Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

In the south a good powder snow is rare. In my part of Mississippi we get two or three "snows" a year but they are usually so wet that you can't really play much in them. There was a lot of hype built up about the snow we got last night. Weathermen talked about it for days, stores were packed, and the bread and milk shelves were empty. Us southerners are pretty freaked out at the mention of snow. In my 38 years I've never been "snowed in" for more then a day or two but we all must make sure we have plenty of staples "just in case."

Snow days around here can be as much or more exciting than Christmas. The anticipation of the white stuff coming is almost too much for kids. Around here school shuts down, many business' close, and people don't drive unless they absolutely have to. Joel stayed home today played outside with the kids. I told him that these are the days that I am reminded how thankful I am for his job.

This snow was a very fluffy and powdery snow. Rare for us which made it extra fun to play in!

Dad and the boys working on a snowman.

Brave little Seth being pulled behind the four wheeler. Yes, he does have gloves but he won't keep them on!

Kara coming down the hill.

Snow angel!!

Will's turn behind the four wheeler.
We set bowls out the night before to catch some clean snow.
I used a can of sweetened condensed milk, a little vanilla, and milk to thin out the snow. A friend of mine posted this recipe on Facebook. I like this a lot better than the sugar, vanilla, and milk recipe my mom always used. I love to try new things.

Tired from a day in the snow.


  1. what was the condensed milk and snow? to drink or make into something?

  2. Haha! I grew up in Mississippi so I know what you mean! I live in Colorado so snow has lost its wonder Im afraid. As for the snack it sounds really good. My mother-in-law is from thailand and she tought me a treat that is very similar. You use steamed Sticky rice ( you can use normal white jasmine rice steamed if you dont feel like messing with a bamboo steamer) sugar and Condensed milk mixed up. I love it and it goes amazing with fruit (we use mangoes).