My first winter and snow day

Believe it or not, I have  had never seen snow. Unbelievable, I know. For this tropical girl winter was an unknown phenomenon. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I have been in Connecticut for the past few weeks for an away rotation. Since my acceptance at said rotation, I have been dreaming at the possibility of seeing snow for the first time. This was my excuse to shop for winter clothes and outerwear as I could only hope for the chance of snow.  Last week, finally, there was an advisory for the possibility of snow for this weekend  and I was overjoyed.

I was down to Florida this week for an interview and I enjoyed the 50’s weather, but as the weekend got closer the snow day became more and more real. My excitement grew to get back to CT and see snow for the first time.  I set my alarms to wake up early, as it was supposed to start at around 8am, to try and see the snow falling. It was time for bed. I could only hope to wake up to the white Christmas I had created in my mind. My alarm went off and I ran to look out the window. Snowfall had just begun.

I decided to go back to bed, rest a few more hours and hoped to wake up later on to more snow. I eventually woke up at noon to find a beautiful white winter wonderland!

noon snow

Originally, it was too little snow to make a snowman or anything else really. I would wait a few more hours for the snow to get thicker. It was snowing and cold, yet it didn’t feel as frigid as when it is only cold temps which I found very curious.

first snow day

I loved watching the snow fall. It was so fluffy and beautiful that I couldn’t wait to get out and play with it. At around 3 pm I got dressed up and I went outside. There was already a couple inches of snow and it seemed good enough to start building my first snowman! *cue Frozen*  

Turns out, making a snowman is a LOT harder than it looks. It is also a pretty good workout/way to work a sweat and warm yourself up when you’re out in the snow. For some reason, snow reminds me of shaved ice. It makes me crave cherry snow cones! For my snowman, I had to make like a snow pyramid first. Then shape it into a rounded form in order for it to look like an actual snowman.

Snowman First Try

my first snowman, before and afterAfter working on my faceless, armless, naked snowman for a while, I decided to stop, drop, and roll make a snow angel! I also secretly, and by myself made snowballs and threw them at the bushes (SHHHHH, don’t tell anyone!)

my first snowangel Finally, I walked around the street to enjoy the snow falling.  There was white Christmas feelings and the gorgeous winter wonderland vibes all around!

my first snowfallwinter wonderlandI am loving snow and the winter time. It is such a festive feeling being surrounded by this gorgeous sight. People who deal with snow all their lives are sometimes tired of it, some even hate it. But, for me it’s a new thing. It is absolutely beautiful and I think I could get used to it. I have to admit though, I am a little  a lot terrified of driving in the snow. Thankfully I haven’t had to deal with that yet. When the time comes, I will share how that went!

So what is your FAVORITE thing about snow days?

Thanks for reading,



7 comments so far.

7 responses to “My first winter and snow day”

  1. Amanda says:

    I am so happy it snowed while you were here!!!!!! And you are the absolute cutest, I can’t believe you built a snowman! ☃️ I’m glad you were able to enjoy the day, it was a really pretty snowfall. ❤️

    • janiv10 says:

      I had a blast, and I am glad it was a good snowfall and good temperature! I felt like a kid on Christmas haha but I loved it, now tomorrow I have to see what will be left of my Olaf ^.^

  2. Dadinlove says:

    Lovely…. just one thing to be a perfect day…. if your hubby were there. Happy Holidays….

  3. AyRGalaxy says:

    Cool! Snow is pretty but we hate it over here, it turns to black ice within 24 hours over here lol. But that’s so cool that you finally got to experience snow 🙂 hopefully you get to have a white xmas 🙂

    • janiv10 says:

      I’m going home Sunday but I loved having snow all weekend and through the week 😍 hopefully I’ll see it again and share with the hubby ❤️

  4. Penny says:

    I am glad you experienced snow!
    There are different types of snow & not all snow will treat a snowman like that. Surely there will be another chance at it for you?

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