Friday, December 04, 2009

It's Snow, Man!


People almost anywhere north of Houston must think we are ridiculous for going gaga over a little snow. I can count on one hand the number of times it has snowed in Houston in the 25 years that I've lived here....OK, maybe 6 times...but I think it's just five times total.

It snowed the week Hilary was born, 20 years ago this month.

There was an ice storm once, the weekend of the marathon in January one year...but no snow. Joy was five or six at the time, and she's 18 now.

There were slight snow flurries one afternoon when our daughters were in elementary school.

It snowed on or around Christmas day a few years ago when we went to see Mimi and Papa for Christmas....so we missed that one.

It snowed one year ago for an hour or two on December 10th.

And today....that's it. It's been snowing since we woke up this morning. So, we're pretty excited, to say the least.

The snowman is courtesy of Hilary. Thanks, sweetie.

3 comments:

ehaze said...

wheeee! what a great snowman. i'm glad y'all were able to experience that together. we only had furries in austin that didn't stick to the ground.

Sarah Hazel said...

It was a magical day. :)

J. said...

That's a quality snowman!

The big ice storm was in 1997; Willy's statue @ Rice had a huge icicle hanging off his nose.

The Christmas Eve snow was in 2004, about a month before C&D were born.

I wonder how long before it snows again?

LOVE the bike. Happy New Year . . .