A Christmas surprise....SNOW!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

For those who have asked: Kate's dress is from the Matilda Jane Holiday line 2007. It is her 2nd year wearing it.

I lived in Houston for 11 years previously and I have NEVER seen it snow here. Not once in 11 years! So you can imagine our surprise last night as the kids were leaving for Judo when we saw big flakes falling from the sky! Snow is fun everywhere. But people---when you live in Texas, snow is HUGE EXCITEMENT!!!


So, today we are thankful for a few snowflakes. They brought joy to my children's faces. And really.... what is better than that?


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What is this fluffy stuff falling from the sky?




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Pure JOY!
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Harry caught a snowflake on his tongue.

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Kate felt them on her nose.


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Snowflakes that fall on my nose and eyelashes! These are a few of my favorite things!

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They were so excited that they were truly dancing around the yard.
It was so much fun and a few moments I hope I never forget.


You know it really is the little things in life that bring great joy.


We are also thankful for Aunt Dooney who is celebrating a birthday today!!! Happy Birthday!

50 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Let it snow indeed!

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  2. Yeah! Snow in Texas!!!! Growing up in San Antonio I remember it snowed 2 times growing up...when I was 7 and ten years later when I was 17. I know how exciting it is!!!!
    I know all of you will remember this moment!:)Great photos!!!

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  3. We had snow/sleet in Dallas last night too! I am so glad everyone enjoyed the fun and you sure got some great shots!

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  4. i'm in SE houston and it was sooooo awesome

    we were sooooooo excited and got enough to build a pretty big snowman!!

    hopefully yall did too!

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  5. Great for you!!! I love seeing the excitement with kids that dont see snow. IT is great! I will post some photos of our snow probably this weekend. QUite a bit of it..it is still falling. I would love to get a shot of the snow plow brigade as we call it. Picture 12 dump trucks lined up on the side of a main road..a big blower in front..filling each truck one by one...it would really be neat for some to see that live in the warmer areas...BTW..LOVE Your photos!!!

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  6. Welcome to our world!!!!
    I a so glad the kids got the chance for some gleeful joy! A fun early Christmas surprise!!!

    Love,
    Di

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  7. So glad the kids were able to enjoy just a bit of snow...magical moments for sure.

    Talk to you later~

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  8. I am so excited that you got at least a couple of flurries!! The kids look like they are having a ball out there. Beautiful pictures Kim!!

    Lisa

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  9. Hi Kim,
    How fun for you to get some snow. The pictures are great.

    We are now in the land of snow and I will soon be sick of it!

    Rachel

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  10. Sooo cute...how magical it must of felt!!!

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  11. Snow is awesome! I am so jealous over here in TN! Love that you caught the excitement!

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  12. how sweet Kim I am glad you captured the moment.

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  13. That picture of Kate with a snowflake on her nose is precious! You should frame that one. Let it snow!! Hope you guys get more this winter(we can dream right) :)

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  14. I heard about the snow on TV this morning and immediately thought about you guys! I love the picture of Kate with the snowflake on her nose, too cute!!!

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  15. Oh My! I know growing up in TX this is truly exciting! How fun! So glad your peanuts got to enjoy SNOW!

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  16. we are waiting on snow today here too and it never snows in December here.

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  17. What fun! The best thing is to see the looks on your children's faces.

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  18. I agree...pure joy! We might get a little this weekend...my boys are really hoping for a white Christmas!!

    p.s. I didn't realize you had lived in Houston before for 11 years!!!

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  19. What beautiful pictures - the pure joy shown on particularly Will and Harry's faces makes me smile!

    Did Harry make a secret birthday wish for snow?

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  20. that is the cutest dress ever!! I love the look of pure joy on all the kids faces and especially that huge beautiful smile on kates!!!!

    stacie

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  21. I Love the JOY! When I heard about Houston's snow on the news this morning I thought of you all. I am glad you had so much fun.

