Blizzard of ’08 – Party Has To Wait

Friday I left work early because the roads started to get slick and snow covered. What usually takes me about 45 minutes to drive, took a bit over 2 hours.

Central Ohio was hit Friday and Saturday with about 20.4 inches of snow, which broke a previous snow fall record of 15.3 inches for a single storm in this area, set in 1910 .

Large amounts of snow are not shocking to Momma and I because we lived in Colorado for about 4 years. It was nothing to get a couple feet of snow overnight and then be expected to be on time to work the next day. 😉

Here, the whole city tends to shut down if we get over 2-3 inches of snow, but I loaded up Ace and Momma into the truck and we slowly made our way across town to Grandma’s house. It was pretty nice to have hardly any traffic to deal with.

Since there was no traffic, and people without 4 wheel drive couldn’t really get around, there were tons of people walking down the middle of the road because the sidewalks were knee deep! I’m not talking about side streets here. I’m talking about the main routes through town! BRILLIANT! I did have to stop a few times and wait for people to get out of the middle of the road just to get through..!

Anyways, we made it to Grandma’s with no problem where Ace’s Uncle Mike and three year old cousin Olivia were waiting for us to take them sledding. It was way too cold for Ace to go with us, so he stayed home with Grandma.

We had a good time sledding. Olivia wiped out hard! Then Olivia and Momma sat in the truck, while Mike and I were trying to kill ourselves on the big hill. 😀

Here is a quick clip of Mike and Olivia’s wipe out…

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Well, when we got back to Grandma’s, Momma took Ace sledding down the sidewalk. We just couldn’t have him miss out on all the fun. 😀 Here are a few pics…

So anyways, with all the snow and bad roads we decided to postpone Ace’s birthday party until next weekend. Hopefully the roads will be clear by then… 😀

PS: The prank caller returned tonight at about Midnight. Momma answered the phone this time. There were three young girls laughing in the background. Momma asked for their names and they said, “Guess!”. Momma let them know that they are disturbing a sleeping baby and to not call back here anymore…and so far they haven’t. 😀


  1. Momma says:

    That was so much fun, too bad we only got to go down the hill once! I was really hoping Olivia would love it, but that wipe-out sure changed her mind! Ace had a great time just gliding up and down the sidewalk, maybe next year he will be big enough to go with us, and hopefully he will love it! Thank God we finally got the snow I’ve been praying for, too bad it was on the wrong weekend!

  2. Ashley says:

    That sounds like fun! Loads of snow though!

  3. Kim says:

    I am sorry.. I laughed at the wipe out.. it did not help that you put those sound effects in..

    The pics of Ace are adorable!!!!

  4. I SO want the same wee coat and hat as Ace has. he just looks so cosy in them.


  5. dette says:

    I’d LOVE to get my boys in the snow – you guys looked like you had a blast!

    We’re in Cali and it’s in the 70’s. Don’t hate me just yet – we’ll get a month of rain and then a REALLY long summer in the hundreds with a monthly electricity bill of over $400. No – not a typo. Four hundred dollars.

    (sigh) told you.

  6. Dad Speed says:

    Holy snowman! That’s a lot of snow! We only got 5-6 inches here. I couldn’t imagine 20 or more.

    My national guard unit would almost definitely be called up for that. It would be fun to play in the snow in our humvees though.

  7. Joy says:

    All that white! I feel cold just watching that. So fun, though!

  8. That is way more snow than we have gotten this winter. Our measely two inches does not measure up to your 20 inches! Looks like you guys had fun!

  9. Johnny says:

    Cute pics.. Looks like he was having a good time.. I am glad we didn’t get hit by that storm you guys did..

  10. Jared says:

    Momma: Next year will definitely be fun!

    Ashley: It was a blast! If it is ging to snow I would rather get a LOT! 😀

    Kim: I laughed the whole time I was making the video. It was pretty funny, huh? 😀

    XBox: I doubt they make them in your size. 😀 But I’ll keep my eyes open for ya!

    Dette: Holy moly! $400 for AC? Ok. I don’t hate you anymore. 😀

    DadSpeed: Humvees woud be cool. I took my truck out and was playin in the deep stuff. 😀

    Joy: It was cold. It was a blizzard so the winds were higher than 35 MPH. Made for one cold wind chill. 😀

    Tiff: It was a blast! Hopefully that was the last big snow this year though. I’m ready for spring. 😀

    Johnny: Thanks! It was fun. 😀