Goodbye Winter

Winter is done, and spring has sprung. I was reminiscing about this winter that has come to a close, and decided I should share photos from our big snow dump before the daffodils pop open. It's not very often where we get snow here in the Puget Sound area, Seattle, Tacoma and all the smaller cities and towns in-between, so it was a pretty big deal to get a dump of 8 inches in February. My father and niece, and their dog Lilly (who we like to call Moose sometimes) went outside when it first started building up.

 The photos were taken in the early evening, before we woke up the next morning to about 8 inches.

The photos were taken in the early evening, before we woke up the next morning to about 8 inches.

It was so much fun watching them play together. It made me excited to one day watch my own kids play with their Bumpa (Grandpa). 

I remember when it snowed when I was a child, there would be a snowman in almost every front yard, and a couple giant snowmen in the school field. I only saw a couple snowmen this season after our 8 inch snow dump, which made be a bit sad and confused. Getting this much snow around the Puget Sound is a lot rarer than I would like to admit, so when it happens, it really is quite special. I know not everyone likes the snow and it's dangerous to drive in, but I feel like it forces people to pause, to be still and calm, and to also enjoy some special time at home. My husband loves building snow forts. I love building snowmen and eating the fresh fluffy snow. I remember this one time as a child when we made snow cones with apple juice. I can't wait to a have a snow day with my children.

Eleanor was starting to get cold. My sister and brother-in-law didn't bring any snow gear because they hadn't known it was going to snow like this. I asked Eleanor,

"Even though you're getting cold, do you still love the snow?"

She smiled brightly and said "Of course!