today we got our first seattle snowstorm! pretty exciting, since it only snows a few times a year here. we know this because, since we arrived, people have told us that over and over. if i had a dollar for every person who has told me "no, seriously. snow is CRAZY," i'd have a lot of dollars.
seattle's formula for snow is as follows: rare weather occurrence + no investment in snow plows & maintenance + people who don't know how to drive in snow = major disaster. all my friends here tell me about how when it snows, it takes 12x as long to get anywhere as it usually does, people abandon their cars on the side of the road and walk home even if they are miles from their destination, etc. coming from 2 years in utah i find all of this comical, but whatever.
so when we looked outside this morning and saw THIS, we were pretty excited to see what the day would bring:
all it brought us was an early exit from church (they told everyone to leave when it started snowing heavily) and some really beautiful winter wonderland views. luckily, even though we live on top of a mountain, we didn't have trouble driving back up. i don't plan to go anywhere until it all melts [or until tuesday, whatever comes first] but poor b has to work tomorrow. can't wait to take jack out to play in it!