It snowed this past Sunday night. It snowed a LOT this past Sunday night. Then, it proceeded to dump freezing rain on top of it on Monday morning. Our freezing temperatures that haven't been above 25 degrees have kept the snow and ice around all week long. Offices and schools have been closed. Most offices are reopened now but schools are still closed. Once everyone starts to be able to get out and about on the roads we can count on at least one more day of not being able to since we live on top of a mountain. And, this is what the roads look like! Andrew actually did make it to the office yesterday only to have them officially close again a few hours after he got there. But, then he was unable to get back up the hill in the car so he had to walk for about a mile home. A few hours later he returned down the hill and took note of special "grooves" he might be able to use to his advantage on the way up. He barely made it but made it nonetheless. This morning, he tried to go into the office but pulled off to the side of the road because he was sliding so bad. He and a nieghbor stood and watched an accident happen about 10 feet from where they were standing. So, he decided to come back home. This has been a rare treat to have so much FREE family time. Monday we played in the snow. Here are a few pictures of that. Tuesday, Wendesday and Thursday (so far) have been spent trying to have as normal of days as possible so everyone doesn't go crazy. It has been a good time to wrap my mind around some school plans that I have for Braedon (separate post). We haven't completely organized their room after putting the new beds in there. So, that is on the list for the remainder of today. I think the kids will be happy to get out and go for a ride again when we can. But for now, they are easily entertained. I told my husband the other day that when I think about getting frusterated because we are stuck inside I think about how I want this experience to end. What kind of memory do I want to have of snowpocalypse 2011? Do I want to be miserable because we are stuck inside? Or, do I want to embrace it, love on each other more, play together more, and come to the end of this time knowing that we made the most of it instead of wishing it away? We have made a lot of good memories. This is one of my favorites!