Last Friday, (ironically the first day of winter), we got our first measurable snow of the season. Lauren's response when she woke up and saw the white stuff was, "FINALLY!"
Growing up in Maryland, we did get some measurable snow from time to time, but not anything compared to what we get here. We moved to the Midwest a few weeks before the Christmas of 2001. The first time we got a significant amount of snow here, I went out to our driveway in my fashion boots (the only boots I owned at the time) and promptly fell on my backside! Within a week, I marched right to the nearest store and got myself a proper pair of snow boots. Now, after over eleven years of living in the Midwest, I have come to really LOVE the snow. I used to dread having to drive in it, but have come to the conclusion that things don't shut down around these parts just because of a little snow. The schools don't close for the day unless it's about six inches or more. The kids and I like to try and build snowmen, but I've noticed the snow here is a little more fine and powdery than the Maryland snow I grew up with. Christmas Eve afternoon it started to snow, actually pretty hard, it looks like we will definitely be having a white Christmas!