First Big Snow in Minnesota 2012

December 10, 2012

This morning we woke up to a great white reflection through the house – SnoW!

Last year we didn’t get too much snow, and when we did get the snow, it was too cold to really enjoy, and too heavy to shovel nicely…

Andrew Snowball

So when we woke up and realized that we’d have to shovel our way out of the driveway before getting to church – we got right on it.  And boy did we have fun!

Ethan Snow Shovel 2

These first pictures are from the morning where we only had about 4” of snow…

Andrew Snow

Then the snow kept going, and going, and going throughout the day…

Snowy Mailbox 2

Doesn’t the front of our mailbox look a little bit like a manger scene?? And there’s an angel above them!

By the end of the evening we had around 11 1/2” as measured on our deck.

Snow Depth 2

The forecasts all called for 3-6” of snow.  The 10am news said “we hit our 3” already, so expect another 1-3” of snow this afternoon and evening…

Snowy House

So pretty though!

Now, y’all can stop being Jealous. We’ve shoveled 4 times today, and each time have had a plow come by and put the snow back again, covering our driveway!
Over the next several days, we will track more mud into our car and our houses than we do any other time of the year and driving is not only torturous (and Cold)  – it’s dangerous! 


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’ve been watching the weather channel and in fact, they are talking about it again right now. Said you got more now than you did last year. Wow! The kids must have had a blast. I just hate all the traveling when it gets like this. Lots of accidents they said they had

  2. That was great! I love the awesome photo of your house. Maybe we will see you in the next week; once I get pass the snow on my front steps 🙂

  3. Saw the coverage during the Bears/Viks game and thought of you guys. We still have only seen a couple flakes so far.

  4. vickei couturier says:

    wow girl you got SNOW,I live in the deep south so we arent going to get any,it is so beutiful,but lots of hard work to clean up,but since you got it enjoy it!

  5. I live in FL and it snowed here in ’89. It was two inches, which was a big deal to us! My brother lives in Minnesota and he wants me to visit but I don’t know if I could handle the cold, but it looks like so much fun! I just might have to go and check it out now =D

  6. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I am jealous of your snow. I live in South Missouri and we don’t get much snow, but when we do I really enjoy it. It is so pretty. It looks like you guys had a good time in the snow. I love everything about snow except driving in it. I hope you guys stay warm and safe.

  7. Jodi Hoppe Wresh says:

    Love the pics!! i had to walk to the store the morning after ans slipped and fell on back in their parking lot, but glad i did not get seriously hurt. hopefully we will get more snow for holidays, but not sure about it.

  8. Gina Brickell says:

    I’m originally from Michigan and do not envy you… I moved down south and have stayed because I very much dislike the snow. I guess when you grow up with it you finally get to the point where you’ve had enough. The shoveling, the ice… yuck!

  9. I hope your little ones were able to enjoy today’s snow (I’m from the Twin Cities area, too)!

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