I must admit, I was just as excited as the kids were to find out that school was canceled due to all the snow. It snowed from Monday afternoon until 12pm on Tuesday. The wind blew so hard in the middle of the night that Mike and I kept waking up. By the time the sun came up Tuesday morning it was still snowing sideways because of the harsh winds. The kids and I felt so bad for Mike that he had to drive in to work. In the 2 years that we have lived in Colorado this was the first time witnessing this kind of blizzard. There were deep mounds of snow on the south end of our house both in the front and the backyard. The kids were so excited by the 3 foot mounds that they started digging out little caves. There was just SO MUCH SNOW. I told the kids to wait until closer to lunch time when the weather would be a bit warmer and the winds wouldn't be so harsh. They were glad they listened because when they finally headed out to play, the sun came out, the winds died down, and it stopped snowing. It was the perfect conditions to have fun in the snow. The kids made snowmen, raced and jumped into the big piles of snow, dug lots of caves, and played with their friends. I attempted to shovel the driveway and only got halfway through Mike's side until I had to stop because it was killing my lower back. That is when I enlisted Andrew to finish up Mike's side of the driveway before he got home from work. It was then that I understood why Mike always shoveled the driveway before the snow got too thick. Lesson learned. All in all, it was a great day.