Snowed In.

I had something else planned to post this morning, but it is just going to have to wait because I wanted to share with you some photos of what my weekend consisted of. I am just in awe of how much snow we got. I stuck this yard stick into my front yard this morning and it read 17 inches. . but here’s the crazy thing. . it’s still coming down. 
Many people have been commenting around Facebook that they remember seeing large amounts of snow like this when they were kids. I don’t really remember. .  but I do remember when we took our trip to Mackinaw being told by a fort worker that winters used to be much worse years ago. Either way, I can’t ever remember a snow this intense in my memory (but I don’t really have the best memory to begin with).  Good thing there’s the internet! I found that the largest blizzard to date in Michigan was in 1996 when 30″ fell in one day. That’s crazy! 
So here are a few photos of the fun we had this weekend. 

The above photo was taken in the beginning of the storm. We had about 5-6 inches at this point. The weather wasn’t too cold yet, so we decided to go out and play in it before it got too deep.  
Our old pup acted like he was a baby again. Running, jumping and burying his face in the snow. He really liked being outside, as long as we were out there playing with him. 
I saw a post online that said you could put your face into the snow and make a 3D image of your likelihood. ha! I really wanted to try it, but I thought maybe it was a cruel joke just to get gullible people to stick their faces in the snow. So I tested it with my hand first. . it was cold. Much to my husbands disappointment I never did stick my face in the snow. 
When morning came today we were about snowed in. This is my husband stepping out onto our sidewalk, which he had just plowed clear before we went to bed.  So overnight we got enough additional snow that went to his knees! 
No problem though. . we’ve got a puzzle to work on and enough hot cocoa to get us through the storm! If there is one good thing about snow storms is that it forces us to stop and enjoy time together at home. No work, no school and no errands to run. . just good ol fashioned time together. 
Puzzles happen to be one of our families favorite relax time activities. What do you and your family do to relax and share time together at home?
<3 Dick and Jane

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