Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Snow in Arizona!!!

This happens for us every winter, but it's still a shock to our many friends and family who just can't believe that it actually snows in Arizona!
Well check these pics out!

This is during the middle of the storm. I took this picture from the top of our property looking behind us, which is up a big hill. You can't even SEE the house that is up there. It was a total white-out.

This is Elizabeth getting ready to sled with help from her cousin Shanel.

Here's Bob pioneering a very dangerous sport called Sledboarding.

This is later on in the same day. This pic is taken from the front of our property (near the road) looking back on what is usually our garden area. You can ALMOST see the fence posts on the garden area.
Here is Bob last night demonstrating how deep the drifts are, about knee high, two feet. That giant snowy mound to his right is our propane tank. I took this pic from underneath our porch!


Here are the kids trespassing on the property behind ours, looking for a good sledding area.
There are our power lines covered in snow. No wonder we lost power over and over yesterday and lost cable, internet and phone from lunchtime until this morning!
Here's the fenceline.
There's Bob and I enjoying a moment in the freezing cold without the kids! Uncle Todd was babysitting them in the house. Weenies! They were all cold. Notice that my hair is coated in snow.
Here's Bob's truck. He got out of the driveway early Monday morning and came back as it really started to come down. He got the truck about six inches into the driveway and couldn't go any further. It's still right there. All those footprints are in the road!

8 comments:

debdills said...

craziness!!!! yet very beautiful. I get the feeling it's nothing like the winter retreats at the aggie? hope the power stays on so you all can defrost!

eaf said...

We don't get snow here. Heck, lately we don't even get rain.

They keep talking up snow in Athena's classroom and it's killing her not to see any. We may have to drive to the mountains just to see some...

Jessica said...

it's fun for awhile, but then you (or your husband) has to start shoveling it...

The World According to Pixie said...

Those pictures are amazing and beautiful! I think I've been snowed on twice in my life. And I love that you put up a pic of yourself, Jessica!! So cute!

:)

Jessica said...

Really the only time there are pictures taken of me are when I have a baby (ha ha) or when I'm forced into it!
This time, we were having so much fun, I wanted to remember that I was there too!
I'm usually the one BEHIND the camera, which is totally fine with me!

debdills said...

i've decided i want a snow day....

i'm now officially jealous.

Jessica said...

Trust me, you are better off just visiting the snow than having to live with it...

Andrea said...

Very pretty snow! Looks like you guys had fun. But I want to know how the consult went and what the ENTs said about surgery. Update please. :)