On Saturday the Jenkins fam ventured east to Easton and the sprawling Spratley estate for a weekend of tubing and family fun. Great fun. A few pics:
Archive for the ‘Snow’ Category
This morning there is still as much snow as ever on the ground.
It’s been five days now. Snow fatigue is setting in amongst Seattleites.
I, for one, will be sad to see it go.
This morning the Jenkins family awoke to Seattle’s first snow of 2012.
And it wasn’t an insignificant amount. At least it wasn’t after the second deluge stopped in the afternoon.
The family made two ventures into the winter wonderland, the first in the morning, the second in the afternoon when we joined Norman and Sofia for some sledding on the north side of Laurelhurst Park, the kids’ first-ever sledding adventures.
The weatherman says more snow is on the way. Can’t wait.
A few more pics and videos:
you can always take the toboggans.
And that is what we did.
Our cars were parked on an incline under six inches of snow, and I saw no reason to play bumper cars with the neighbors’ parked cars in an ill-fated attempt to drive. Still our cupboards were bare and Thanksgiving was less than forty-eight hours away. The solution: toboggan to QFC.
Ronnie, Reese, Norman and I took two toboggans to the University Village to QFC to load up for Thursday night. We weren’t the only ones in stock-up mode; the store was as packed as I’ve ever seen it. We made good time once there, however, and made the trip in a tidy two hours flat.
Next up: getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Today marked a couple of firsts. We saw the first snow of ’10 and for Finn, the first snow of his life. Actually that’s not technically true — the massive snow of ’08 happened when he was technically alive. But he was only three months old — doesn’t count.
Anyway, we braved the elements today, me just getting over the flu. More pics available here.
A few more inches last night. It’s looking like we’re going to have a very (deep) white Christmas. A view from our backyard this morning:
otherwise we Seattleites would really be in trouble.
I have lived in Seattle for 25 of my 39 years and I have never seen anything close to this much snow. There’s probably 6-8 inches on the ground right now and as I write this at 5:10 pm, it’s still snowing.
The snow is so bad that I walked the mile or so to Hollywood Video to return a movie this afternoon.
In my snowshoes.
Thankfully for the picture man, Reese made it out into the wild white yonder: