Oh my goodness. Friday was just epic here.
All the schools were cancelled. The roads were empty.
The city did a great job of salting about half the bridges and none of the roads.
Ryan and I were watching TV the night before and got to see all the live updates of snow coverage flash across the screen. Schools went from delayed to cancelled.
The best line? "Some areas already report light dusting of snow on grass." WHATTTT!!!!!!! Light dusting of snow on grass!!! Heheeee. I'm sorry, I can't help it. Ryan and I may have laughed about that quite a bit.
Texans are even more dramatic about snow than everyone talking about the "polar vortex". (Whatever happened to regular old storms and blizzards? Does every weather system have to get an apocalyptic hashtag to go with it now?)
Somehow though, waking up to real snow was still magical. We had less than 0.5 inches and most everything had a layer of ice on top, so there was no fluffy white stuff. More just packed in sheets of ice.
We gathered enough snow to make this little guy. Avinash and Nandini later rescued him from the front yard and he is living in our freezer now.
Avinash had such a blast throwing snow balls at us. Nandini was more into the laundry basket rides down the driveway. When I think about serious we were about sledding growing up in Pa, I just have to laugh. Yes, she is wearing socks on her hands because we never ever really need to wear mittens here.
One day of snow and back to awesome weather. That is why Austin is so great. I definitely don't need three to six months of it. We spent all morning at the park today and I couldn't even get them to keep their sweaters on. Don't feel too bad though, we pay for it in the summer.
I got this navy blue floss from my kids craft stash and used it to add a little more texture to the layout. (Which is kinda mean since I never like to share my stuff with them, lol.)
I was trying to keep the focus on the middle of the page, with one little cluster in the corner to add a bit more context to the page.
linked up with Paper Issues for the Just my Type challenge.