Sunday, January 31, 2010

Neighborhood Sledding

The snow here is too hard on top for snowmen and snowball fights, but it is perfect for sledding. We participated in what turned into a neighborhood sledding party yesterday. It was very cold, but we still had fun.

I've got previous sledding experience (thanks to Dad, Kristin, Pat, JR, Sam, and numerous others) but it has been quite a long time since I've participated in hard core "road sledding". Below is my sledding coach, Carson.

Notice how she was able to expertly set up our sleds so that we could go down the hill together..head first, of course.
This is kind of a shot of the first part of the hill, you make the turn and then it actually gets steeper. So, yeah, people were going really fast.
Carson and I only made it about 3/4 of the way down and we had to wreck ourselves into a snow bank due to a stranded motorist. Even though most of the sledders were annoyed by this, they still tried to lend a hand.

Once the car was out of the way, it was time to climb the hill again for more sledding.
This is our friend Kenzie, Carson's sister, she wouldn't sled down the hill by herself. She would however lay on another person's back and ride down the hill! Check out the other sledders coming down the hill behind her.
And lastly, here is an action shot of Jay doing some sledding!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Report - Nashville

Well, we didn't get a foot of snow but we got a lot! You can see how high it's piled up on our patio table.

Kelsey did NOT have fun playing in the snow this morning. I guess it is too deep...see her little back legs sinking into the snow.
Jay has of course been out in the snow too.
If we can make it over to our friends house on the other side of the neighborhood we have sledding and snowball fights on the agenda for this afternoon!

Snow Bird Report

It's 7:50 A.M. and here's the scene on the Ponderosa. It's 25 degrees, windy and snow is still falling lightly! Somebody may have to come and dig us out. But inside it's warm and toasty and we are having bacon and biscuits for breakfast.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Let it snow!!!!

It's pretty rare for Jay and I to both get a snow day. Turns out is was probably a good thing! It started snowing here around 8:45 this morning and this is what the front yard and deck looked like about an hour later:

Jay is already listing off all of the places we NEED to go today! He is itching to drive in the snow. Guess it's a dude thing. Can't wait to see how much we actually get by tomorrow. I hope it's a foot!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010