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A Gift From Diego

Early Sunday morning winter storm Diego decided to stop by and stay all day long. It snowed and snowed and snowed! I didn’t think it was ever going to stop. It was pretty coming down at times with the big huge flakes. By the time it was over we had 15 inches of snow at our house. That’s a lot for us! The last time we got this much snow was in 1996 when we had a blizzard. The weatherman said this could have been considered a blizzard if the wind had picked up. I’m so glad it didn’t! 

The first picture was taken at 8 am and the second picture was taken at 3 pm. 

I’m not sure exactly what time it started snowing, I think a little after midnight. It didn’t stop until around 10 that night. That was actually earlier than expected. The day before the meteorologists kept saying it would last until noon the next day. I’m glad they were wrong! 

This was around 3 pm. 

The snow was perfect for sledding. My daughter’s best friend lives right over the hill from us so she came up to play. They stayed outside sledding all day before coming in to warm up with hot chocolate. As soon as they were warm they were right back outside! 

My daughter was tired after sledding. I don’t know how she found the chair!! 

I was worried Sunday night because the trees were getting very heavy. The tree below is extremely tall and sits between mine and my neighbor’s houses. I was worried it was going to break, but it held on. People all over the county were losing electricity. I’m so thankful ours never went out. 

There was still plenty of snow yesterday, too. Some of it melted during the day Monday, but the temperatures dropped into the 20’s at night so it all froze back. That made the snow super slick! 

I caught my daughter eating the snow. Don’t worry – it wasn’t yellow. 
I can finally see my little light again!! 

Did you get any snow with this storm? Are you a snow lover or a snow hater? 

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. I love photos of snow! But I had my fill of actual snow and cold weather back in Illinois. Brrrr! Love your pics.

    1. Thank you!! I’ve had my fill of snow now, too. This has just been craziness! πŸ™‚

  2. That’s a lot of snow!! Great photos.

    1. Thank you! And yes it it. Too much!!

  3. Hey there! Cool post! (literally)
    I’ve selected you for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

    1. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much!!

      1. It’s my pleasure!

  4. It’s so pretty but can cause a lot of problems (travel and power outages) and be a lot of work if you have to shovel it. Happy to hear your daughter had some fun with it. πŸ™‚ Here in Michigan we don’t have any snow on the ground and the inch we are supposed to get later today probably won’t stick around long.

    1. It does cause a lot of problems. The refreezing at night after the snow melts some during the day make the roads very dangerous in the mornings. It is pretty when it first starts, though!

  5. Snow can be beautiful when you’re inside and don’t have to drive in it. I love your photos, and that’s what I like to do. It’s lovely to walk in the woods and see the snow on all the trees with the beautiful birds around.

    1. Thank you! It’s definitely beautiful from inside. πŸ˜€ I’m not a huge fan of the cold. I love seeing the cardinals in the snow. They are so pretty!

      1. They are beautiful against the white of the snow.

  6. You are so lucky – I wish we got some snow soon.

    1. I would be more than happy to send you all of mine! πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful! I would get out my snowboard for that! I can snowboard right here in our neighborhood since we live in the hills above our town. Some cool woods just down the street and it’s like a little mountain. We call fresh fallen snow “freshies” here in Colorado (freshies bro!). We call powder snow “pow.” That is a good amount of snow and it’s pure white gold! In the mountain towns here, you will see shops close with signs that say “powder day” and they go ride for a few hours…or all day. πŸ™‚ Nothing like several feet of new pow up in Winter Park! We haven’t had a big snow like that yet, but it’s coming. We will definitely have the sleds and snowboards out when it does! Have fun & God bless!

    1. That sounds like so much fun!! Thank you for sharing! There’s a street in town that is just one big huge hill. A lot of the kids in that neighborhood go sledding down it when we get a good snow. I hope your snow comes soon! God bless!!

  8. I live in Maryland. The skies were very cloudy but we didn’t get any snow. Personally, I’m not a fan of snow. Especially when I go sledding, we live on 8 acres and most of it is hill. It takes me about 15 minutes to walk back up the hill, so when my fingers are freezing off and I’m at the bottom of the hill, I feel like curling up in a ball and being rescued by the fire department.

    1. I know exactly how you feel! The walking back up the hill has to be the worst! When I was little we lived on a farm and would go sledding on the big hill beside our house. My dad had an ATV and would attach our sled to a rope and drag us back up the hill. That was so much fun! I don’t like the snow as much as I did when I was younger. πŸ™‚

  9. Wow! that is ALOT of snow! rather you than me! keep warm x

    1. πŸ˜€ It was way too much for me!

  10. Wow, I heard that storm was a monster! By some stroke of mercy, we completely missed out on Diego, which almost never happens in the Northeast. It’s cold as all get out up here but we didn’t get one snowflake. So glad you didn’t lose power though! That’s the worst during a winter storm.

    1. You were lucky! They thought it might go north of us, but apparently it decided to come right over us. I’m glad we kept power, too. I don’t know if I have enough blankets! πŸ˜€

      1. We’re bound to get snow soon though!

  11. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Rub it in why don’t ya?? Lol!!

    1. πŸ˜€ I’ll be glad to send it to you!! LOL

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Send it!!

        1. Stuffing it in an envelope right now πŸ™‚

          1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:


  12. Love snow. We’re bone dry here, though. You are a regular Jim Cantore with your documentation of the deck chair!

    1. That cracked me up!! I was taking pictures every hour! Maybe I should have sent him my pics. πŸ˜€

  13. How cool 😎… love your snow ❄️ pics and story

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ˜Š

  14. So glad you β€˜weathered the storm ok, Michele. Sunday we were meant to get an inch then all day rain, but instead we got 5 inches of snow, lots of wind & power knocked out for 60,000 in our area. Our power was out for 2 birizzzy days! Thankfully it’s back on & we’re toasty warm again (& snow is melting!) Blessings!! πŸ’¨πŸ’₯πŸ₯ΆπŸ’₯πŸ˜ŠπŸ’¨

    1. Oh now! I’m sorry to hear you lost power. It looks like many meteorologists got this system a little wrong. πŸ˜€ I’m glad your power is back on and you guys are ok! God bless! πŸ™‚

  15. I love snow! It looks so beautiful and clean πŸ™‚ Terrific pictures!

    1. I love it when it first starts coming down and when it’s untouched. I do not like parking lot snow – the big black piles! Thank you!! πŸ™‚

      1. I don’t like those either…they take forever to melt away!

  16. Wow, so much snow, really beautiful!

    1. Thank you for reading! It is really pretty. Just way too much. πŸ˜€

      1. Absolutely, thank you. Yes, I agree!

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    1. Thanks for sharing!

      1. I SHARE YOUR JOY!

  18. Very beautiful!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. It is!! πŸ™‚

  19. I miss the snow falling delicately covering everything, so elegant, great photos and reminder.

    1. It’s so pretty when it’s coming down and everything seems so peaceful. Thank you for reading!

  20. I can not tell you how happy it made me this early morning to come and read this older post! πŸ˜‰ Snow…ahhh… it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. πŸ˜› It’s hard to believe we are in August already but having the summer winding down makes me a very happy camper!

    I wasn’t aware that winter storm dumped that much snow out your way. Looks like a whole lot of fun though! Wonder what this year will bring? πŸ˜‰

    Sending lots of love your way! Hoping your week is genuinely joy filled with every blessing imaginable coming to you. πŸ™πŸΌ

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