Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's Photo Finish ~ Snow, Baby!

Whew! Friday is finally here, and I am definitely ready for the weekend! The highlight of our week was the unexpected blessing of a little bit of snow.  I know, I know, what's the big deal, right? For some of you, snow is a permanent fixture in your yard for 5 months out of the year, but not so for us. Your kids can create a snowman family and they stay up for weeks holding stick hands and smiling.  We, on the other hand, can barely get the head attached before the entire sculpture morphs into a puddle for our puppies to lap up.  This particular area of the state is just so stinkin' da-da-da-dry. 
People often confuse our location with other dry and windy places, like say the Mojave Desert for instance. Close you weary travelers, so very close. Sorry to get your hopes up with all of the wind and dust and sand and dirt, out here but you've got about 1300 miles further west to go.  At least in the Mojave you're close to the lights of Vegas or nearing California's lush vineyards. Our bragging rights, when it comes to entertainment, are limited to tractor pulls and cow tipping.
So, anyway, about the snow.  Well, despite the cold and our best efforts at dancing for any type of precipitation, we rarely receive an abundance of nature's baby-sitter, which is a bummer, because when when we do get a good snow, the kids usually can't wait to break out of the house for a couple of hours to go and bask in all the white wonder. Now, that's when I get some serious stuff done around here!  Like finishing my cup of cold coffee from 6 hours ago (which doesn't keep me awake anyway) and maybe squeezing in a nap a couple loads of laundry. If you've ever stood at the window in the middle of winter and screamed, "snow dammit!" because you can no more handle 5 wild boys bouncing off the walls, you might just understand how I feel (and I love you for that!)
On Tuesday the heaven's broke open and delivered the goods. Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you for hearing my screams, I mean my pathetic pleas.  I was so happy to see the boys enjoying every minute of it before it melted (which it did - there's not a trace of it anywhere), that I had to run out and snap a few pics.  There wasn't enough snow to boost a sled (boo!), but there was just enough to pack into some pretty fierce show balls (yay!), oh and a little to eat, because the snow was also their lunch. Mmmmmm snow!! That's our highlight for the week.  What was yours??

Have a FABULOUS weekend, everyone!
Out takes... 
The game is on!
Who shall be my first target?
The wind up...
What??? Chill out, man, it's just a little snow!
You better run, sucka, run and hide!
Mommy's helpers, cleaning off the deck while I nap fold laundry.
We assemble snow babies around here, not snow men.
Don't eat that one, son, it looks a little sketchy.
No! Don't throw the snow baby!
When one gets tired of making snowballs, one finds a snow slinger, also known as a shovel.
This is gonna be good!
Hand over your weapons, son!
I'm just here for the munchies.
And, to be adorable.
Nummy, num, num.


  1. These are marvelous! This is such a gift for those of us who will never, ever, ever see snow. Ever.

    Because We Live in South Texas

    1. Yes, but at least you have water with your sand in South Texas. We just have sand. Happy you were here!

  2. It's 1:30 in the morning and I'm not asleep because I stumbled upon your blog for the first time and have been reading and loving posts about Valentine's Day and WIWS and Lent and snow days etc. before I pass out I have to take a moment and let you know that I am loving your blog and you have the cutest boys! (Well, not counting my own.) I'm adding you to my Reader. Thanks for sharing! (Although I may not take so kindly to you come 6:30 am tomorrow! ;-)

    1. Thank you, Bobbi! I am so happy that you found me! :)

  3. I love your boys! And being from So Cal, I hear you on the lack of snow. I live in Korea now, though, so we get a bit here and there.

    Anyway, your captions were my favorite. :)

  4. you had me at your blog header! Seriously! ANNNDDDD you run? I have a little crush, I think! Great snow pictures. I for one am hopeful we here in NE Missouri are FINISHED with the stuff!

    1. I am so happy you stopped by!! We used to live in Kansas City, so I'm a little familiar with MO. I am ready for the cold to be over, and for spring to get here soon!

  5. How you got the light in these snow pictures to not look icy cold is amazing. That first one is so sweet, and the third one is so familiar around here that I just grinned when I saw it.

    Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you next week.

    1. Hi Cari! I think that the light in the pics may have turned out nicely because it was 1. slightly overcast and 2. I decided to stand back and use my telephoto lens. It tends to capture a more natural looking outdoor scene that way. Thanks for stopping by!


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