Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow, snow and more snow!

I was a little premature in posting the last video of it snowing, but don't you worry because I have TONS of video now! Yesterday they were predicting possibly 4-6" of snow for today, but everyone is always a bit wary because it happens a lot that the weather people will say it's going to snow and then it never does. And by 10:00 pm last night I was starting to get mighty disappointed when it was just raining and the temperature was still 40-something degrees. I even dreamt that it didn't snow and I had to go into work and I was VERY bummed about it (ah, it is a normal workday so I don't know why I was so upset in my dream). But when I got up it had snowed a lot over night and it was still coming down. And even now at 1:30 it's still snowing! I measured the amount on my car around 11 this morning and it was already at 4"!

Alisha and Joe drove to our house for a run because there was no way Marty or I were going to attempt to drive (and they grew up in the mountains so they're fine with it). I know people up north wonder why we shut down at a little snow, but the city is not really equipped with everything you need and people don't know how to drive in it (like me!) Anyways, we ran to Bond Park where there were approximately 400 families sledding down the big hill. It was very fun to run out there and see the kids racing down the hill - this is such a rare thing for us here. I'm really sorry to some of you who are like, my god these people in the south are SO ANNOYING when a little snow comes, we have snow all the time, get over yourself!...I really can't help it, please forgive me :) Below are a bunch of pictures and videos!

Marty and Tassie out front in the morning:

We smartly kept one car down in the street since our driveway is so steep. Not that we're planning on using it, but you never know.

Woops, hope I don't need to pump my tires today!


Alisha and I before the run. Plastic bags around my socks inside the shoes helped keep the feet nice and dry and warm.


One of the trails we usually run on in Bond Park:

"Working from home" :)

Marty and Alisha trudging through the snow:

It came out blurry, but it says 4 inches!


Here's a little video of Tassie having fun with her ball (the same one she won't give to me):



Sledding action at Bond Park during our run:

A little bit more sledding (and wipeouts):

3 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Tassie is SO cute - gamboling around in the snow. Great pictures and thanks for posting the video! It makes this MN girl miss NC... (gasp!). I wonder how much it snowed east of you guys...where we used to live (new bern and such)....? Brought back a lot of memories and great times. Yeah - you may want to be careful driving. Starting on the snow isn't the problem. It's stopping. :) Enjoy!!!

Beth said...

I'm glad you got a snow day and had fun in all that white stuff Bri! It doesn't seem fair that people in the south or other warm places don't get the occasional day off because of the weather... :) Have fun!

Maijaleena said...

That's a lot of snow for NC! I remember when I was there we got snow/ice days for even the smallest amounts!

Tassie looks like she is having so much fun.