Do you want to build a snowman? Come to Atlanta.

January 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Posted in life lessons, Love | 8 Comments
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You might have heard about or are living through Atlanta’s snowstorm.  Tuesday Evan and I both left work around 1 pm.  After 30 minutes I had not left the parking lot.  My stress level did not subside at all when finally I did leave the parking lot, because cars were not moving. . . not even a little bit.  I quickly realized that I was not going to make it to pick up the twins from school at 2:30.  I called Evan.  My call did not go through.  Bummer.  Luckily, Evan called me and said he was in traffic but moving.  He would drive towards school too.  He was able to make it near the school within 2 hours.  He parked and walked the rest of the way to get the twins.

By 4 pm Evan and the twins were all safely home.  I for the most part stopped stressing about my never-ending commute.  I had almost a full tank of gas, no kids or dogs in the car with me and I was moving (sometimes).  My college days had prepared me for the no bathroom situation.  I finally made it home after 6 hours.  A friend who could not make it to her house arrived about an hour after I got home.

We were super lucky compared to lots of others.  And, our friend made it home on Wednesday with no problem!

One of the twins has been a bit sick so he was not going outside.  His sister, on the other hand, wanted to play in the snow!  Meanwhile, he wanted to take pictures.  He took a few pictures before realizing he should move his fingers. . .:

Fletcher's photos

First, she wanted to build a snowman.   After all, we have listened to the Frozen sound track 47,000 times in the last month.

Evan the snowman

Next, she wanted to build another snowman.

Evan and Lanie - snow people

And, then she wanted to build a whole snow family.

Snow Family

In case you do not recognize us let me help you:

  • Evan is the tall one in the blue hat with sunglasses
  • I am wearing a cool pink hat our niece gave us
  • the twins are the middle-sized snow people (she is wearing a hand me down hat from our niece and he is wearing a cool Star Wars hat from our nephew)
  • Buddy and Baby (our dogs) are each wearing black and white polka dots
  • Sawyer is wearing the brown hat (it is another Star Wars hat from our nephew)
  • Jake is in between Baby and Sawyer

School just got cancelled for Friday too.  It is supposed to be in the 60’s by the weekend.  So, if you are looking for us we will be the one’s at home watching our snow family melt.

Me, little Miss. and our snow family


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  1. Wow! What a very impressive snow family! This must have taken quite a while–but of course we see all the resemblances…. glad you were able to at least do some enjoying of this rare snow event!

  2. Been thinking of you! So glad you, Evan and the twins all made it safely home. I am sure the kids thought it was a great adventure! I absolutely love the snow family. Thanks for taking a picture so the rest of us could appreciate it! Tell Alyssa well done and Fletcher..great picture taking!

  3. Best snow family ever! Good job! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Glad to hear your family is safe and sound. and this crazy weather . . . it was 82 a week ago in Austin and then two “snow” days of no school but will be in the 70’s this weekend.

  4. Awesome! Glad they got out to enjoy the snow. We too are on repeat with the Frozen soundtrack…girls singing it non stop, which means I am too. Ugh

  5. I’m glad, you were all okay and can look back onto the events as an “experience.” The snow family is great!
    Love, Cornelia

  6. ugh that is crazy what you all went through. love the snow family!! xo

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  8. […] is Awesome” has replaced “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman“at our house.  The snow and ice are gone.  We were really lucky and never lost power.  […]

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