see this much snow this early...and it's not even officially winter! i'm looking forward to more of this!!!