Yes, More Snow Pictures. Because I Can’t Help Myself.

Yes, More Snow Pictures. Because I Can’t Help Myself.

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Okay, so he’s not in the snow but he hasn’t gone to play outside since we got home from school yesterday.  And he assures me he has no intentions of going out until he’s forced to leave.

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Peter made himself a huge ice cream cone.  Or snow cone, as the case may be. 

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Here was the yard last night (Notice it was still snowing – at 9pm we had hit a record of 9.4 inches at DFW.

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It must have continued to snow for quite a while because here was the yard this morning.

Of course, I did what any good South-Texan-who-has-been-transported-to-North-Texas would do – I tried to measure the snowfall amounts.  Here’s a video I took of our rather unsuccessful attempt. 

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The Weather Outside Is Frightful

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

I still remember the week after we moved into our new house. My mom was here, helping unpack boxes and watch the kids, and we had a significant snow event. The boys (and my mom!) were DElighted, to put it mildly. Brad and I were exhausted from moving but able to stop long enough for a snowball fight. We started in the game room upstairs with Brad throwing snow from the roof down at the kids. It took them a while to figure out where it was coming from. Later, Brad and I threw snowballs at each other – with him outside in the backyard and me in the game room. He managed to get a couple inside the house(!) and even soaked me a few times. It was great fun and made a memory with the kids that they still mention from time to time.

Well, today we have seen another significant amount of snow accumulate on our roof (and everywhere else for that matter) and it has brought back many memories. But I think this snowfall has already exceeded that one – and we still have many hours to go according to the predictions! Here are a few pics I’ve taken today.

Anybody Else Freezing???

Anybody Else Freezing???

I just can’t get warm today.  I was nice and toasty last night, thanks to our electric blanket and down comforter we got from Mom and Dad for Christmas (thanks a million!!!) but since I stepped foot outside the bed, I have been cold.

I think this might have something to do with it:

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Pink & white = freezing precip; green = rain.  Current temp=31, according to my computer’s Weather Channel Desktop feature.

If you look closely, you can see “Britany’s” located just on the line between the green and pink.  Outside, here’s what I’m seeing:

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I know.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe I grew up on a farm in South Texas, isn’t it?