Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow and More Snow

We've had snow falling everyday for over a week now. This is the most amount of snow I've seen in my life. I'm sure we are well over 20 inches. Everyday hubby is out here shoveling and more shoveling. Daughter #1 has to get to work so hubby will dig her car out and then when she comes home from work, he's out there again digging her a spot to park.
DH harmed with two shovels, going down the road to rescue daughter #1. He has also been driving me to work and picking me up. Daughter #2 and her boyfriend had arrived on the ferry and so off DH goes again to pick them up. Since they were only staying 2 days before heading back home to have Christmas with her boyfriends parents, hubby was again driving, a 1 hour trip took 4 hours. I'm sure he just about had enough.
Our front of our house.
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The snow just keeps getting deeper and deeper. A week ago we didn't have a flake of snow.
I had to tromp through the back yard, snow higher than my knees. Yes I got snow in my boots but I really wanted to get this picture of the icicle, the biggest I've seen. Hubby yelled out "don't you get stuck because I'm not coming to dig you out". Lucky for me I made it through the snow on my own.
DH trying to decided what's the best strategy to dig my car out. We have a garage but we got stuck several times trying to get down the back lane....not going to happen with so much snow.
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I walked down to Safeway and by the time I was through the check out he was there to give me a ride home. I have the sweetest hubby, he's been so good at getting the car out almost every day.
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Here we are after all the gifts have been opened. Daughter #1 is not a morning person still in her jammies. Can you see the sock monkey daughter #2 is holding, she made that for me and boy is it ever so cute, the monkey even has thumbs and pants too.

36 comments:

Linda said...

We had twenty inches last weekend -Friday through Sunday. We have had 20 or more in one storm - unfortunately!! MY DH is like yours - digs us out, drives me around to make it easier. I appreciate those things so much!

I loved seeing the picture of all of you!! So nice to 'meet' you like that. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Judy said...

What a lovely family! What a fabulous hubby! I know you guys are tired of it, but oh to see a few flakes, it's back to 70 today! Yuck! 75 tomorrow??

PS: I doubt he would have left you stranded. he would have come to your rescue for sure!

Lorraine said...

Great family photo! Love the fact that on Christmas morning photos with jammies (and in the case of my lot) bed hair, are allowed! Wow....your hubby will be super fit with all the snow shovelling! Fantastic that he looks after you all so well! The snow looks so pretty....I guess you are sick of it but thanks for sharing the pics - no snow here even in winter!

Juliann in WA said...

Yes - aren't we all just a bit tired of this weather? If I hear someone say they want a white Christmas next year I might just lose it! Hope it clears up for you soon. We are praying for rain.

Darlene said...

Beautiful picture of you and yours!

That's definitely a TON of snow - wow! I hope for your sakes it stops soon.

secondofwett said...

Wow, we get that kind of white in Ontario, but do you normally get that where you are in B.C..? We just finished getting a lot but today it went up to 12 and we had some rain that melted a lot of it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh, it was so nice to see you with your family! Your poor husband and all that snow! WOW....I keep telling you brrrrrr BUT must admit seeing your home covered in snow is beautiful....yes, even the hazardous icicle.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Now that's some serious snow Wendy. What a great family photo. Love the sock monkey. LOL
Your hubby is quite the sweetie shoveling all tha white stuff. Is he ready for Summer?

Lise said...

Oh my, that is a lot of snow for yous in B.C.,not usually that white..lol,,,soryy we out here just had to share some of it..but the weather has be a little weird this winter... hope you get better weather soon,,,happy stitching..PS love the sock monkey

Lurline's Place said...

Lovely family pic! Amazing the snow! We just don't get it here!
Hugs - Lurline♥

alda said...

I wish we could have snow here too!! Today is like a spring day here, a lot of sunshine but yet it's cold outside.
I see you've spend a great time with your family! We had also a wonderful christmas time but it was gone so quickly.

