Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Official... Hell Froze Over



Las Vegas gets its occasional snow flurries during this time of year but for the first time in 30 years, we got DUMPED on. The snow started falling early in the morning and was still coming down hard late that evening. It was insane.

I was so glad that I had nowhere to be but warm and cozy in my house. Las Vegas doesn't react too well to precipitation. Whenever it rains, cars just start hitting each other and streets immediately become rivers. Snow? Yeah, the city went into widespread panic. The freeway was shut down, almost all flights were cancelled, and I could hear sirens speeding by every few minutes. It was crazy.


So anyone remember the scene from The Office when Michael comes in screaming for ideas because there is wet concrete outside and he has to put some kind of mark in it? Well, imagine that scene but instead of Michael, picture Jon. And instead of concrete, freshly fallen, sticky snow.

And oddly enough, both of their solutions involved faces...





The head was about eight feet tall when he finally finished.


Cars kept slowing down as they drove by and I'm pretty sure every one of our neighbors stopped by to take a picture. Sadly some teenagers decided to knock it down on their way home from school the next day.

Jon got it right though when he came in and said, 'It really does actually feel like Christmas.'

11 comments:

Angie Larkin said...

NO WAY!!!!!! That is some crazy snow sculpture! You guys are officially the coolest people I know. You already had me sold when I found out you made a documentary in Africa...then with John forging your wedding ring from the metal of Mount Mordor...NOW THIS? How are we ordinary folk supposed to keep up with your high levels of awesomeness?

BTW... I have Scarlett's beanie. We'll bring it by tonight with your Christmas treat.

Cassidy said...

WOW.

mptanner said...

That is awesome!! (Except for the sculture getting knocked over)

Earl Family said...

ohmyheck!!! That is so awesome. LOVE the sculpture. Thanks for sharing!!

PS. Kacey I am having some flashback of you asking me for a recipe at some point in time on my blog, but I can't find it. Did that actually happen, and if it did, did I give you the recipe? If I didn't, I am apologizing now and would like to give it to you.:0 If not, call me crazy.

and also...could you please email me your recipe for pomegranate salad ASAP? I want to make it for Christmas. Thanks!
kkearl@xmission.com

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

So that snow sculpture is awesome! I can't believe dumb kids ruined it. Why do people have to be like that. That is seriously one of those things that just gets under my skin!!

Peggy Dee said...

That is so incredible! Both the snow and the sculpture!! I guess our little skiff of snow here won't seem quite so impressive to you guys as I thought it would. I've got to get busy thinking of something that will impress you and make you feel that the trip was worth while. Gotta go...

Kimmy said...

I've keep showing off Jon's sculpture to people that come over. I'm still amazed!

mumovearls said...

That is Amazing! I'm still trying to decided how long it took him to gather that much snow-Nena

Katie said...

Hey, first of all, this is crazy! Second of all, I need your address for a belated Christmas card. Will you please send it to jensenkatiem at yahoo dot com?

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

That is TOTALLY cool!!!! haha I love the creations!

Em K DUB said...

Um hello. . . . that's officially the raddest thing I've ever seen! Brilliant I tell you, just brilliant! Why is your husband so cool?