Tuesday, December 14, 2010

White Chistmas

If you live in Minneapolis, there is no doubt that you will be enjoying a white Christmas after the 'festive' winter weather we had the past weekend. Admittedly, it did end up snowing a lot and the roads were really bad.

BUT, Nate and I continue to be amazed by Minnesotans ability to whine about the weather, and completely blow it out of proportion.

Exhibit A: We ran some errands on Friday night because our weekend was packed, and didn't put two and two together until we got to Rainbow Foods and the check-out lines were all the way into the dry good aisles. It was like people were preparing for the next world war. It was absolutely ridiculous.

Exhibit B: Facebook. Everyone's posts were all: "SNOW-nami 2010", "It's SNOW-mageddon", etc etc. Really? Doesn't that seem a bit dramatic? Even for you, Minnesotans?

So Nate and I were laughing about it all weekend (except for the 45 minutes we were driving in it..not so much laughter then...). Three shovelings later (of which I only helped with 1--you're the man Nate) and we were completely free and clear to go back to our normal lives.

Nate was quite the sight when he came in from his first shoveling:
It is funny looking out of our windows where the trees start to look like bushes because the snow is so high:

Or feeling the sense of being truly snowed in as the snow creeped up and up and up toward the door handles, and windows!
Either way it was a fun day of hibernation, and as "Father Christmas" continues to remind me -- it was a good thing this didn't happen on December 24th or Christmas would have been cancelled for the 2nd year in a row!


Anonymous said...

Good Photo's to capture the effect! Most people complain about the weather no matter what the condition. I was thankful I was in Vernon Co. in my warm house and not in MN. Glad you are safe and Nate didn't hurt himself (other than sore muscles) shoveling all that snow. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

If Nate was a cave man he would be known as the snowshovelenmegathrowasorusman. Like they say in Norway, no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
Uncle Todd

Anonymous said...

Nate can look at this as winter cross training for his next marathon....and YES, Xmas would have been canceled last weekend...


Becca said...

Love this shot of Nate.
Whoa...you guys did get nailed.
Just something to think about....Chicago's winters are MUCH more mild :) :)