The first snowfall of the season is upon us in the national capital region. What began as a dusting in the wee hours turned into a solid 2-3 inches that pretty much shut-down the morning commute in northern Virginia. Fort Belvoir was business-as-usual so Clay threw on his cold weather gear and brushed off his car like a boss (my car has the coveted garage spot). To be frank – our time spent at Fort Drum turned us into quasi-assholes about winter weather. We roll our eyes at milk and bread runs when a mere two inches of snow is forecasted and we can’t help sighing when complaints are heard about 20 degree temperatures or single digit wind chills. But snow and freezing temperatures in this part of the country? It’s no joke. This morning, disabled cars lined the streets, major arteries were at a standstill, and too many school buses to count found themselves stuck or in a ditch (for reasons I won’t ever understand, Fairfax County Schools didn’t have a two-hour delay).
The little guy’s preschool cancelled classes today so we had our first snow day (minus Clay) of the year. It looks like we will be moving to a warmer climate this spring/summer (more on that when it actually becomes official) so this will be our last winter of snow days for at least a couple of years.
And she’s off…this is what I get when I try to get a picture of the both of them.
Violet loved the snow. For about 30 minutes. And then all hell broke loose.
I received a new lens for my DSLR so I have vowed to finally learn how to take semi-decent pictures in manual mode. I played around with it this morning and would love to offer my photos for ridicule (the above two were taken with my phone) but I can’t find our memory card USB adapter so my practice shots are currently being held hostage by my Nikon. And you know what? It’s probably for the best.