Thursday, December 18, 2008

Finally, a REAL snow day!

The storm came a little late, but wow it came! We had so much fun playing in the snow. And, great news, we ended up getting out of school early for winter break by 3 days. I guess I won't see my students until after Christmas. Oh, well...I'm really not too sad. :)

Shane didn't have to go to work today either, so we decided to test out the 4x4 in the Tahoe, and went exploring. We went over to Shane's parents for a while and played in the snow, and made another gingerbread house with Grandma. It was amazing to see how much snow fell. Here in Issaquah, we had maybe an inch when we left, but in Redmond, they had almost 8 inches! It was beautiful!

We got to the Folkman grandparents, and they have little hills, so Emma got to try out her sled for the first time this year. She had fun, but it was cold so we didn't last outside too long.

Then we went inside, and Grandma Folkman warmed us up with some yummy homemade hot cocoa. Delish...Now we're off to Leavenworth for the weekend with the family, so I'll post lots of pictures of that adventure on Monday when we get back! Less that a week until Christmas! I hope you are all having fun with the preparations where ever you are! Merry Christmas! :) It feels so much more like Christmas with the real snow today. Driving home from Redmond, all the lights under the snow looked magical. All in all, today was a wonderful day!


JenRocks said...

Wow!! The snow is so beautiful! I am so glad you were able to enjoy some sledding time with Emma and both families. It will sure be weird to see snow in Seattle. It's nice that you are able to get out of school a little early. We are so excited to see everyone! I hope Leavenworth is as enchanting as ever. Love, Jen

Anonymous said...

So fun! I love playing in the snow. Your gingerbread houses are awesome too!