After the busted forecast in Birmingham two weeks ago, the meteorologists have been eager to redeem themselves. They've been forecasting this "major winter weather event" for several days now and there wasn't a loaf of bread or gallon of milk to be found from Shelby county north. The first round was supposed to hit Monday night but we only got some cold rain. Places just north of us got a few inches. They kept mentioning there'd be another round Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. So to ensure that no children would be sleeping at school classes were cancelled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They were taking no chances. Barrett and I braved the cold rain Tuesday and Wednesday morning to get some work done. Patrick called around noon on Wednesday to say he was off work that night so we headed home around 1:00. We were so excited to get to spend the night with Patrick. We quickly got settled in to wait and watch for this winter weather we were promised. We waited and waited. We heard and read reports of snow all around us but didn't see a single flake. I was convinced we were going to get rain, rain and more rain and I was starting to get sad. I was convinced there was an invisible dome over us that was preventing the snow to fall. While we were eating dinner the change over started and by the time we put Barrett in the bath this is what our front yard looked like!