Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Season to be Freezin'

It started snowing after we went to bed Friday night, and it did not stop until this morning around 8 or so. The result? According to the news, our area hit "the jackpot" in snow totals: 24 inches.

This is a view of our patio, taken from the back door.
Patio with 24 inches of snow!
I had the door open to take the picture, and there was a snow wall of about 10 to 12 inches of snow up against the doorway. The cat already had one front leg in the snow and was poking the other in, so I quickly snapped the picture and grabbed the varmint to pull him back in the house. Idiot feline.

This was the view that Mathboy awoke to:
Mathboy's window!
See the snow up against the window?

Here's the office window:
Office Window
This is the second floor, folks. The snow accumulated on the front porch roof under these windows.

Rich did a great job digging out the driveway this morning:

It's always hard to get perspective on the amount of snow there is from a picture. I mean, white is white. Maybe a picture of our neighbor's car will help:
Or another neighbor's house:

Catgirl was out for hours yesterday, while it was snowing pretty heavily:

But the best part is this:
Warming and drying everything by the fire afterward.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Cheerleader marching in the Cold

One Cold Cheerleader
Originally uploaded by sydneycm
Catgirl marched in the Christmas Parade yesterday. Unfortunately, the weather was not too cooperative. It was in the high 30's and doing a rainy, sleety-type thing. Snow would have been nicer.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

'Tis the Season

It's December already! How the heck did that happen? Holy impending holidays, batman! Better get cracking with that shopping, and maybe some knitting. Nothing like the last minute, hm?

We had a great time on Kiawah Island with April, Mike, the kids, Grandma and Grandpa, and we even saw Aunt Tina, Uncle Frank, and Jeremy and his son. I have lot of pictures on the Flickr page, but here are a few:

The view from the deck in the morning. That's the pool in the foreground.

Look how big all the cousins are now:

Two generations:

Manhandling Sammy the dog:

First time fishing:

Hope he doesn't catch any of these guys, photographed from the deck:

Biking on the beach was great: