Saturday, January 9, 2010

Don't Laugh....

....especially those of you that are used to feet of snow!


We really hoped for snow when we had the chance on Thursday! If we ever get snow, it is January or February, and the occasional early March snow. Of course, all the kids around here were hoping. And yes, schools were closed. (Remember I said don't laugh). Although poor Joy, one of the disadvantages of homeschooling is that your mean old homeschooling teacher doesn't let you off completely! :)



Okay, are you ready for it?






We got a good dusting....maybe 1/2 an inch! You have to get a little creative but you CAN play in 1/2 an inch! And so we did.





We had to scrape snow off the tops of fences, cars, sidewalks, boats and bird feeders just to get enough to make a snowball, but we did!











So, you folks with feet of snow and that are tired of it (especially shoveling it), I wish we could take some of it off your hands. Just some of it.

37 comments:

Parsley said...

We had a lot of snow for a white Christmas but that rarely happens. Enjoy the 'dusting', at least it's pretty without the dangers. Can't believe they closed schools!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

They closed the schools for that? Just kidding. I'm glad you and Joy had fun in it!!!

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Wow Tammy, I cant believe they closed schools. We got 3 feet last weekend and our schools were open, we're used to it of course but there have been a few days this week where we've gotten 12+ inches in a few hour period and they kept the schools open. Crazy isnt it?

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I sure wish I could send some more for your sweet girl. I love snow but really I have plenty to share this year. Cute pictures!

Debbie said...

I think we may have gotten a little more snow but not much. I don't think it matters how much you get when the area isn't use to it. People here drive crazy at times and don't realize how easy it is to hit a slick patch even in a little bit of snow.

Poor Joy...not fair to have school when everyone else doesn't... *laughing*

Take care and stay warm,
Debbie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

We were expecting snow to, but didn't even get a dusting...but then we got a good snow on Dec 6th so I'm cool (no pun intended)with not getting any this time. Most people don't understand us closing schools down south when it snows even 1/2", but we are not prepared for snow, no snow tires or chains, no road graders or salt trucks...it just doesn't snow enough for us to spend the money it would cost to be prepared for it.
I sure wish Joy could have gotten the snow we did last time. She looks like she is having a ball.
Stay warm and have a great day.
Molly

blancomt said...

HI Tammy,
not sure where you live, I am from Savannah, TN. We got as much snow as you and they canceled school for 2 days here. I am originally from Massachusetts so this is a tease for us. I miss getting all of the snow we had up north however, I am starting to like the dusting. No shoveling! LOL! Have a great weekend and I love your blog!

Michelle blancomt@aol.com

Carmen C. said...

You are kidding about school being closed aren't you????? I wanna move to where you live, we have over a foot on the ground now and today is a high of 16~~~Brrrrr!

Tina said...

That is so funny! We did the same thing. We are in Alabama and we also got a dusting. We also homeschool but I made the kids still do math..even though the public schools closed!

Michele said...

Wow..I wish I could send some snow your way...we got about 15 inches yesterday and they didn't even close the schools!

Oh well...we love it and I'm so ready to go ice fishing!

Glad Joy had fun playing in it!

Hugz,
Michele

Farmchick said...

Okay--sorry but I did laugh! That was cute.....come on up to our farm...there is PLENTY of snow for you to play in!! :) Have a happy day!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Tammy our state is like yours..if we get a footprint of snow...the whole state practically shuts down..it is too funny...we haven't had any of the white stuff yet...glad you were able to enjoy it..:)

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Hi Tammy -
Our schools were out all week because the buses could get to the kids for all of the ice. We still have ice and flurries. I am ready for spring.

Glad you had fun.

Maxine

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

I wish our schools closed for that much snow. lol. I kept my kids home yesterday because it was day three of 10 and under temps. We still have snow from two months ago under all the new stuff. I welcome you to take some! hehe

I was born and raised in southern California before moving to Colorado, so I still love the snow and our kids love it too.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Too funny, Tammy. We got over 18" with our last storm. I'd certainly love to package it up and send it to you ;D

I hope you all enjoyed celebrating your Mom's big day...

Never So Simple said...

That's about how much we got Thursday night. School was only delayed here 2 hours but Eleni was happy with that. Looks like Joy had just as much fun.

Donna

lakeffect said...

Closed the schools for a dusting? Where do you live?

