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Friday, February 7, 2014

Tripple toe loop, salchow, double lutz, axel jump. I just had to get that out of the way. Did you all watch the olympics last night? I must admit it was kind of fun to watch all these snowy and icy sports whilst it was so snowy and icy outside my house. If it's going to snow in February I say while the winter Olympics are on is a good time to do it. As you can see, we did indeed get snow. As of 11pm last night we had a little more than 4 inches at my house (and it was still snowing), we rarely get "inches" of snow in Portland. Normally when I say 'it snowed in Portland', I usually mean snow fell from the sky and that was that. But yesterday it snowed all day long and piled up around us. School was let out early for Fisher, but not early enough for me to get him, and it took him three hours to get home on the bus. Of course this was the one day his phone battery died and I admit I was a little worried (that photo of the street was on one of my attempts to try to go find him). It was cold. It wasn't snowing as hard as it looks like it was in these photos. But we had 30 mph wind gusts which made the snow whip and whirl around. It felt a lot like a blizzard. Marla was the only soul brave enough to go outside with me. And even she was skeptical and eager to get back inside. M+L tried, but only last about 30 seconds with the temperature a blistery 4 degree fahrenheit with the windchill factor. Luckily I prepared with a trip to the grocery store early yesterday morning to stock up because we are suppose to get more of the same later today. So it looks like this is going to be a stay-in weekend, which makes me even more grateful I spent last weekend out and about. I think my cabin fever would be off the charts if we went straight from flu to a double snow storm weekend. Any weekend plans for you all?  

14 comments:

  1. Skeptical Marla is skeptical! I love those photos of her at the top! Violet says, "She looks just how I feel!" I'm so glad you got real measurable snow and had fun in it (minus the Fisher worry; I remember snow days like that when I was a kid). Love love love.

    We watched the Olympics too. I have such mixed feelings about these Olympics, and I talk about them on the blog today (UGH, Russia, WTH?), but, BUT. Really? I love them, and I'm so excited for the next few weeks.

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  2. wow, i hope you stay warm there

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  3. I was thinking about the same thing this morning, the olympics and the weather outside, because it had started to snow again. It soon stopped, but we still have plenty of snow, so a stay-in weekend sounds good to me too. :)

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  4. Teehee, Mrs. Marla is just so adorable! What a brave snow puppy she is. I'm jealous when it snows anywhere else besides the northeast corridor, especially when it snows elsewhere and doesn't snow here simultaneously. I'm a snow hog :) I watched some of the Olympics last night but am reaaaallly excited for the opening ceremony tonight! Stay warm and cozy this weekend, doll face. That's my plan, too. And writing, of course! xo

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  5. Ha! I love the photos of Marla. This weather is crazy! I swear there is a foot of snow at my house right now! The kids had a blast out in it yesterday. I was trying to scrounge together all the snow-weather appropriate apparel I could, with this type of weather being so rare here, we aren't very well equipped. Jacob woke up sick this morning : (, so our snowy activities for today might be put on hold for today. XO

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  6. hehe... toe loop! my favorite was the sow-cow (spelling) the snow has started again and thank goodness i got supplies yesterday because I think the snow is supposed to be here all weekend. I think we might attempt a snowman this afternoon. :) have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Your photo's of your Marla made me laugh! Enjoy the Olympics, I know I will. Have a great weekend

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  8. great pics. seems much better than the torrential and windy rain we get here all the time. despite that, I had a most wonderful weekend with a nine hour dinner thing or whatever you want to call that. happy sunday xoxo

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  9. So it isn't snowing in San Diego. That'll be the day...haha. But I have been enjoying the Olympics. Love the figure skating and the downhill skiing best I think. Those photos of your pup need to be framed. So hilarious and cute!

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  10. Your poor lil pup looks like she's going to blow away. I hope you're staying safe and warm.
    Cheers.

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  11. Definitely enjoying the Winter Olympics just don't know how much I am enjoying Mother Nature's attempt at making us feel like we're in Sochi. Really loved your Instagram Winter Wonderland images too Christine!

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  12. My sister has been sharing video with us of the snow and it looks CRAZY! She said she's been practically snowed in all weekend long, except for the occasional snowy run. Those Nike folks are nuts!

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