Sunday, March 2

snowed in

When imagining the best present in the entire world, I might first picture something like a mountain of cinnamon rolls, a Mac desktop, the camera of my dreams, coffee by the truckload, love, or the boxed set of Gossip Girl on dvd.What I don't imagine is the impossible gift of time because in Montana, when they say it's going to blizzard, you never allow yourself the indulgence of imagining a SNOW DAY. It doesn't happen. I learned that two days into my first Montana blizzard freshmen year when my roommate and group of friends holed up in our dorm room (throw back Sunday to me four stinkin' years ago). You simply survive through it, in as many layers as you can fit in and over your down jacket.

So when I woke up Friday morning at 6am to a text saying that school was cancelled, I can say without a doubt, it was the best present the world could have provided. After my less than optimistic attitude that lasted so many weeks, a text that explicitly said, "DO NOT GO OUTSIDE!" I took that to mean that I should soak up every single second of free time to stay indoors. 

Heaps of dishes were completed tag team style while listening to the new Lake Street Dive, naps were taken, three movies were watched, pizza was consumed, fuzzy socks were worn, cell phones were ignored completely, snuggling was a necessity, and acknowledgement of a world outside a 2 bedroom apartment were ignored.

It was a stress free happy day that made up for a month of never ending to do lists. 

The blizzard lasted a full 48 hours in which I went outside twice: once to unbury my car and the second to take pictures of the snow for documentation because, really, how many times is this going to happen? The last time a blizzard in Missoula closed the University was in 1996.

I think I might be prepared to conquer the rest of this winter now. It's amazing what two days can do for the head and the soul. 
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Jennifer said...

hahaha that's adorable.
and i know you're short, but dang that's a lot of snow, haha. it probably looks like way more on you, though. :P

Christina @ The Murrayed Life said...

Now THAT is an epic amount of snow. I can't believe how places can just function with feet of snow on the regular, while others (like Austin), close before they even get a dusting. Part of it is that you people are used to it and the people here aren't, causing all sorts of accidents and danger, but still... It's gotten a bit ridiculous here.

Glad you got a snow day and enjoyed it the fullest! I miss having those days of coziness and going out in the actual snow. It makes them SO much more enjoyable!


Mary said...

Loved this! So happy for your rejuvenation! Also, 4 years ago Maggie is adorbs.

Crystal said...

That looks like fun! It must have been great to have a little break from school. It looks like you guys have a lot of snow! We have a lot of snow in Minnesota. I've been planning to go walking through it soon because I'd actually like to get a picture of a tree outside but I definitely want to be closer to it. My jeans will probably look like yours in these pictures. :)

Emma Jane said...

As done as I am with winter, this looks like fun! And you are so right. Sometimes those little breaks in time are all that you need to get yourself back on track. Time to breathe and cuddle. Yes yes yes.

Tightrope to the Sun

Marissa Jamie said...

The snow looks amazing! I wish we had some of them where I lived :(

Natalie said...


AND HOLY HECK THAT IS A LOT OF SNOW. I think that the best part about snow days is definitely the necessity of snuggling.