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  22. Boy did we get some SNOW here as well in BEAUMONT!!! The started falling somewhere close to midnight and it started falling heavier! TALK ABOUT A WINTER WONDERLAND!!! I cranked up the Christmas music and open the window and ENJOYED IT TO THE UTMOST! I couldnt wait until my 20mos old woke up this morning! We took lots of pictures of her and her dog enjoying their FIRST SNOWFALL!!! You are correct it doesn't snow much (especially in Southeast Texas)!! I have never seen SO MUCH SNOW (not flurries either) and SO MANY HUGE SNOWMEN in my life! LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!

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  23. That's so awesome you got snow in Texas!! Love the pictures :)

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  24. I had heard that from another friend that Texas had snow!!! That is awesomme for your kiddos!! I can tell they were happy about it!!!

    Debbie

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  25. We got 4 inches! Can you believe it? The boys have been playing in it all day. You are right, pure joy!!

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  26. Why it's a regular Christmas miracle Kim!!! So glad to see such big smiles all around!!!

    I love Kate's dress!!!!

    I am glad you enjoyed the white stuff...oddly, here in north country we have gray dismal rain!!!

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  27. Oh, How FUN! The kids look radient with joy.

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  28. Kim -

    How great! I grew up in Buffalo, so snow was usually an everyday occurrence. I am now in Baltimore and teach 4th grade. I know that when it starts snowing, my students go crazy...I can only imagine what snow in Texas must have been like!!

    Ashley

    PS - Where is Kate's dress from - I have a friend and she would love it for her daughter - I would would like to get it for x-mas!

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  29. How fun.. Everyone is getting snow.. of course except us...
    And those Matilda Jane outfits are soooooooo BEAUTIFUL..
    Have a Great Weekend..
    Hugs..

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  30. Love the pictures! Playing in the snow makes so many wonderful memories. We're still waiting for our first snow in Southern Illinois! It can't come fast enough!

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  31. Wow! I know that must have been amazing for you guys since you were probably not expecting to see snow for a very long time! Kate is so adorable in that dress, and your boys are just beautiful!

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  32. Glad it's there and not here!! Growing up I lived in Illinois with LOTS of snow and I DO NOT like snow!!! I noticed in yesterday's picture and in today's pictures that Kate's features are changing. She is losing that baby face and becoming a little young lady!!

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  33. Oh. That is the CUTEST thing ever!

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  34. Yeah!!!! Snow in TX!!! Enjoy it!!! We have a lot of snow here in Chicago...and more to come. I don't mind it at Christmas time...after the holidays, I'm over the snow thing.

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  35. Great photos! We've already had our share of snow and cold weather here in the Midwest.

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  36. Yippee! What a great post - I have been really behind in checking in on my friends...so sorry. Love these pictures, love the joy - a blessed Christmas, Kim. So happy for you!

    Love,
    Heather

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  37. Your pictures are always great! Course,.. you do have beautiful subjects too!!
    Love the pic of the snow on her nose.. you can almost see the shape of the snowflake! Awesome!

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  38. So cute!! Any snow is SO very fun when your're from the south!! :)

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  39. That is sweet! I bet they were thrilled, I love snow.
    I saw this on the news last night about the snow in Texas.

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  40. My family in New Orleans were emailing pictures all day - they were so excited!! In my neck of the woods, we take snow for granted... I just love seeing your children so delighted at the snowflakes on their faces! That is priceless!

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  41. What cute angels enjoying the snow. I agree, it's the little things that bring great joy.

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  42. I love these pictures Kim. They capture the kids pure joy and excitement.

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  43. what fun! i remember the one year it snowed in jacksonville florida (and STUCK to the ground)- on christmas eve day- the whole city had to shut down!!

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  44. Wow, even Texas has snow and we're STILL waiting in the Northeast! Enjoy!

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  45. Such fun pictures...thanks for sharing.

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  46. I am so glad that the little ones were able to see snow. It is so enchanting at Christmastime. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for thinking of us this Christmas season, we are sending good cheer your way very soon!

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  47. We live near Dallas and all this week we were in Virginia. I can't believe it snowed so much in Houston while we were gone!

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  48. What great and fun pictures! Wonderful memories!!

    Please have a very Merry Christmas!

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  49. What great and fun pictures! Wonderful memories!!

    Please have a very Merry Christmas!

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