Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Week

I'm from Michigan. Matt is from Colorado. Needless to say, we had no idea just how unprepared South Carolina is when it comes to snow falling. We are both used to having all the roads cleared with nice big snow plows, right away. After the snow is plowed, they salt all the roads. Where we are from, everyone knows how to drive in snow, even if they haven't cleared your street yet. However, in SC, they clear around the hospital, and the interstates. They use some salt and sand. And they only have a few plows. After a week of being "snowed in" I have finally figured it out. South Carolina is much more laid back than Michigan. They take more time to enjoy things than those up North. So, instead of clearing all the roads. They simply wait for the sun to melt it all. I guess there isn't really a right or wrong way of doing things. It's just part of the culture.

So, we've been snowed in. I think the first day was the best because it was just snow. The sleet was what made things bad the next day. We bundled Jewell all up for the snow, she looked adorable, and we headed out. Well, our little girl wasn't a huge fan. In fact, it more or less terrified her! All we did was stand her up on the snow covered pavement and she freaked out! We found this to quite humorous because she kept looking at the snow outside all morning. We thought for sure she'd be interested. Here are a few pictures of her adoring it.

Here she is bundled up. As you can see, I forgot to buy snow pants this year!

Here she is terrified!

I think she preferred for Mommy to hold her in the snow :).

And of course, I had to post a pretty picture of our house!

Staying in for the week has been a nice treat. We've thoroughly enjoyed the extra family time.

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