Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hell has frozen over

...Or at least Louisiana has (frozen over, that is.) It has been REALLY cold the last few days (which, of course, is totally relative) and we heard that there might even be snow, but didn't believe it. We were woken up this morning to two completely out of their heads excited kids. Here is the dialogue: Foster: "Maya! I can't believe that it actually snowed in the Loo-zi-anna! It has been, like, years!" Maya: "Yes, Foster. The weather patterns are different here than in other parts of the country that we have lived." Ella: "Yeah!" Both back and forth: "Now we can teach all of our friends how to have a snowball fight and make snow-angels at recess." Ella: "Yeah!"
In my pre-six a.m. grumpiness, I told them not to get their hopes up as they cancel recess at school at the slightest threat of moisture.
I think our total accumulation was just over one inch. North of us, they got around three inches and cancelled all public and private schools and shut down the highway due to hazardous conditions from the "blizzard." At first I thought it was crazy, but after driving the kids to school this morning, decided that it was a good idea not because of the slickness of the roads, but because of the idiocy of the drivers being over-cautious to the point of being hazardous. Yikes.
What is totally crazy to me is that it is supposed to be back in the 70's on Saturday.
Our house in all of it's winter wonderlanded glory.


Three very excited kids. Ella was a little freaked out by it, but made a valiant effort to have fun.

14 comments:

Alana said...

Totally jealous. After days and weeks of refusing to turn on the heat we finally did on Tuesday. Yesterday the weather reversed itself and hit 78 and we needed the ac. Sheesh! Make up your mind!

Card Family said...

I'm glad to see you becomin a bloggin fool (like the rest of us)... :) Love the header photo! and the snow looks like fun... we're hoping for some this weekend :D

Musicmom-Amy said...

Too funny about the snow!

vicki said...

Yes, it was crazy! My three years living in Cedar City, Utah paid off in spades today as I was one of the only drivers out there who wasn't freaking out!

Kay said...

Wow! What great blogging entries. I'm really impressed. Good to see pictures of your darling family. I can't believe how big they've all gotten!

Tanya said...

Wait...I thought Louisiana WAS hell!

Alicia said...

Maybe the skiers should head down south since we don't have any snow here. (Of course there is a little in the mountains, but nothing in the valleys--THANKS GOODNESS!)

Jennifer said...

Hi!

Gregg and Kayla said...

I loved it when it snowed in Arizona. And your right everybody freeks out when there's even a hint of white on the ground. But I'm also glad to see that my nephew and niece haven't forgotten what a good old snowball fight is.

Jenete said...

I saw that you guys got snow on the Weather channel yesterday! I love the kids comments, and we are looking forward to snow in Maryland because they handle the 'blizzard's' in the same way mainly because people don't know how to drive in snow.

Mere said...

Glad you're back...why is it that you have snow and we have had not a drop of rain/snow/sleet/mist/fog in 6 months? The only thing that makes this town pretty is when it is dark or when it snows...

Jenni said...

Hell has frozen over - yes - because you are actually blogging. Glad you are!!! Don't stop now....

jenny said...

Hey cute little blogger! Should I put you on my list now or is it going to be another year before I see another post?

Lydia said...

It's great to read all your new posts! The school pictures totally cracked me up. I second Jenni's comment-"Don't stop [blogging] now..."