What an interesting day! It was predicted that Albuquerque would get between 1-2 inches of snow. We did. Plus 10 inches! Terri's family was scheduled to fly out today, and their flights were cancelled. Scott's family and I were planning to leave tomorrow by car, and it looks as if we won't be able to safely drive for another day or so. So here we are! There were some tears with Brooke, who was very eager to go home (I think a new boyfriend might be part of that eagerness! shhhh!), and cheers from the 2 little ones from Florida as they got to play in the snow (and their mom who gets to spend some more days with the family). We ordered in pizza and played games and watched movies tonight, and everyone mellowed from the extremes.
One of the best things is the pictures (well, duh, like you didn't expect that!!). The day has been warm despite the snowfall, so much of it melted. We still found lots of wonderful pictures of the snow, however.
Bushes were almost one with the ground. You can see that about 5 inches is still on top of the curb.
These trees were fascinating as they hung over the fences.
The snow is very wet and heavy, so it is clinging like crazy and bending limbs over.
Pretty, pretty winter scene.
Every single tree was a frosted Christmas tree!
At the end of the day, there was nothing more beautiful, however, than seeing this precious little guy in the bed across the room. Completely worn out from the day of snow ball fights and running and sliding in the snow took a toll. Ali was curled up at his feet.
The world couldn't be nicer. Peace to all.
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7:00m AM - They just said on TV that this is a record setting December for snowfall in Albuquerque. I didn't catch the official amount (this one alone, is over 12", and 4" more is expected today), but it struck me that OF COURSE this is a record setter . . . I'm here, can't leave, paying for expensive rooms!! But I am getting some quality time with my family, too. I just attempted to take the dogs out, and it is so deep that they can even walk! They finally settled for taking a pee at the edge of the sidewalk where the snow is only about 6-8 ". Poor things.