And this is my daughter's whole family together. Now, we do have more people in my family: my husband and son; but they're not the type to get all dressed up to do a photo shoot. 😀 Men!
All the trees and bushes were covered in snow, and the branches were bent over with the heavy weight. Lots of tree limbs fell from the weight of the snow. There will be lots of clean up in the spring, that's for sure.
Now starting today, we're waiting for the second storm to start. Thankfully, my family is all tucked in safe and warm in our house already. So many families are struggling to get home before the storm begins. We're expecting a "bomb cyclone" here, where the pressure drops 24 millibars within 24 hours, in addition to a "ground blizzard" caused by winds of 40-50 mph which will cause whiteout conditions as the wind will pick up the snow that is on the ground and in the trees and blow it all around. Temperatures will be 10 degrees below zero, with windchills as low as 35 degrees below zero. And all of this starts Thursday afternoon and lasts till Saturday! So yea, it's gonna get interesting. I'm thankful my family is all here already and we will at least be together for Christmas, but it certainly affected our traditional Christmas plans as weren't able to see the holiday light display or attend church. So we will have to get creative this Christmas and come up with things we can indoors together...for several days.
I know most of the nation is dealing with this same storm in one way or another, so I pray for safety for all of you!
God Bless and Merry Christmas! Amy