Still Snowing…

21 12 2008

We now have about 8 inches at our house, which is less than 100ft above sea level. And it’s still snowing.

snow-dec-08-159Snowy house

To distract myself from worrying about my flight tomorrow, Maddy and I went sledding. It was sweet.

Maddy also built a snow daschund, which is also pretty sweet.

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Setting up for the yearly Christmas photo for my mom. The dogs are Charlie, Zoey, and Wally (from left to right)

snow-dec-08-157The snow daschund

You know you’re missing out.

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Maddy and Wally

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Getting good use out of my new DAS Parka 🙂

Lizzy





Things to Do When It’s Snowy Outside

20 12 2008

Watch funny videos on the internet! These are two of my absolute favorites and I hadn’t watched them in a while, but they’re just as good as they were the first time I saw them.

Enjoy!

Here’s the original, “Lazy Sunday”:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

And here’s the West Coast response, “Lazy Monday”:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Lizzy





Snow in Washington

19 12 2008

The forecasts came true and now there is snow all over Washington. I think the Arlington area got the most – over 2 feet according to the news. Redmond, where I grew up, got around a foot. Here in Poulsbo we only got a couple inches, but everything still looks beautiful. Some photos:

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These photos are a view from the front of our house. The water is Hood Canal and the mountains are the Olympics.

Right now we just have cold weather (the daytime high is below freezing) before some more snow tomorrow. Check out what NOAA says about what’s coming in:

“STRONG EAST WINDS WILL PREDOMINATE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS
MEANS THAT THE HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL MOST LIKELY BE
OVER THE KITSAP PENINSULA AND ALONG HOOD CANAL
…WHERE THE EAST
WINDS WILL ENHANCE THE SNOWFALL BY CREATING UPSLOPE CONDITIONS AS
THEY ENCOUNTER THE OLYMPICS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS HERE COULD RANGE
FROM 6 INCHES TO A FOOT AND A HALF
.”

Interesting… hopefully I can make it to the airport on Monday night, although it’s not supposed to snow as much there.

Best,

Lizzy





It’s Finally Winter in California…

15 12 2008

After weeks and weeks of sunny weather and 80-90 degree temps, we were beginning to wonder if “winter” just wasn’t going to happen in SoCal this year. But now, apparently, it has arrived. As I’m sitting here in Luke’s (cold!) house in San Diego, it’s raining and windy outside in a way that makes me feel like I’m in Seattle, not San Diego. Out in the desert on Saturday, it was so windy that I was worrying that pages would get ripped out of my notebook and I almost got knocked off the outcrop several times. Check out this crazy weather.

Also, there’s an 80% chance of snow in the greater Seattle area on Wednesday. I am still young enough to think that this is Really Awesome as opposed to Unfortunate or Annoying. Because it doesn’t snow a whole lot in the Seattle area. And we rarely get such good probability of snowfall.

Check this out, too:

The only unfortunate part about this Awesome Weather is that I’m supposed to fly to Seattle on Wednesday. The day with the snow. Oops. Hopefully I can actually get there to enjoy the snow.

Anyways, Luke and I will be out in Virginia for Christmas and then exploring the climbing around St. George for New Year’s, which we’re pretty excited about. Hopefully everyone has a relaxing, safe, enjoyable (and snowy?!?!) holiday! I have less than 6 months til I graduate!

Lizzy