"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yes, we did get snow

And within 10 minutes we'd thrown snowballs, built a snowman, and made snow angels. And then I went in for a nice hot cup of coffee.

Yes, we built him very quickly


Tuesday at 11:00 am


Wednesday at 3:00 pm

Except for the remains of poor, little Frosty on our deck, you'd never know it really happened.
Happy Thursday!

31 comments:

Anna said...

How random and fun! We were supposed to get snow here last night and this morning, but instead we got depressing, misty rain. I guess you guys got our snow. :-)

PJ Hoover said...

It was random based on the sunny days on either side. But the kids LOVED it!

Kelly said...

That must have been a blast for the kids! I love your contrasting pictures!!

PJ Hoover said...

The contrast picture was too good to pass up, Kelly!

Kelly H-Y said...

Too fun! I can't believe the difference 24 hours made!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm sure your kids had a blast! Mine would. Heck, I would too!

Great photos!

Christina Farley said...

Love it. It's so funny how quickly the snow escapes us! We have had quite a bit of snow here in Seoul this year. More than I've ever seen in the 8 years here. I took some pictures of it last week because I don't know if we'll see it again. I plan on posting them soon!

Christine M said...

I love your snowman!
We're getting more snow now, and I have a feeling it won't disappear as quickly as yours did.

Robyn Campbell said...

You crack me up. TEN WHOLE MINUTES?? Dang you're good. How'd you let them let you go in? Please I must know your secret. Do tell!

Thanks for the morning giggle. I needed it. =)

KLo said...

I am very impressed at what you accomplished in ten minutes : ) Your snowman is adorable lol :)

PJ Hoover said...

That is the funny thing about Texas, Kelly. The weather changes constantly.

The kids ADORED the snow, Sherrie. It was such a gift!

I can't wait to see your pics, Christina!

PJ Hoover said...

I bet your snowman is totally professional, Christine! There were some other nice ones around our neighborhood.

Ten whole minutes, Robyn :) My daughter was just so overjoyed with the snow she didn't even mind as long as she could stay out.

Thanks, KLo! It shows how much we can do when we don't waste time, right?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I adore the emotion in that snowman. He's loving his moment. So glad you did, too.

Tabitha said...

I love your snowman!! :)

You guys actually got a lot of snow. I have relatives in Florida, and they have the same kind of experiences when they get snow. If it accumulates, it never sticks around for more than half a day.

But I'll bet your kids loved it. I think there's a snow-loving gene in all kids, because we got a couple inches last night, and the kids were scrambling to see who could get out there first and start shoveling the sidewalk. :)

Miriam S. Forster said...

How fun! Unexpected snow is always funny. My favorite kind is when you look out the window and it's been snowing for an hour without you noticing. It's like you're in a different world!

Elana Johnson said...

Cute pictures! And that's usually how snow in central Utah is as well.

Marcia said...

Our snow won't come and go that quickly unless it comes in April. Which hopefully it won't. I remember one snowfall in mid-May. The trees had already leafed, so it was a strange sight to see them all bowed down with leaves and snow.

Christine M said...

Marcia, I don't know if your mid-May snowfall was the same one I remember - but it was my brother's wedding day. May 18. Central PA. And it had been a brutally hot April. My daughter was the flower girl and she was so cold!

PJ Hoover said...

You are too funny, Tricia! He got some mardi gras beads not too long after the picture was taken :)

There is something really fun and magical about snow, isn't there, Tabitha. I was totally excited, though not jumping up and down like the kids.

Exactly, Miriam! It's like you discover nature around you. Love that!

PJ Hoover said...

I always thought Utah had tons of snow everywhere, Elana. No?

Wow, mid-May snow, Marcia. In Texas and we'd think the apocalypse was coming.

Chris, I've been freezing in May, but I'm not sure I've ever seen snow then. Not even in Chicago.

Rebecca said...

This made me laugh! What a difference one day makes. Cute snowman!

PJ Hoover said...

Just like life, right, Rebecca? One day can make all the difference in the world.
Thanks!

Sheri said...

That's so cool!

We are expecting another 23 inches to be dumped on us. It's been snowing since late last night and is not supposed to stop until Saturday! We've been hammered by snow this year - thus my serious case of S.A.D. maybe I need to move to Texas. I think I can handle Texas's version of snow!

Keri Mikulski said...

Love your snowman and the pics. :) Enjoy..

PJ Hoover said...

23 inches, Sheri!!!!! Wow! That is a ton of snow.
Yes, you should move here and get over the S.A.D. :)

Thanks, Keri!

MG Higgins said...

That must have been so much fun, PJ--just enough snow to play in, but not enough to bring life to a standstill. We're getting a huge rain storm in California right now. It's heading east, so woe to whoever gets slammed next. It's been quite a winter.

PJ Hoover said...

It really has been quite a winter, hasn't it, MG? What is up with that?
I hope the rain is enjoyable in some manner.

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! that's an impressive Texan snowman! In NC, we dont' get much better. You RaWk girl! :0)

PJ Hoover said...

You are kind, Christy! Back in the day I used to make some great snowmen.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Cute snowman! Ours is FINALLY starting to melt, although the plowed piles are going to be around for a long time. I saw a robin today, and I also saw green grass sticking out from under the snow. It won't be too much longer until spring!

PJ Hoover said...

I remember that, Nora! The first signs of grass peeking out from below. Enjoy it!