Guðrún said...
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Guðrún said...

I am sorry I deleted the comment! What I meant is that I have heard on the news that you have had a lot of snow both in USA and Canada. I can see it is true. You have a beautiful family.

Carol said...

What a wonderful family picture! OMG that is a ton of snow! Stay warm!

Beth said...

What a nice family picture! That hubby of yours is an expert at snow removal, that's a lot of snow! Yikes! I can't even imagine, we get a little rain down here in Southern California and you'd think it was the end of the world! Cute sock monkey! I love the pants!

Libby said...

What a sweet, sweet Hubby you have *s* Isn't it wonderful to have a fella that just wants to look out for his girls?
Love the family pic.

Carrie P. said...

WOW, that is a lot of snow. And very long icicles. Your hubby is getting a lot of exercise.

Needled Mom said...

That IS a lot of snow!!!! Too bad you can't just stay inside and look out at it.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Loved the pics of your home. It looks comfy and festive. The snow looked pretty deep. Glad you were able to get out...thanks to a nice dh. I enjoyed reading your blog.

sewkalico said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow! Gorgeous icicle, and a lovely family pic.

Quilts And Pieces said...

We've been getting all that snow too. We got about 2 feet in the last week. But yesterday it got up to 60 and rained hard and now it is almost all gone!

Cheryl said...

Boy that's a lot of snow!!! How wonderful your DH is, and what a great family you have.

Candace said...

You know, Wendy, I think you actually got a little more than we did down here! And today we are beginning to see patches of grass! What a relief. I'm sure Mr. Squash and your hubby could trade good snow shoveling stories!
Also - such a nice picture of your family!
Cheers!

Knot Garden said...

We never get snow in anything like that amount. It looks amazing. I almost envy you the snow.
It's so nice to see the lovely photo of you and your family. I'm pleased you had a lovely Christmas!

Ginger Patches said...

Great snow pictures...brrrr!! You all look very cozy at the end there :)

Leanne said...

Your snow photos are amazing it all looks so beautiful but then I don't have to live in it.

Christine said...

Wow ... all that snow is amazing. It's supposed to be summer here although it was cold enough this morning to get the electric heater out! Happy New Year.
Christine

yellowfarmhouse said...

I think the weather has gone nuts. You've got some serious snow there sister. I know we've had the most snow already this year than we've had in the 8 years we've lived at this house. It's crazy and makes me wonder what lies ahead for the rest of winter. I love the picture of your darling family - thank you for sharing that.

Happy New Year - hugs - Karen

Julia said...

My goodness!...all that snow.
It looks so pretty, but i'd hate to have to shovel..we don't get any snow here western down under..

Catherine said...

What a lot of snow...unbelievable! I love that icicle!! The fornt of yuor house looks very romantic and pretty! Hope you hada great Christmas and Happy new Year Wendy!!, Cathy

Thimbleanna said...

Oh My Gosh -- what a ton of snow!!! Here's hoping you'll have a big thaw soon LOL! Happy, Happy New Year!!!

Floss said...

We have only had one day with temps over 0 in the last three weeks; I am glad that I don't have to try to get to work in all the snow.

Kim said...

I think Minnesota is trying to compete for record snowfall. It just keeps cooommmminnnngggg! Argh!

Glad you all had a nice Christmas in spite of the white stuff.

julieQ said...

Brrrr! Lots of lovely snow, but working and driving in it is not so lovely. I hope your have a wonderful New Year!

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, that looks terribly cold! Thanks for commenting on my blog - I love your quilts. I promise myself that when I retire, I too will take up quilting. Happy New Year!

Maria said...

MY GOODNESS! SINCERELY I CANNOT IMAGIN THIS, I'M WRITING YOU FROM SPAIN AND I'VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS, JUST IN TV AND PICTURES... YOU'VE A OVELY BLOG WITH LOT OF NIVE PROYECTS. KISSES