I don't mind the snow. In fact, I was kind of missing it after moving from Burlington, Vermont, to Portland, Oregon, in October. My kids were missing it, too. It almost never snows in Portland, but apparently we moved right before one of those fluke snowy years. It's been snowing on and off since Thursday, with no end in site. In Vermont, that would be fine. In Oregon, they don't really plow. They just don't have the infrastructure in place since it snows so rarely. So we're making the best of the #snowpocalypse that Portland is experiencing.
We've discovered a new sport, too. Urban Night Skiing. Yeah, it's exactly what it sounds like. My husband is an avid skier. When we looked at this house on a crazy hill, the very first thing he said to me was that if we moved here, he was going to ski down the hill (a mini Kitzbuhel) the first time it snowed. He kept his word.
And then my daughter had to ski down our road just like her dad.
Since it was still snowing on Friday (more than 24 hours later), hubby skied down again. Since there was more snow accumulation, it was even more fun. He could go faster and made fewer sparks from his skis and poles hitting some bare and thing spots on the road.
And since there's so much snow, we basically have our own slope-side ski residence.
The kids have also been singing their own new lyrics to “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” from Disney's Frozen.
Do you wanna build a snowman? Come on let's go and play? We never see snow anymore, not since we moved away. It only ever rains here, but there's snow today, I wonder how long it'll stay? Do you wanna build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman…