23 January 2012

{23jan2012: snowmaggedon 2012}

***Thank you for the condolences for my Grandma. It all happened really quickly, but Im glad I was able to go back and see her again. She's back with my Grandpa so Im sure she's happy now.***

When snow happens in Seattle, everything seems to come to a stop. Seattlites just don't know how to do snow. It seems like every year for the last 3 years or so there's been one big snow storm a year that brings the city to a halt. We missed the last one (Thanksgiving 2010) as we were in Hawaii. 
Last week Sunday the snow started in Seattle. It was coming down lightly so we thought we'd take Darwin over to Marymoor to see her friends then head home. It was not to bad driving over and it was very pretty at the park (excuse the poor iphone pics).

The snow was falling pretty steadily so we started to worry about the drive home so we called it a day and headed home. It's a good thing we left when we did because by the time we were back in Seattle the snow had fallen a bit more and roads were already backed up. The main freeway had a line of traffic to get on it so we decided to drive though downtown. We saw a car sliding and not able to move and our wheels started spinning a little, so we decided to park the car by our office and walk home (2.5 miles or so).

Though it wasn't originally planned, it turned out to be a fun walk home and we got to see the Seattle Center covered in snow!

We stopped a few times to throw snowballs for Darwin, which she loved.

Darwin got to check out the EMP and watch the monorail go by.

We were all getting hungry (and cold) so we hurried home and spent the rest of the day relaxing on the couch. Little did we know that Sunday was just the start of Snowmaggedon 2012!


  1. What a fun, unexpected adventure! In the 8th picture from the bottom it looks like Darwin is catching a snow HEART!! What an adorable picture of your girl!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  2. Oh yes snow... I miss the cold European winter. Sigh...


  3. Hi Brooke and Darwin, great photos. Darwin looked like she was having a ball. We received less snow than Seattle. Things didn't stop up here, partly because the road crews were so prepared and partly because we got less snow. We're also sorry to learn that your grandma passed on. But you're probably right when you said that she's happier now that she's back with grandpa.

  4. Sounds like you're making the BEST of Snowmaggedon! Beautiful pix!
    Play bows,

  5. Wow, you make it look like snow is ACTUALLY fun. We will take your word for it :) Darwin looks so striking against the white background.


  6. I'm really sorry to hear about your grandma! I missed the earlier post. Darned laptop problems!

    We've had hardly any snow here this year, but after last year, I can't say that I'm too sorry about that! I love Darwin catching the snowballs!

  7. Awww you are so cute chasing and catching snowballs. Great pictures. You should come on over and play in the snow with us.


  8. I saw the sneak preview on your FB page, Darwin but I loved seeing the whole thing here...what an incredible "winter wonderland"!! just love the pics of you with the Seattle Centre...Hsin-Yi wants to ask - is that the thing that was always in the title of the TV show, "Frasier"? :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  9. So neat to see Seattle covered in snow! Hope you guys are doing well and satying warm over there. ;)

  10. Love the picks of Darwin jumping in the snow! Snow makes pooches so happy. Lovely!!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

    Our daughter and her buddies on Capital Hill were skiing and playing in the snow too! They were on the news, in fact, since Capital Hill was pretty much closed down to cars. If you saw it, she was the one that looked like a little smurf in her blue snow suit. x-cassie

  11. Oh what fun!! Darwin looks like she is having the time of her life! I went to college in Portland and it snowed ~4 inches once and the entire city shut down! I thought it was funny at the time because I grew up in MN,...but it was so fun to cross-country ski down the streets! Hahaha. I miss the Pacific NW a lot.

    Have a great week!
    Melissa + Luna

  12. Howdy Darwin, wowza what fun. Looks like you were flying in some of those photos. It looks so magical when its covered in snow. Heaps cool! Hope you are all ok. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  13. Wow, you got so much more snow than us! We just got slush...lucky dog :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  14. Looks amazing!! Wish we had snow! Love the pictures :)

    Val & Capone

  15. Gosh! Look at all that snow. We have never seen snow before!

    That was a good idea to park up and walk the rest of the way home, much safer :) By the looks of it you got to see some pretty cool things :)

    O and what is that big shiney purpley artistic looking thing in those photo's?

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes