Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Spring......in Kansas!

The weather here is insane! Two weeks ago, on St. Patrick's Day, it was 80 degrees. Ethan and I were outside in short sleeves. That weekend was the first day of spring and my flowers started popping out of the ground and blooming! It was so nice to see signs of warmer weather.



and then came THIS weekend.

Last night when we went to bed, they were saying we would get 8" - 10" of snow. Seriously?!?!? When we woke up, it was just barely wet outside from drizzle. No inches and inches of snow like we were told. Just when we thought we were getting out of this one, it started raining -- super cold freezing rain. And all that freezing rain started clinging to the tree branches and the deck outside. I would bet we probably got about 1/4" - 1/2" of ice accumulation. Then it started snowing. And it's still snowing. We're now hearing 2" - 4" but honestly, I'll believe what I see when all is said and done. I don't think any of those weather people have a CLUE what they are talking about!!

These pictures are from our back porch. I'll admit that I'm a big chicken and I refused to go out there. I took these through the glass on the door.





and my poor little flowers...........just shivering under that snow!




this one sortof shows how HUGE and CHUNKY the flakes are...



this is the big tree in our front yard. you can see how thick the ice is under the snow





this one is just pretty!!




the tree on the other side of our driveway



you can see how hard it is blowing in this one. one side of the little tree is covered, the other side is still green



and this is looking straight down our cul-de-sac. it really is gorgeous!




In other news! Thanks to the state of Kansas (and our CPA!!!!).......we have a new addition to our home



and just because....some pictures of my little bubba!!

crawling over to his ABC book


playing at the tabe with Daddy




Daddy gives Ethan funny moose-ears!

2 comments:

cjeanette said...

Eleanor has that same Chiefs onsie! (With a matching football hairbow ;-))

Donna said...

Man! Stupid weather's gonna kill all your pretty flowers! Did you rearrange your living room? And look at my "Kernal"!! I CANNOT believe he is standing up own is own! Wow!! :o)
Love yall ~
Donna/Aunt Nonnie