On Friday, a snowstorm blew through Louisville, and in preparation for the storm, Anchorage closed school! This was the first snow day that they’ve had in a long time, and my first since working there. I spent the morning taking pictures of the beautiful snow around town.
Saturday, was even prettier! It snowed all Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving Louisville covered in a blanket of fresh, white snow. It was truly breathtaking. When I looked outside it reminded me of a snow globe, with big, thick flakes of snow drifting down peacefully. I really do miss being around this kind of snow. This would be just the start of a winter up in Michigan, where I’m from. Down here, this kind of snow is a rare occurrence, and the city actually shuts down when it happens.
Trent and I took some pictures out in the snow on Saturday. We decided that our kids will definitely have to experience snow like this as they are growing up. What would a childhood be without snowball fights, building snowmen and igloos and tromping around in the snow? I have some fond memories from my own childhood, out in the snow. I’ll never forget walking to school and realizing that the snow was covered in a layer of ice. The snow was deep enough that we could feel the height difference, and we felt like we were walking on top of the world as we trekked along. Or the time there was so much snow accumulated in our yard that my dad and brothers and I tunneled our way through and made an igloo in the snow. One year, the snow kept coming and didn’t melt between storms, so it was piled up higher than our family van. We took pictures that year, and our driveway and walkway looked like tunnels because the snow was so high. It was actually dangerous to try to back out of the driveway because you couldn’t see around the snow to see who was coming. There were also numerous sledding and tobogganing trips to the local sledding hill, and family bonding time as we shoveled the driveway. What great memories! I hope our children can make these kinds of great childhood memories as well.