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Snowpocalypse 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The past few days, Portland has been hit with snow, ice, and freezing rain. Living in Oregon we are lucky to see 1-2inches of snow in an entire year, so you can bet people were pretty excited when the snow started falling early in the day on Thursday and just didn't stop! The last few weeks I have watched places all over the country get snow, and to say I was a little jealous was an understatement! Well I guess my wishes came true! We ended up with about a foot of snow at our house, and most of that is still there this morning. Growing up in upstate New York, we had snow from November till April, if not longer. Now living in a place where I rarely see snow, I get pretty excited when it actually happens! So you can bet with a foot of snow that for the last four days, my life has basically consisted of hot chocolate, sledding, snowball fights, baking, snow boots and of course lots of pictures! 

On Thursday afternoon, we got about 4 inches. From Friday till Saturday we got about 8-10 more. Then Saturday night, we got freezing rain which coated the snow and made it a bit more difficult to leave the house. So obviously, with little else to do for four days, we had to go play in it! 

What would pretty weather be without the mandatory photo shoot with the hubby! I'm so lucky to have married a guy who doesn't mind me dragging him all over with my camera while random people stare at us. I mean if it isn't documented it didn't happen right?!? 


This was the first time Cooper really got to experience snow, so needless to say he loved it and wants to be outside playing in it all the time! 

When it snows in Oregon, no one really knows what to do. We are a bit like the south in that respect so I could resonate with all my blogger friends in Georgia & Alabama when people were making fun of their reaction to the snow. There are no plows, people don't know how to drive (thanks woman who rear ended me on my way home from work), and no one even has a snow shovel. The city and state basically just shut down. It takes hours to get anywhere, the roads are a mess because the snow just piles up, and no one is prepared. So pretty much from Thursday afternoon till mid day on Monday, we stayed home and enjoyed the fact that we couldn't really drive anywhere. Sometimes it's nice to be forced to just relax and enjoy each other's company. While many other people are going stir crazy and ready for the snow to go away, I could go for a few more days of forced relaxation and time with my boys! 


  1. Ok, so call me dumb, but I really had no idea that Oregon didn't get a lot of snow... Ooops. Oregon is just a misplaced southern state apparently :)

  2. ^^ I agree, I had no idea, I thought it was a snowy state! Cooper is so adorable!

  3. Yay! Another Portland blogger!!! I LOVED all the snow we got so much! Looks like you guys enjoyed it too. :-)

  4. I'm so jealous! I know exactly what you mean about people not being prepared, Seattle reacts the exact same way. We got the leftovers of your storm up here on Saturday night. But we only had about an inch or two and it was melted on the roads by mid-day Sunday and the rain Monday finished off the last of the yard snow. At least it was pretty while it lasted!
    PS. I'm also super jealous that your hubby lets you drag him around for pictures. My hubby makes fun of me for wanting so many photos. I get one shot at a couples selfie; if it's blurry, tough luck to me!

  5. I'm in Oregon City and we also took full advantage of the snow. Tons of time spent out in it. I really do love the snow and always wish I lived somewhere with regular winter snow, but I just love Oregon too much to leave.