Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Blizzard of 2013

Since yesterday morning, Colorado Springs has been under a "Blizzard Warning". Maps on the local news stations showed that we would get anywhere from 6-14 inches of snow. That would be the most they've had since we moved here. We drove to Denver yesterday to do a little shopping and get out of the house before the "blizzard" hit. The whole way home we watched the sky... "It's coming!" we said.

Last night Kameron wanted to go have a sleepover with his two best friends and we said ok... but if the "blizzard" hit they would have to do the driving. His friends' dad is from Canada and he's used to snow. And we are... not. ;)

Kameron got safely to his friends' house (with no snow in sight) and the rest of us hunkered down for the "blizzard" as we watched the weatherman say, "It's COMING!" We went to bed expecting to wake up to snow piled high all around us. It was a little bit exciting actually.

We woke up this morning and ran to the window to find... flurries. Barely.

What. Ever.

Granted, the snow is falling steadily now. It's pretty, but it's no blizzard. Denver, on the other hand is supposed to be getting close to 9 inches of snow and several of our dancers are stuck up there for another night. Maybe THEY are getting our blizzard. Maybe I don't know what a blizzard is supposed to look like... but I'm pretty sure it's not this!

Oh well, I'm still hoping it will be enough for a snow day tomorrow... At least the weatherman can give us that... right? ;)


Monicas Mom Musings said...

9 inches of snow is no Blizzard though, that's a Tuesday ;). Be careful what you wish for though. Our 3 foot blizzard a few weeks ago started off slow and we woke up to 3 feet of snow with over 5 foot snow drifts. That is what a blizzard looks like ;).

Tracie said...

Well.....I am in Thornton (just north of Denver) and hoping for a snow day, too! We probably have 8" or so, but the blizzard-like conditions have been present all day - heavy, steady snow and fierce winds that make for low visibility...And keep blowing in our hope for a snow day! I love your blog and read it regularly! I love hearing about your children, husband, and life...especially the school info as I'm a teacher and love to hear the honest parent's perspective. You're a delightful writer with down-to-earth voice. Thank you!


Lynn said...

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Anne B. said...

Ummm.....I can't say I honestly share your enthusiasm for snow!! LOL! Then again, here in RI it has been "one of those winters". We've been so spoiled for years and then BAM! This has been the snowiest winter in YEARS. We awakened to heavy, wet, snow covering everything this morning in spite of the fact that we were supposed to get "just rain". Ya just can't win! Hope you got your wish and are snuggled in with the K's and no school!!! (((HUGS)))

Julie G. said...

This is a random question for you, but have you read the book, "The Boy from Baby House 10?" I read the whole thing this weekend, and all I can say is wow. What a unique perspective it offers on Russian orphanages. It is amazing that any child could come out of there and not be harmed in some way!

On a completely different note...I can't believe that you are in the Denver area and seem to have a lack of big snow this winter! It is so disappointing to be counting on a snow day and to wake to nothing!

JennyH said...

In the kansas city area we have at least a couple of feet out there. Enjoy your almost snow-free blizzard!