Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our Winter Wonderland.....

Yesterday it was COLD. We haven't had snow like this since 1979. We moved to Las Vegas in January of that year, and much to my parents' dismay (since the major appeal of Vegas was escaping the east coast winters), February 1979 brought the most snow the city had seen in 30 years. And now, almost 30 years later, we have snow again. The schools are even closed today! Snow day in Vegas!

I love the snow - well, looking at it from inside in front of a warm fireplace is how I like it best. Although I fully appreciate its beauty; If I am not skiing or snowboarding on it, I really don't have much use for snow. With my husband at work, I was hard pressed (by three little ones) to find a way out of a snow play day. I tried to explain to the kids how great it was to just have pictures of our house with snow on it (needless to say, they didn't go for that)......

Along with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus....


No swimming today!

When I saw after a couple of hours that there was no sign of it letting up (the snowing and the begging), I just had to give in. And the smiles made it worth every frozen minute.....


SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!!


And fortunately for me, once Daddy got home, he was more than willing to take over supervising the snow play. I think he had more fun than the kids!


And even though it was well past dinner time and quickly approaching bedtime, they built a snowman......
And then ventured into the backyard......

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


With love from our family to yours!

4 comments:

Roxy said...

Great photos! Love the snowman. It looks like it was a very fun day....for everyone.

cindy said...

Yes I have pictures of our day as well on my blog it was amazing looks like you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did......
God blessed us for sure with a brief "WINTER WONDERLAND"
God Bless Sis,
Cindy

pondering said...

Amazing!

Saved by Grace said...

Wow!! Beautiful pics. How fun, you are so good at this.


In His Love,
Adrienne