A week or so ago, my husband sent me a text message and asked me if I had seen the extended forecast for Christmas. I hadn't, so I grabbed the iPad to take a look. They were saying we had about a 40% chance of snow on Christmas. I answered him back and said, "Yeah right. Like we are really going to have snow on Christmas!" We do get snow at least once or twice a year, but not usually until the end of January or February, and it doesn't hang around very long. A few years ago we had snow flurries on Christmas Eve, but it melted as soon as it hit the ground.
The forecast changed a few times throughout the week. We knew we were going to get some kind of precipitation and what and how much depended on the path of the storm and how quick the temperature was going to fall.
Christmas Morning, we were woken up very early by a huge thunderstorm! The pouring down rain continued for most of the afternoon. Around supper time, snow started to fall. And continued to fall at a pretty good rate for several hours. We did get a white Christmas after all! Thankfully, we didn't loose power and we were at home for Christmas so we didn't have to travel.
First thing this morning I bundled up the children so they could go outside. Snow is VERY exciting for children (especially when you don't see it very often!) but man is it a lot of work for mom. The children had a great time playing in the snow. We have a great hill for sledding and a plastic sled. They also made snow angels and a snowman. Even though quite a bit of the snow melted we still had a lot on the ground when the sun went down. Maybe they will get to sled again tomorrow.