This is what I woke up to this morning. The Pacific Northwest has been hit with a decent sized storm that's supposed to last through Thursday of this week. Luckily, it hasn't been cold enough to make road conditions super treacherous - mostly slush, with a bit of ice at night. But it has been enough to shut down my school both today and tomorrow!
As a gal who was born and raised in Hawaii, snow has always been quite a novelty for me. I absolutely love it. I love the way the flakes look as they fall, the beautiful evergreen trees when their branches are weighed down by the snow, the almost tangible peace and quiet that comes with a heavy snowfall, and I especially love building snow forts and finding the best sledding hills around. I haven't done much sledding or fort building this time around, but it's been fun to watch the local kiddos participate and I'm definitely enjoying the army of snowmen that have popped up all over our apartment complex.
The Scientist still has to go to work in this weather - that's what he gets for living within walking distance of his job! But he got home early today and may tomorrow as well. We might have to go in search of the perfect sledding hill...
Do you get much snow where you live? What's your favorite thing to do on a "snow day"?