Monday, December 31, 2012

The Much Anticipated, Yet Sadly Disappointing Snowstorm

Saturday:

A much anticipated, yet sadly disappointing snow is falling outside my window as I type.  Promises of 2-4", what would be considered a "major" storm in this area these days, have been squashed in favor of perhaps an inch.  What was supposed to have started not long after midnight, didn't start until about 15 minutes ago, and it's now nearly 10am.  Disappointing.  Very.  But it is snow, and once the ground is coated, I have promised Samantha that we would build a snowman. 

We actually had snow the day before Christmas - maybe 1/2", but it was enough that the ground and our back deck view out the window beyond our twinkling Christmas tree lights were still coated when we woke on Christmas morning, enough to constitute a very rare White Christmas, the last of which was probably close to 10 years ago.  And then, to sweeten the deal just a little, we were treated to another inch the day after Christmas.  There was a thick enough covering on the ground to make a small snowman...



...and to write on the cars...



...until a cold, driving rain came and washed everything away into a slushy mess a few hours later.


And today's snow held so much hope and promise that we ran out to buy Samantha new snow boots yesterday, and I assured my child that there would be snow on the ground to play in when she woke this morning. 




To be honest, I'm sick of waking in the middle of the night, running to the window, hoping for that bright, silent white fluff, the muffled crunch of tires rolling over soft snow, the rustling of snowflakes landing on the leaves on the tree outside the bedroom, and finding...nothing.

But the winter is young, and we wait (and wait, and wait, and wait...) for the next opportunity to present itself. 

Just a final note...the snow stopped within an hour after writing the post above, barely covering the grass, not touching the streets, and melting by noon.  No snowman this time...

5 comments:

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

Loving Sammi's leggings! N boots! We so wanted snow n we got it! Lots of it! You all are welcome in Wyoming! The mountains are beautiful...we are going to make a snowman that is laying down...hopefully he will be easier! Smiles

Lisa said...

Lucy keeps telling me "mommy it is winter when it will snow" because she is learning about season at pre-school and they always use pictures with snow to describe. Of course here in the South the chances of snow are minimal and if we get even an inch, it will shut down the whole city for the day or two it sticks around so I'm not wishing for any!

Jess said...

I always get disappointed by the weather "forecast" as well. However it's usually the opposite. The weather man says no snow for a while and then I wake up to a fresh white layer! I'm personally not the hugest fan. lol But it's very fun for the kids - and I don't mind them out shoveling the driveway and throwing snowballs at each other. Or, in Evan's case, eating as much snow as he possible can. lol

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, that first picture is adorable...I don't think I have ever seen such a tiny snow man...I love it!

Happy New Year Becca :)

Cindy said...

So, I'm not the only one who wakes up in the middle of the night and runs to the window?? I barely sleep when they are forecasting snow. Unfortunately all we've had this year is a dusting as well.

Here's hopin'!!