Saturday, February 1, 2014
This past week was a crazy one for Atlanta and other parts of the southeast. They were predicting snow on Tuesday afternoon, but I don’t think anyone expected the snowstorm to hit so hard and so fast. I was at home with Ty and Catelin when I got a call at 12:00 stating MJs school was closing at 1:00. We quickly got out the door to go get “bruhber” – thankfully, his school is just two miles away from our house. We got stuck in the carpool line even though they let the pre-K moms walk in to get the kids (long story, but the line starts in the parking lot so there was no way for me to get out). All I cared about at that point was that I had the kids and we were safe and warm. By the time we got back to our house just after 1:00, there was already an inch of snow on the ground. I couldn’t believe how fast it had accumulated!
Steve was still at the office. Let me tell you – running a beer distributorship and having to shut down operations during the week of the SUPER BOWL is not good. The kids couldn’t wait to get outside and play…after all we hadn’t seen this much snow since January of 2011…
Look at Ty there- just 3 months old!
It took me a long time to get the three of them ready, especially since we live in Atlanta and don’t really have proper “snow attire.” But we managed to find enough stuff that would keep them warm. They had a ball out there!
We came back in and poor Catelin’s little hands were freezing. A batch of hot chocolate seemed to warm everyone up. And then I turned on the news…people abandoning their cars on the highways, getting into accidents, walking miles back to their homes. I called Steve and begged him to get home right away but to be careful, very careful. Thankfully he has a big ol’ truck that has 4 wheel drive and has driven in the snow quite a bit, so that made me feel more comfortable.
It was a Godsend that it only took him 30 minutes to get home using some of the back roads. We prayed for everyone out on the highways -- many of them did not get home until the next day. It was scary out there.
Needless to say, we closed our office on Wednesday and Thursday and the kids were off the rest of the week from school. Steve closed down operations on Wednesday and started late on Thursday. It was crazy, but the kids had so much fun with our neighbors in the snow.
They were even able to ride their dune racer all around the yard- it was awesome.