Friday, January 19, 2007
Ice Storm
So, about once a year we get a big ice storm in Austin. We have lived here a little over 2 years now and there was one last year, but it wasn't as bad as this year. We were stuck in the house for 3 days. In Texas, everything pretty much shuts down when there is even a little ice. No one really knows how to drive in ice and snow, so the whole town shuts down. I grew up in WV and Jim is from WI, so its pretty funny to us how a little ice will prompt all-day news coverage. There were some pretty gnarley wrecks, pile-ups, and 18-wheeler jacknifes though in those 3 days. Anyway, here are a couple pictures from our confinement.


(I was a bit worried about the tree limbs breaking under the weight of the ice since my car was parked under it.)

By the time I decided to get Abhi bundled up to go play in the snow, it had pretty much stopped. She was all excited when she saw the snow falling and was talking about Santa Claus!, the North Pole!, and Presents! Where are the Presents!?!? (Thanks a lot Dora the Explorer)

And, of course, what is cuter than a sleeping baby....

Or a "little mommy" rocking her baby to sleep....


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