Friday, March 27, 2009

First Day of Spring?

Wait, what's wrong with this picture? Just when we thought it was spring...we experience our first blizzard. Wednesday night, they issued a blizzard warning for late Thursday afternoon. So, at about Thursday 11:45, we decided to take the kids out to Walmart (Heath is on spring break) It was snowing when we left, but not too bad. After 45 min in Walmart, we started heading towards the exit. We couldn't see a thing out the door...just white. I'm learning now it's called a "white out." Within the short time we were in there, our car had already frozen over with ice, the temp. had dropped at least 20 degrees and the wind was blowing 40-50 mph. All I could think about was how in the world did our pioneer ancestors ever make it WALKING through this with wagons, children, pregnancies, etc. AMAZING. We got in the car but couldn't see 5 ft in front of our hood. It was all pretty exciting. The trip to Walmart usually takes about 7 minutes from our house. It took us 40 minutes to get home. I have never seen anything like this. The traffic has horrendous. Bumper to bumper for miles in front of us. We passed people stuck in the snow and we heard later about hundreds of accidents. When they said late afternoon, we imagined, 3 or 4 p.m....not 1

So, what have I learned? When there's a blizzard warning...don't leave the house, have a good set of tires and wind shield wipers, don't take your kids out if you do go out, have food and water in the house, always have a snow scraper in your car, wear a coat (Heath didn't), and just take it inches at a time.

We thankfully made it safely home. Jace loved every minute and Camden slept through it. So far, we've had 9 inches of snow and they say more to come.


Anna said...

Welcome to Colorado...I love it!

RatalieNose said...

And for a Cali and Az girl like you!!!!!
You're a brave woman!!!

Lynn said...

that's crazy! I hope the snowstorms are over by the end of April! Glad you are home safe and sound.

Contact Chauncey or Melanie West said...

very cute, its so great to see you again! Your boys are adorable. Where are you living? it was great to see your mom too! we need to catch up. my email is