Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Snow that Broke Records

The snow started falling on January 10th at around 16:00- My sister wandered to the window with the closed curtains and said that according to her phone it was snowing, her phone just so happened to be right. I took a peek into the outside and saw the world was being attacked by white flurries. Lauren and I talked about the snow storm with excitement as the snowflakes kept falling. Although we have gotten more snow this winter than any of the past winters, we were still in amazement to see snowflakes cover our world in a layer of white.

That Tuesday I had come back from winter break to start a new term. I had sat through two hours and 20 minutes of math then two hours of writing but all I could think about was getting done with classes so that I could leave for home. I had gone through my classes feeling very distant as I sat in my seat. So when classes were finally over I eagerly hoped on the bus and then waited for the train and eventually arrived home.

The news had claimed that there would be a massive snow storm coming our way Tuesday night and they couldn't have been more correct. Within a few hours of it snowing the news displayed where the roads were congested with cars and told everyone to stay home if you can. All schools from elementary's to colleges sent out a message saying there would be no school the next day. It snowed all night and into Wednesday morning leaving us with no school and 14 inches of snow to play in.

Sometime around 03:00 that night I woke up with a need to drink water and an itch to check on the snow. I floated down the stairs and made my way to the kitchen for water being careful not to wake anyone up. When I looked out the window I could barely believe what I saw. I saw at least a foot of snow and more snow falling. The image of the snow blanketing the world with a white glow in the middle of the night was memorizing. I stood in front of the window with wide eyes and a cup of water in hand.  After a few minutes, I carefully went back upstairs to crawl into bed and get more sleep.

Waking up that Wednesday morning was like waking up on Christmas day. I was eager to get out of bed and look at the present mother nature gave us but I was even more excited to get outside into the snow. Waiting for my mom and sister to get ready to explore the snow felt like it took forever. I willed myself to be as patient as possible. At some point, we were all tieing up the laces of our boots and walking out the door.

As I opened the door I felt the cold sink into my face and a smile from within grew on the outside. Lauren literally hopped from the doorstep into the snow. Seeing her laugh with joy after she landed made me follow her footsteps and jump into the snow too. With every step we took getting farther away from the house, our snow boots got covered in light snow. My glove covered hands took pictures of the trees, streets, and people who walked in the snow.

The second time we went out in the snow I left my camera at home so that I could fully enjoy the snow. Lauren and I walked to a bush that was covered in minuscule snowflakes. We looked at it for a while until a fun idea struck me. "Let's see who can put their face in the snow for the longest amount of time" Lauren laughed and said okay. Both our faces were shocked with cold as we counted to three and felt the cold freeze our skin. Soon we took our faces out only to see our faces imprinted in the snow. Sure enough, we stuck our faces in the snow many more times.

Time continued on as we all had fun in the snow. It was one of those days where you were happy to do silly stuff and pretend you were a kid again. No one worried about the next day or the weekend; all they did was have fun living in the moment and enjoy themselves. The snow brought peace to the world and silenced the thoughts of many. I was thankful for more winter break.

36 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and well written. I've always love snow, especially waking up to it. Such magical memories. :)

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  2. This is so beautiful, Vanessa! <3

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  3. "Super cute! I am loving your blog, very glad I subscribed to you" Thank you so much for this, I'm glad you subscribed to me! I have really appreciated the support you've been giving me!

    This is a really fun post! We are forecast snow here but all we hve got so far is rain - not quite the same thing haha! I too love the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night and looking outside, I have a habit of waking up and looking outside but in my case seeing the stars in a really clear, night sky. There's a feeling that comes with that which makes you feel like you're in a magical place of solitude and wonder which you just can't experience in the daytime

    Really nice post to read, I loved it

    // Jeani
    www.jeanithoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You are so welcome!

      I am happy that you enjoyed reading this post! The stars at night are really wonderful but unfortunately where I am there are to many city lights to see them well! The magic of the night is truly amazing.

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  4. Those pictures are so beautiful! And that is a whole lot of snow. Sounds like you were able to fully appreciate it :)

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    1. I am glad that you like them! It's been fun!

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  5. Woww! Sounds like you had an awesome snow day! We got almost 2 feet last year, but only <1 inch so far this year.

    Hanne
    rockandminerals4him.wordpress.com

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    1. I did! Oh my goodness! The years always vary.

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  6. Aaah snow is always so magical. I really want snow too and there is here in Italy but not where I live :( maybe next week!! I hope so <3

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  7. Snow is the best ever <3 We haven't gotten a ton of snow honestly...the weather kept calling for it then it never came lol It's been wrong like 50% of the time so far this winter. But snow is amazing and I love this post!!

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    1. It really is! Oh no! The snow here is a rare occasion, usually we don't get this much snow.

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  8. i love this so much! :) so beautiful and so much fun to read!

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  9. Snow is the best. I can relate with there being so much snow on the ground-- everyone thought that it was going to be a somewhat crappy winter but the weather's been proving them wrong. Just jumping out and screaming that it resembles a lot like Narnia... now that's how snow is enjoyable.

    xoxo Morning
    http://theworldthroughmywindowsill.blogspot.com/

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    1. RIGHT?! The weather proved them wrong and now I like you am going around saying that Narnia is beautiful and look around at the snow.

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  10. Lovely snow story-it sounded magical! I have to admit I do love snow but just not on my birthday. As long as it doesn't snow heavily then, I actually wouldn't mind snow.

    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have a friend who was saying the same thing! She was hoping it wouldn't snow on her birthday! I get it, luckily I don't have to worry about this since I have a birthday in June!

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  11. This makes me so happy. Your writing is so vivid and is making me miss last week's snow!

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    1. Thank you! Snow is easy to miss when it's gone!

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  12. <3
    beautiful.
    i don't where you live at, but my corner of the world also experience two weeks of snow and ice. it was like waking up in winter wonderland every morning. so magical.
    it was lovely to visit with you! hope to be back very soon <3

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    1. I live in the state of Oregon! Waking up in wonderland is exactly how I would describe the feeling of snow in the morning. Thank you for visiting!

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  13. Snow falling at night = my all time favorite!

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  14. That must have been so exciting and lovely and beautiful. I love a good snowfall every so often - it helps stave off that long winter depression when everything is cold and dull and brown. It looks like it was very pretty. :)

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    1. It was great! YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THAT!

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