The year Jeff and I got married we started this tradition of running outside at the first sight of snowfall to take a family photo. It didn't even matter if the snow stuck to anything, all we needed was enough falling white stuff to create a cute "In the Snow" photo op.
2007 Family Photo in the Snow:
And we added a munchkin for our 2009 pic:
It became a joke for us, since we live in a place where it doesn't really snow. It's not as if we can go outside just anytime during the winter and snap a pic in the snow – we had to take advantage of the first signs of winter weather.
Then came the winter of '09-'10.
During which there have been enough "in the snow" photo opportunities for me to make a flip book.
And… then we were reminded that we live in Arkansas. When this:
…happened on the first weekend of Spring.
Friends, THAT is almost a foot of snow. In my backyard. During Spring Break. In Ar-kan-sas.
I had heard the forecasts all week. There was a forecasted chance that some freakish snowstorm would hit Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas this weekend, but honestly, I've lived here long enough to know that a freakish snowstorm forecasted several days in advance during a week when I was foregoing a coat and Tweeting about things like this:
–was highly unlikely to materialize.
So. About that.
Here's what happened between Saturday night at supper time and Sunday morning when I woke up:
And that was before noon. It snowed for HOURS after that.
So we were forced to freeze our butts off have a ball.
And there you have it. A nice, brisk kick-off for Spring Break 2010. It's supposed to be in the 60s again by Tuesday!