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Well, I just checked on the price of a refrigerated truck and unfortunately, Mr Red Door would never get to retire if I did that so I can't promise I'll send you some. SORRY!

Joy looks so cute all bundled up. Her smile tells me she enjoyed what you did get! :-)

Mandie said...

Hahaha Tammy!! We got the same amount and they cancelled school for 2 days, tehe. We enjoyed the time home and played the wii. I am ready for it to warm up now though!!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

That's exactly what we got at our house - a good dusting! This mean mama made the kids have school too, so tell Joy she wasn't the only one!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I just read the wonderful news about your son, Luke! I'm so very happy for you. What a blessing!

Enjoy that snow. We took a drive today and enjoyed all the hay bales topped with a dusting. Its so pretty!

Despite the snow, I still can't resist thinking about the spring garden. Are you planning one this year?

Blessings, Lea

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It's like that here Tammy, we usually only get an inch or two. Last year was different as we had a storm that brought 14 inches, and boy was that fun, but very unusual. So far this year we only had a dusting one time. So glad you had fun.
Blessings,
Marcia

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tammy, Your little girl is a doll. I wish I could send some snow her way because I know that our sons loved to go sledding and still do. My honey and I go with them. We have an 18 year old and a 15 year old, both Decemeber babies!!!
I LOVE the outside of your home, it is beautiful!!!

Blessings and praying for lots of snow your way for your sweet girl, let her know I am praying for snow!!LOL,LOL

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Tammy,
You sure do have a lovely home .Thank you for sharing. I see we both love A Primitive Place !!
Blessings,
Sharon

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I would trade you in a heartbeat! Our water has been frozen up twice. Our door keeps freezing shut. The snow is so light and fluffy, it keeps drifting and causing white-outs on the roads. It is too cold to melt. And our kids still had school! But, hey! We are still going to have spring and summer with gardens and swimming and picnics. It's all good.

the primitive country bug said...

Oh please come take some snow... as much as you'd like. Joy can make a snowman and ship him home.
I think a trip to Maine for some snowmobiling and skiing would be fun for you.
Glad you made the best of the snow you got.
Hugs~ Birgit

Nancy M. said...

Hey, I'm not laughing! I am jealous of your snow, lol! We only got maybe 5 flakes!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hey Tammy! We have the cold but only got very light flurries for about a half hour. So we basically didn' get any of the white, fluffy stuff. I would enjoy having a little. It is definately cold enough! LOL!
Have a great week! Stay warm!

Sharon said...

I can not believe that they called school. I feel for Joy however, but she looks like she is having fun.
She should come here and she could slide down my 10 ft drifts in my front yard.My grandson and his dog are having a ball on them.
Thanks for sharing your photos.

Anonymous said...

That's the amount of snow that I don't mind getting Tammy! ;) We had our share of snow here in Oklahoma! It snowed on Christmas Day, which was absolutely beautiful! There still is a tad bit of snow in our yard.. The temperature is getting much warmer out, so the snow that is out there won't last much longer. We are having a heat wave this week! We're suppose to get in the mid to high 40's and close to 50 this week!! Wahoo!!
Looks like Joy is lovin' playing in the snow! I know our kids always enjoyed playing in the snow too!

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC

Farm Chick Paula said...

Okay, Tammy- I'll admit- I did laugh... but only because that's about all the snow we got too! After the weather people telling us the big one was coming! (Hurumph- what do they know?)
Hope you're staying warm- it's still below freezing here!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mom,

I loved the snow! Secretly, I laughed. >:o Lol. I love ya! 8!

Love, Joy

Adam C. said...

You have a beautiful home and a wonderful family!,The Lord has been good to you!

Adam C. said...

...We have had more snow already this year than in multiple years in the past!..It seems like winter for a change...makes you appreciate Spring as well!

green gables girl said...

Oh, at least you got some snow! That's actually a lot for where you live. (sorry if this sounds...well, not very nice!)
Hope you had a great Christmas and a new year.... and and a ggreat year to come!
~Lyssie~

Mel said...

Sorry, but that was cute, and sorry again, for I did chuckle. We have about a foot of snow, calling for freezing drizzle today.
As a child, I remember, hoping for snow myself and a snow day to boot.

Enjoy,
Mel

Tiffany said...

Aww, lol! Yes, that truly is a dusting! We are from upstate New York, that truly is a drop in the bucket! Lovely photos - your home is just gorgeous!