Thursday, January 17, 2008

Yep, It's Come to This....

Even though I'm an "Army Brat," I consider myself from Michigan. My dad is from there so I spent a lot of time there growing up, no matter where we lived.

I spent 4 years of High School in the Detroit area. I went to college in a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan.

I spent a year as an exchange student in Norway. I lived in New York. I lived in Utah.

I have spent my share of time in and around snow. Too much time if you ask me.

The first time I moved to Atlanta was in 1992. I was living here during the great "Storm of the Century" in March of 1993. While that was quite a bit of snow, I found the "Southern Reaction" to it rather humorous.

When we moved back to Atlanta in 2002, it was partly because we wanted to be someplace where we wouldn't get masses of snow like we get in Michigan. I like the 60-70 degree days we have here in the winter.

I remember about a year after we moved here we had a "light dusting" of snow. Work was cancelled. School was cancelled. You would have thought it was the End of Days. I was laughing at my "Georgia Born and Bred" neighbors who were outside making, what can only be described as, a DirtTwigGrassSnowMan. There was hardly enough snow to make a snowman, but they tried. As did many of my neighbors.

That was the last time we had any snow that "stuck."

Since Sam was born in 2004, there has been no significant snow (and by "significant" I mean more than flurries).

Well, yesterday we became "That Family." It's official.

It started snowing at dinner time. The boys quickly ate an acceptable amount of dinner, got their coats on and went out to "play" in it.

And I took pictures!

Yes, it is snowing!

Trying to catch them:

Catch 'em!

Snow in Josh's hair:

Josh's hair

Josh was so excited he called my parents in Michigan to tell them about the snow before he went to bed.

Our top deck showing the accumulation just before Rich and I went to bed:

Our deck before bedtime

It stopped snowing just before Rich and I went to bed. It warmed up and rained over night so most of it was melted thing morning.
And fortunately (for me), school was NOT cancelled!


  1. You live at the end of a cul-de-sac... how lucky for you and the kids! That's ideal. I live on the busiest street in my town:(

    I didn't realize Georgia got so little snow. I don't know why that surprises me so much.

  2. Fun!!! I remember the excitement of snow. I grew up in the desert where it snowed about once in every four years. We'd get a snow day if there was a quarter inch on the ground!!

  3. Great pics. I didn't realize it snowed that much yesterday.

  4. i totally feel you! i also claim michigan as my home state (rock on traverse city!). i went to school there, was raised there, and learned to drive in snow there. the southern reaction in richmond to snow is to buy all the milk and bread you can. it snowed today - they closed schools last night in ANTICIPATION of the snow!!! craziness!

    we are also "that family". the girls insisted on wearing their snowsuits to preschool for the 1/16" of an inch were were going to get :-)

  5. It's sooooo funny to see a post like this. When I first moved back to Virginia it was in the dead of February and I went to one of my longggg longggg time friends house to see her before I went anywhere. Well she wanted to take me to meet some of her friends but was afraid to go cause its "snowing" Well finally I talk her into going and we pick up the friends and head straight to the beach..Hadn't been in Va. in so long I wanted to see the beach.

    People were wreckinggggggg!! I swear there was little to no accumulation. I was on the freeway driving 65 scaring the shitttt out of my passengers. You grow up in Ohio you learn to drive in snow. It was the funniest thing in the world. I had to call my mom and tell her what happened.

  6. Oh ended up getting quite a bit down there :) Send those boys to me...I'll show them snow :)

  7. Haha. Having lived in TX my entire life, I think I'm guilty of acting this way too. It's just so dern excitin' when it snows down here. It does seem to happen at least once a year here though.

    I think the last time it really snowed any amount at all (maybe 5 inches) was Valentine's Day in 2004. That was really nice.

    I kind of like that it snows less. I think we get more of a kick out of it than the yanks do.

  8. hehe. I get excited over a light dusting too, but then again my CA-raised butt needs to drive 4 hours just to get to a snowy area. That said, I prefer being a cold weather wimp to having have to live in a snowy area. Glad your boys got to see some snow action. I love that picture of Sam trying to catch snow in his mouth.


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