Last week we were hit by Snow Storm Pax, like the rest of the eastern part of the country. The snow started around lunchtime on Wednesday, and just a couple hours later the roads were already covered. We closed the Cancer Center early and headed home early so we wouldn’t get stuck. I work about five miles from my house, and it took almost an hour and a half to get home due to the conditions. I have never been more thankful to be home safely in all my life! We ended up getting about eight inches of snow/sleet/freezing rain over the course of Wednesday and Thursday. In North Carolina. we are lucky if we see flurries in each winter. If we’re really lucky we might get a couple inches of snow, but it is usually gone the next day and doesn’t impact our day to day life very much. To get eight inches in at one time was a rare event. It has probably been since I was in elementary school that we had this much snow, and could easily be another ten years before it happens again. While I loved the snow, I am so thankful to live in the south and that this is not our everyday life!
When it snowed a couple weeks ago, Landon was not at all excited about it. He completely lost it when he fell and his hands were cold, and had no desire to go outside and explore. This time was different though. We spent Thursday with his cousins, and lets just say the power of peer pressure prevailed and he absolutely loved it. He wanted to be right there with his cousins, Sam and Macy, and not be left out! Once he realized that he could pick the snow up or throw a snow ball at someone he was super excited. I absolutely loved watching him experience everything from riding on a sled to making a snowman. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again- seeing things through the eyes of a child makes life so much more fun!