Snowpocolypse 2012 {Poetic Winter Challenge: Warmth}

Last month the Seattle area was hit hard by snowstorm after snowstorm and windstorm after windstorm.

Each winter we tend to get 6” of snow, TOTAL, all season long.  In this one storm we had 12” of snow.  It wasn’t nearly as impressive as our snowstorm in 2008, but close!


In addition to the snowstorm, we had a massive windstorm that knocked out power to us for nearly 24-hours, but much of the area was out for over a week.  Even with out power and a foot of snow, I stayed warm and toasty.  I feel very very lucky that my mom panicked as we approached the millennium and insisted we buy a generator and have it wired into the house.  However, we hadn’t used our generator in a couple of years, so it took some work for my parents to get it running.  They were MY HEROES as they got the generator started so we could stay warm!




Want to know a secret Cori fact? Most of these photos were actually taken by me wearing flip-flops.  Yes, I’m crazy and YES I’m dreaming of summer!

After fun in the snow, there’s nothing like snuggling up next to the fire; especially when you are without power and trying to stay warm

Thanks goodness for our generator and fire place my family stayed nice and warm during Snowpocolypse 2012!


Poetic Winter Photography Challenge

  This post is part of Poetic Winter: a photography challenge hosted by Kristi {Live and Love Outloud}, Alicia {Project Alicia}, Rebecca {Bumbles of Light} and their newest co-host, Faith {Sweet Violet}

This post is also part of Wordless Wednesday on the following blogs:
Parenting For Dummies & Seven Clown Circus
And Then, She {Snapped}
Live and Love…Out Loud
Crazy About My Baybah!
Carrie with Children
Project Alicia


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13 Responses to Snowpocolypse 2012 {Poetic Winter Challenge: Warmth}
  1. Crystal
    February 14, 2012 | 8:26 PM

    The snow makes for gorgeous landscapes! Glad you had that generator!
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 20, 2012 | 9:42 AM

      Thanks Crystal, there is nothing like snow photos, especially when the snow now has melted :D

  2. Jackie
    February 15, 2012 | 8:11 AM

    That is a lot of freakin’ snow! We haven’t gotten much snow this year and normally we get a pretty decent amount!
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 20, 2012 | 9:44 AM

      Hmm…should I send you snow prayers your way?!

  3. Alex
    February 15, 2012 | 10:34 PM

    They didn’t really name it that, did they?? lol!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 16, 2012 | 5:00 PM

      Yes they actually did!

  4. Betty Manousos
    February 16, 2012 | 4:24 AM

    those photos are really gorgeous! love them all!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 16, 2012 | 5:01 PM

      Thanks! I love taking snow photos!

  5. angie
    February 16, 2012 | 12:26 PM

    I can’t believe how much snow you guys got. Didn’t they declare state of emergency in some areas?
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  6. Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    February 17, 2012 | 12:26 PM

    Holy moly! That’s a lot of snow! Thank goodness for the generator! When we lived in Kentucky, we had a really bad ice storm that cut power for 4 days. We froze our butts off!

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. We started our new theme this morning, Passion. I’d love for you to stop by and share any photos you may have inspired by Passion. Have a great day!
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 20, 2012 | 9:41 AM

      Passion….hmmm….I need some red photos….

  7. Madge @ The View From Right Here
    February 18, 2012 | 5:46 PM

    Ah yes… how well I remember that and we’ll be paying for it come June.. when school gets out days late…

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      February 20, 2012 | 9:40 AM

      Yes, it’s going to be a bummer come June, but didn’t Gregoire make it a state of emergency and some of the days don’t need to be made up?