Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Photo Challenge Wednesday : 7

This week was quite a blur of snow, snow, ice, and snow!  Wowzers, what a whirlwind! Brace yourself for lots of snow pics because that's pretty much all I saw for several days.  I am so thankful to our SCDOT and our power company workers because they REALLY took care of us - at the expense of their own family time and such.  We had NO wrecks by the house and NO power outages. YAY! God is so good!  AND my company called off work, which I was so very thankful for because I'm terrified of driving on ice.

Ok, enjoy this past week's pics!

You can see my parents' house behind mine
Wednesday, February 12, 2014: We had been warned that the Southeast was going to be hit with quite the winter storm and on Tuesday, we really saw it coming down. Snow piled up everywhere, but thankfully the roads stayed clear until after work (another blessing!).  Snow continued Tuesday, into Wednesday - and here is a picture out my kitchen window. The sun catcher courtesy of Sweet Niece #1! :)

The trees between my sister's house and mine
Mom is under all that cold weather gear
Macy loved snowcream! :) 
Thursday, February 13, 2014:  Wednesday night into Thursday the sleet began, which was oh-so-fun. Then the snow REALLY kicked in. Of course we had concerns about power, but thankfully not a problem! Mom measured and after breaking through the layer of sleet/ice - 10" of snow/ice! Holy cow, Batman! Not the norm for South Carolina. The roads were a Hot Mess of ice.  I can't tell you how thankful I am my sister and parents live within walking distance!

Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls - thanks Pintrest!

Friday, February 14, 2014:  Happy Valentine's Day! :) It finally quit snowing and warmed up enough to play with Macy in the snow. She L.O.V.E.D. it and did NOT want to come back inside! She hugged and loved on her snowman, too.  We finally got onto the roads and were so thankful to see SCDOT kept us in good shape. I've never seen so many desperate men attacking the Valentine's Day candy section and cards.  hahahahaha! Later that night I heard the door and windows rattling...I jumped on Twitter to see if my suspicions were correct - and they were - EARTHQUAKE.  Heaven help... what is going on here?

Saturday, February 15, 2014:  Cabin fever officially set in and a trip to Waffle House was on the agenda.  I quickly became sick of snow food. No more soup. No more Debbie Cakes.  No more packaged crap. I needed food. Grease, to be more exact. And no one does grease like Waffle House.

Macy in her Valentine's Day dress
I confess, I didn't take this pic but screenshoted it from IG.
My sister-in-law's wreath that she made!! Isn't she awesome?
Sunday, February 16, 2014:  Finally made it back to church.  I haven't been lately with all the crud I've endured, so it was nice to be back. I wish I could say I did something exciting, but all the snow and ice made me lazy. I did nothing more than watch the Olympics and DOWNTON ABBEY.  *sigh* love it.

Sunrise reflecting in our mud puddles!

Monday, February 17, 2014:  Time to hit the ground running as we missed three days due to snow/ice. It's all good, we worked our booties off and are catching up every minute.  Can you believe we had temps in the 70's today?? It's the South, gotta love it.

I love this house on my way home, but the winter tree makes it look spooky!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014:  I can't begin to tell you how bad my butt is draggin' from staying up late watching the Olympics.  I'm so sad they didn't show the ice dancers medal ceremony with the anthem! I have only seen Bodie watch the flag rise above him, and he was a bronze (so I haven't even heard our anthem yet!). I'm so ready for them to be over so I can get some rest.

Ok, so here is a bonus: a few pics from last Tuesday when the snow started. :) You can tell the roads are clear, thank goodness.

It was beautiful, but I'm so glad it's gone.  Now, because we had a thunderstorm in the winter, the wivestale is that we'll have more snow? Or is it because it laid on the ground three days?? Whatever - I don't want anymore!!!


  1. We were ready for ours to be gone, too. And after today I think even the piles on the sides of the roads and the snowmen are gone. Did you feel the earthquake last Friday night at 10:30? blizzards and earthquakes! Where are we? ;0) I don't think I realized your family lived so close together. What a blessing!

  2. What's this beautiful "thing" in the top pic?? Love!! I think I passed that house often when I worked in Roc

  3. Rock hill! I hate trying to comment sometimes! Ah!!


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