Snow Beard

Oh my, I’ve been so busy doing Real Housewife things that I haven’t even blogged about the big SNOW yet.

And let me tell you, it’s the most snow we’ve had in two years so it’s definitely blog worthy – 14 inches!


We all spent hours shoveling. I’m still sore. Ouch.


The big boys tackled the front of the driveway.

Shane played with Buster in the snow while I shoveled the back part of the driveway.

Shane buster snowballs

Buster’s hair is really sticky. He acquired a snow beard!


And here’s the MOVIE!

They both needed a break after an hour of that.


And then Conor and Shane went sledding.

Shane sledding 2013

It’s been all downhill since. We had freezing rain today and the roads are a MESS. We’re gonna let it melt away while we enjoy the 68 degree sunny weather in California next week.

That’s right.



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21 Responses to “Snow Beard”

  1. My Half Assed LifeFebruary 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    We had a warm snap today – briefly. Now it’s still not really cold but there is howling wind which equals drafty floors.

    My dog doesn’t get the beard (and thankfully no snow-nose either, I prefer he never wear the black off of his nose) but those Chewbacca feet of his can sure drag a lot of snow into the house. Wet socks for all!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

      Buster also gets giant snowballs on his feet sometimes. I can never get those off and have to wait until they melt!

  2. cath/waterloo,ONFebruary 12, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    great photos, stacie! SO MUCH SNOW is much fun when you are a kid…or a dog. not a responsible adult!
    enjoy the COUNTDOWN TO CALI!!!!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks Cath! It’s going to feel so warm there!

  3. BeeFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    What a fun snow day! Well, except maybe for the shoveling. Two words: snow blower. 😉 Thanks for sharing the video! Shane and Buster are so cute.

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      I hear you on the snowblower but we don’t want one more big thing to take up space in the garage! It wasn’t that bad this time.

  4. PeachFebruary 12, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    I’m delighted by how happy Buster is in the snow. Some dogs can be such divas about it. 🙂 You know what helps sore snow-shoveling muscles? Wine. BAM.

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      He loves it! Wine. BAM. is right!

  5. Samantha Brinn MerelFebruary 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    I couldn’t lift my arms when I woke up Sunday morning! The plows pretty much decided to dump all the snow from my street in front of our driveway, so we spend hours digging out the cars and shoveling the front walk. Shoveling is way better than any upper body exercise you could dream up in a gym for sure!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

      You said it!

  6. DianeFebruary 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    It all looks so gorgeous and then…it has to go and rain/freeze/melt. 🙁 Have a great trip to CA!!!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks Diane! It is pretty when you don’t have to deal with it!

  7. christieFebruary 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    14 inches??? That’s insane. Y our patio chairs look cray cray. Looks like Buster had fun!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Insane for here – probably you get more in Chicago!

  8. Roz@weightingfor50February 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    FANTASTIC photos Stacie! AWWW, BUSTER!!! Big yay for your upcoming trip!!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm #


  9. Mary @ A Teachable MomFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Ooooh, it looks beautiful and fun! Enjoy your time in sunny CA (I’m soooo envious!)!

    • StacieFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      It’ll be a great change. Right now I’m thinking 40s are warm. I’ll be in heaven with temps in the high 60s (which I used to think was kind of cold, ha!)

  10. Michelle LongoFebruary 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Love the snow beard. My dog didn’t play in the snow in his last few years, but I remember him jumping through it in such a similar way.

    • StacieFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      It’s fun to watch them do that!

  11. The Dose of RealityFebruary 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Buster’s snow beard is so adorable! Squee!!
    14 inches of snow is just unreal…wow!!!

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