Snow Day

January 7, 2010

Today was a snow day for Fayette County schools…  the first one of the school year, and probably one in a long line that is forming now. In fact, school had already been called off for tomorrow as well, by late afternoon today. That’s because here in Kentucky, snow is not just snow. It’s an event! A weather phenomenon unlike any we have seen or heard of! With white stuff falling from the sky!

Now, when we woke up this morning to put our youngest son on the bus (we thought), there was no snow on the ground, other than the light remnants of a dusting we’d had a day or two ago. And it was cold… yes it was cold. It has been cold here lately, the kind of cold that has many people making jokes about global warming and how they wish it would come to their neighborhood.

But we had no snow. We had the anticipation of snow. Snow! But nothing had happened yet.

And under these circumstances… Fayette County likes to call off school in a pre-emptive fashion. Because the weathermen said there would be snow! Maybe as much as TWO to FOUR inches!

It did finally snow a bit, and at least it turned out to be enough for the neighborhood kids to do some sledding in our yard. You could still see the grass through the snow in a lot of places, but at least it wasn’t the pathetic amount of snow we had last season. Here are a few photos… click any for a larger view:

[We have a nice hill that runs down our driveway, right into our backyard. Safe for sledders!]

[Brent has no shortage of sweet girls to chat with.]

[Really, we are lucky to have a great bunch of neighbor kids on our street. I’m bummed that Aaron isn’t in this shot… he was inside at the time. But maybe you can spot Brent in the back with his tongue sticking out. Maybe.]

And… at the end of the long day, after all the running in and out and snow boots on and off and water tracked all over the floor… I had this ready for supper! Homemade sourdough bread and chicken noodle soup. Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Good. 🙂



  1. Shoot, that looks like a blizzard to me! and I’m impressed your boys have snow boot!!

  2. Well, I buy boots every few years at Wal Mart, and I buy them kind of big. 🙂 These ones are really about to be too small.

  3. You definitely beat us on snow! Although one of my kids only had 1.67 days of school this week. You gotta love the south!

    I’m also intrigued about your sourdough bread. I know you were having troubles before. I take it you conquered it? Any tips?

  4. great pictures! Can we come to your house when it snows so the kids can use your hill? We have no hills so our kids just throw snow at eachother or do stuff like this: http://homeschoolingwithguinever.wordpress.com/2007/01/24/wow-look-at-all-our-snow/

    I had to go peek in my archives and this just makes me laugh so hard. The amount of snow we get is so pathetic.

  5. Absolutely! Come on over and use our hill anytime, the more the merrier. 🙂 It’s still pretty slick even now… the kids were pouring water on the driveway in some spots the other day, I think. LOL.

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