Posted by: amyedwards | February 26, 2010

The proof is in the pictures!

I’ve lived in Georgia most all of my life.  Snow doesn’t come often to the South.  Or, I should say, snow that we can really enjoy!  So when it comes, most Georgians aren’t prepared for it!  That’s why schools close (before the snow even starts); grocery stores sell out of bread and milk; and moms and dads start googling how to make a homemade sled!

I typically don’t get out and enjoy the snow for any extended amount of time.  My kids are usually over it within 15 minutes of getting in it and that’s after I’ve spent 30 minutes getting them all bundled up!  And for the 1-2 inches we might get, frankly it’s just not worth it!  We build a snowman, take a picture, call it quits, and head inside for hot chocolate and the fire.  But this year was different.  This was no light snow!  We’re talking 5 inches or more at my house.  And it was good snow!  Not packed enough for building a good snowman, but perfect for some homemade snow cream and sledding down the vacant house’s hill!  Who would have ever thought that a pink air mattress could be so much fun?


  1. You must have gotten our 2 and 1/2 inches worth 🙂

  2. […] Last year’s snow was perfect!  The snow was great for building snowmen and sledding down hills.  I even got in on the fun.  And it lasted for just a couple of days – just long enough for everyone to have time to enjoy it, but life not be at a standstill.  This year, on the other hand, was quite different.  We started on Christmas day with snow.  It wasn’t really enough to enjoy playing in, but did add an extra special spark to Christmas since it’s the first time in over a hundred years since Georgia had a white Christmas.  But on January 10th, just as the kids were going back to school after 3 weeks out, snow came again.!!!  We had snow for an entire week.  The kids missed another week of school and practically everything shut down.  I’d like to say it afforded us some great family time, but the truth is — we all got pretty tired of each other.  The first day of snow was very powdery, so it wasn’t much fun for playing in and you couldn’t even build a snowman.  The next day, the light, icy rain came and sealed everything.  It was bitterly cold and just not fun to play in.  Wet, wet, wet!!!  By the third or fourth day, things had warmed up just enough and we were able to make better use of our “sleds” for a short time and Noah even pieced together a snowman. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } […]

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