Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it March?

If I wasn't here I wouldn't believe it either!  Not that having snow in March is unusual for North Dakota, but that just 3 days ago the snow had completely melted and now we have feet of it again!  Our yard was completely visible, although it wasn't very pretty and was a mother's worst nightmare. Mud, slush, wet grass, puddles, and some magnetic force that drew my children to it.  We spent days splashing in the puddles, wearing only a fleece and hat, and enjoying the 40 degree + weather. It was beautiful!  

If you aren't aware the massive melting has caused a slight problem with the already swollen river. It is rising and there is fear of a flood like the one in 1997 that destroyed our city but not our souls and hearts.  On a side note, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids experienced the worst flood they had in years last June right before we moved away.  It was heart wrenching to watch and Richard and I both experienced Deja Vu as we sat helplessly watching homes, businesses, and the city be destroyed. 

Honestly, I am a little nervous. The city has prepared, but God is bigger than any flood wall and pile of sandbags. Only He knows what is in store for our community.  I do feel partly responsible for the massive amounts of snow that we have received over the past two days.  When everything had melted I was missing the beautiful white snow.  Don't get me wrong, Spring is great, but until the flowers and green grass, it isn't so fun to look at. Tuesday evening it began snowing so lightly and beautifully. When we went to bed the ground was barely covered and it stopped.  I thanked the Lord for the snow, since I had prayed for just one more snow. Was I surprised to wake up on Wednesday morning to schools cancelled and FEET of snow!  

Here are some fun pictures of our recent snow adventures.  I am sure those of you who live in warmer climates (Travis) are probably laughing.  Jonah, was in fact ecstatic to see the snow and get out his snow gear and play. Enjoy the pics and a good laugh on our behalf! 

Elijah sampling the fresh snow, Jonah relaxing a little. 

Richard almost done shoveling!  The boys trying to catch snowflakes on their tongue
Our front yard that was snowless a few days prior. This second one is hard to see due to the blizzardlike conditions!

More pics of the feet of snow in the front and back yard. 


Tom said...

Looks like so much fun...for the kids at least. Our kids can't wait to come visit you someday to play together in the snow. Maybe if you guys save up for a fireplace, we could coordinate so Rich and I could make it a project to install!

Prachar family said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I definitely do not miss that stuff, especially driving in it! Hope its warm there soon!