We wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for making LeeFamilyLights.com a success in our first year.

As per usual for us, we spent Christmas Eve at home with friends and family as we hosted our own party. Then Christmas morning we drove north to Marysville to spend time with my wifes side of the family at her parents house. This year was quite different as we woke up to a White Christmas for only the 10th time in Western Washington since 1891. Our drive was quite interesting. As we left Lacey the roads were solid ice. The state patrol actually had part of I-5 closed just north of Nisqually Valley awaiting a gravel/salt truck. It wasn’t long after we got there that we were moving again, behind the truck and police car, in kind of our own person escort. A few miles up the road they both pulled off and we continued on with roads that were just wet, no ice at all. By the time we got to Seattle there was a mix of rain and snow falling and by the time we reached North Seattle, it was pure snow. The video below was taken as we got close to Everett and the snow started falling really hard. I have never personally driven on I-5 when it was falling so hard that the roads were covering over fast! We did make it to Marysville eventually and had a great time with Yvonne’s family there before we came home on the 26th and back to our routine.

Please enjoy this video and there will be more to come 🙂