When It Snows…Blizzard 2016


Well, we survived the blizzard of 2016. We are finally dug out and our lives have gone back to routine. The snowstorm began like any other storm, with tons of anticipation and last-minute trips to the grocery store to stock up on essentials like wine and cheese and pastries and making mental lists of all the things I will accomplish while being snowed in.

The snow began late Friday night and it fell fast and heavy, blanketing our world silently. By late Saturday we were living in a winter wonderland, buried in 29 inches of snow. We spent the next 4 days in our pajamas, bundled up inside together.



Things I accomplished during the blizzard:

  • Made a long list of things I wished to accomplish during the storm.
  • Accomplished none of them
  • Ate an entire tub of artichoke and spinach dip from Costco
  • Started each morning with copious amounts of coffee and a danish the size of my head. (bless you Costco)
  • Took many naps
  • Watched the entire first season of Man in the High Castle (highly recommend)
  • Read The Martian (and became the only person in the country who disliked it)
  • Finally took down our Christmas tree

We ventured out in the snow a few times and introduced baby Wyatt to the wonder of it all. He was not that impressed. Like is mama he would prefer that freezing rain did not hit him in the face and would rather not leave the house wearing one hundred layers. The boy seriously hates wearing hats. But we managed to get a few cute photos of the experience. 



Then the novelty wore off. The snow storm ended like every other storm – with us all going a little stir crazy, our cozy home feeling almost prison like, and ready to enter the real world again.

I often lament on the fact that I wish I didn’t have to go to work so I could stay home with Wyatt all day. Well after a whole week of being inside and nowhere to go I was busting at the seams to get outside and talk to some adults.

It was nice while it lasted, but Spring, you can come anytime now. 




  • That first picture is perfection!!! You guys sure did get a lot of snow!!! I would imagine anyone would go stir crazy after like day two though. Hmmmm spinach and artichoke dip! Yum!!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! We had fun taking pictures, before Wyatt had enough of that snow and started crying. Sorry to tempt you with visions of dip while you are doing the Whole 30!! You are so strong.

  • Look at all that snow!! His little face with the snow! So cute!!! Ummm, where in Costco did you find this magical dip — I need it !!

    • kwalshmac

      He wasn’t too happy with the snow! Don’t blame him! We shot a few pictures, took a few looks around and headed back inside to dry off. The dip is in the refrigerated section where the salsa, hummus, pre made guacamole and the other dips are. It’s very addicting! I usually buy it to bring to parties when I’m too lazy to make anything.

  • these have to be the CUTEST pictures ever! what a swee pea! enjoy it girl because soon you’ll be planning a 2nd birthday soon like myself 🙁 glad i found your blog!

    • kwalshmac

      thanks for stopping by! I’m trying to enjoy every day, it’s already going by so fast.

  • Totally how I feel about winter! Ha….gosh Wyatt is so adorable…the perfect little baby! We watched the Martian and I liked it because I like when people explain things in extreme detail, which I felt like was the bulk of the movie. My husband is more into action (obviously) so he didn’t really care for it at all.
    Spring better hurry its ass up!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, Spring can come any day now…at least we have weather in the 40’s this week. bye bye snow! I can appreciate the explaining things in detail, I like that too, but there was hardly any emotion..and for someone abadonded on mars for 2 years you’d think he’d show some depression or at least some reflection on his life, not just science and disco music….but that’s just my opinion. My husband loved the book, so I know we will be watching the movie sometime soon.

  • OMG Wyatt in the snow is adorable! Yall are too cute.
    And that’s so sad you didn’t like the Martian:( I didn’t know if I would, but I ended up totally loving it.

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! Yeah, The Martian just wasn’t for me. I read it fast because I just wanted it to be over…too much science and not enough heart and emotion. I get that he was a snarky engineer focusing on survival, but he should have showed a few more signs of depression and reflection on his life and the fact that he was on mars than he did…that’s my opinion!