Sunday, December 12, 2010

#12: the blizzard of 09

Last year, Oklahomans woke up on Christmas Eve with an incredible amount of snow ... and it just kept coming.

We knew this was 'supposed' to happen, but weren't completely convinced. Christmas Eve morning, I immediately sat up on my knees in bed to look out of our window. It was true! The earth was covered in white and snow was falling.

We watched the news and saw that cars were stranded everywhere on the roads. It was really, really bad. So, what did we do? Well, of course, we met my family at the mall in the afternoon to see a movie! Duh. It took us over an hour to get there, so we enjoyed the scenery on the way. It looked like the end of the world.

Towards the end of the movie, my parents received a text saying that Candlelight was cancelled.
I know. We all had to take a deep breath too.

Council Road Baptist Church doesn't cancel things ... especially Candlelight. It is a huge tradition. Families are back together. We see friends we haven't seen in years. People travel from countries afar to be at this thing. Okay, I'm lying about the countries afar, but seriously, this was a big deal.

After we got over the shock, we celebrated! Of course we would have loved to go to Candlelight, but it was exciting to have a free night with the family snowed-in. And, if my memory is correct, I even think we opened presents that night. Living on the edge!

I'm hardly ever a 'change plans at the last minute and be flexible' kind of girl, but this was definitely one time that I didn't mind. :)

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