we had a little teaser snow day midweek last week. teeny tiny snowmen, a little bit of snow play and cookie baking with neighbors. it was over and gone pretty quickly. and then thursday night it began to snow and it continued until late saturday morning. snowfall amounts varied widely throughout our area (Mt. Mitchell got an incredible 66 inches!), but here at our place the total seemed to be about 8 or 9 inches. friday was pancakes and then snow tubing down our street followed by hunkering down by the fire and listening to Vampire Weekend and making and eating chili. there have been many, many cups of hot tea, lots of reading and art, and we've kept the fire burning, day and night, for several days. on saturday we took a walk (or ride, as was the case for her) into town with some of our very favorite people. it was such fun passing someone on skis on the main road and enjoying the hush of a snow-laden world. there was hot cocoa and impromptu sledding and general shenanigans with friends. we made a snowman and a snow fort. I wish I'd gotten photos of our sledding round in the driveway at our friends' house, but I was busy being a human barrier to keep the kids (and grown ups) from sledding into the road, so...... you know.... priorities.
happy snow days!