all photos taken by: coastal chic studios
Well well well my friends, the unthinkable has happened! Savannah got a snow day! This is extremely rare in the low country and from what I gather it hasn’t happened in about 30 years. I have to admit, I am happy we were here to experience it. As much as I have loved a winter without the manual labor of shoveling a driveway, and wrestling kids into snow gear in order to get them off to school, this snow day made for quite the fun day.
We all watched and waited patiently at the windows to see that fluffy white stuff start to fall. Chris ran to the garage to dig out all the snow gear we thought we packed away for good. As the snow started to accumulate outside I was pulling out what felt like endless amounts of snow attire and trying to get each child suited and booted. This is when I was very thankful for buying all snow gear two sizes up when we lived in Alaska. There was something for everyone!
The kids ran out so fast and started diving in the snow. They quickly realized that it was only a couple inches, and diving in inches versus feet of snow has quite a belly flop type of pain attached to it. We pumped up the inner tubes, pulled out the sleds, and really started to have some fun. I immediately saw a smile on Chris’s face that I haven’t seen in a long time. The man just loves him some snow conditions. I started to realize that the bone pain that I currently live with as a side effect to the chemo, makes me move like an elderly woman with arthritis. Cold weather is not so much my friend in this stage of life. But the rare sighting of snow in Savannah, and watching these happy kids run around with all the neighborhood kids, snow ball fights, and non stop laughter made all the pain disappear.
I was also so happy to see our neighbor outside with his camera! Him and his wife are a photographer duo, and they take amazing pictures. They were outside with their daughter capturing the snow falling, and he snapped these pictures for me. Any and all family pictures at this point turn me into a puddle on the floor. I will never be able to accurately express how thankful I am that he took these of us.
So thanks Savannah for the snow day, and I am sorry I made fun of the fact that the whole city shut down because of it. I blame my humor on Alaska.