Friday, January 23, 2009

Where is the Snow???

So last year we had an awesome snow storm that was a small taste of what we used to get in Utah. We had so much fun- the snow started to come down real strong at 9 pm, so I bundled my kids up and we went out and played in it for almost 2 hours. Ireland was excited to play in snow that felt soft and fluffy like we used to get, instead of the snow cone snow that fell the first winter we were in Texas. During winter 2006-2007 I would laugh as I drove by houses where kids were out front building snowmen (or dirtmen is more of what they looked like) in a half inch of snow, Ireland said "why are they out there, it is such a waste of time?" I guess we were spoiled and we took for granted the beautiful winter wonderland that we lived in- the saying "you don't miss it til it's gone" is so true. Rich could care less about the snow, he is delighted that we moved away from it, but if you can't tell, I miss it terribly.

It was very nice to see that Texas does get a good old fashioned snow storm every now and then.
(and then be 75 degrees the very next day, I guess I'll take what I can get) I am just waiting very patiently for one this winter, although seeing that right now I have on shorts and flip flops, I don't see it happening any time soon.

The pics below are from last years good times in the "real" snow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

**First blog of 2009**

This is a random picture of my Great Grandpa O in the military during World War I -- it has nothing to do with this post I just think it's a cool picture and I hate doing a post without at least one picture.

First of all, I hope that everyone had a super holiday break. I had all of my family in town for Christmas and New Years and let me just say that there were no dull moments. I can't believe how fast 2 weeks went by and I feel like I didn't do even half of what I planned to do before the new year.

Speaking of New Years, I really don't like resolutions because they are just something that I will have really good intentions of doing but, like always, I won't do- and yet some how I still make them every year- I came across a typed list of my resolutions for 1999- and the funny thing is that they are something that I would still write down today. Sad.....ten years later and I'm still trying to get the same things accomplished that I was when I was 22, that's kind of scary =o)

But, there are a few things that I would really like to do this year- I want to keep in better touch with all of my friends and family and I really want to be better at keeping my blog up to date- so this is my attempt to do at least one of those things. Even if it means posting something extremely random like a picture of my Great Gramps. hehe