As everyone knows by now, the Midwest has spent the last 48 hours enduring "the snowstorm of the century." Chicago definitely took a hit, and Matt and I are proud to say we survived our first blizzard together. (And I ain't talking about the Dairy Queen kind of blizzard. Cause we all know I've had more than my fair share of those!)
Our snowstorm survival kit consisted of:
A stack of Netflix and Red Box movies... Magic blankets... (Magic blankets are the term my family used for the big, comfy blankets we snuggle with. They're "magic" because you cuddle up with one and you're instantly asleep. Like magic!) Bottomless morning coffee... Late night games of Skip-Bo... Chili in the crockpot... Sara Bareilles Pandora... Homemade chocolate shakes... Texting sweet friends in Texas who were braving the ice storm... Tall winter boots who make walking through the knee deep snow bearable...
Speaking of knee deep snow, Matt and I managed to walk around outside for a short bit today. And of course, we snapped a few pictures!
The snow was literally knee deep; it was insane! When I went to open our back door, it was completely blocked with snow. But with some pushing and shoving, I managed to get it open and trudge through a mountain of snow to get to a more shallow spot. (Yes, this is the more shallow spot!)
Hahaha, this may look like a snow angel, but it was actually the aftermath of a "flying squirrel move" by Matt. He ran, jumped, and the snow was literally like a giant pillow! It was so cool (and totally reminded me of those foam pits that they have at gymnastic places. You know, the ones you always flipped into at lock ins and birthday sleepovers. Please tell me yall know what I'm talking about. Anyone, anyone?)
The only thing better than a snow day? Snow day hair :)
In most places, the snow was up past my knees. Walking through it was literally a workout (as was the crazy laughing that went on as we trudged through it!) I'm pretty sure our neighbors thought we were crazy.
The aftermath lol. Our apartment did a great job at plowing the central areas like the spot above. When I went to bed at 2:00 am, they were already going to work on the main sidewalks, so it was nice and shallow in a few spots this morning.
I may or may not have hummed a few Christmas carols when I saw these trees :)
Though we experienced our first Chicago snowstorm last January when we visited, it wasn't near as intense as this week's storm. And though we are both from warm weather states (Matt from Arizona, me from Texas) we did just fine the past two days. I think that means we're acclimating, hooray! :)
Those of you who endured the storm, how'd you do? Any crazy stories? I'd love to hear! PS: I have some really exciting news to share in the next few days. And I mean, really exciting! Eeek, I can't wait! Stay warm lovelies!