It’s a white Christmas in Texas y’all!
We had plans to go to a Christmas party, had family over to babysit, and were heading down the driveway when we realized that we weren’t going anywhere. It was SNOWING!
I know there are some places in Texas where it snows semi-regularly, but we live in South Texas where this is so, so rare. I’ve lived here most of my life, and had a few times where we’ve had a dusting of snow, bit nothing like this. This was REAL snow!
We went to bed with it snowing and woke up to a winter wonderland. Our 6.5-acre property was completely covered with snow on the ground and in the trees as far as we could see.
As Texans, we read all the books about winter, and pretend that Christmas is cold and snowy and wonderful. All while wearing shorts and flip flops well into December. Just having an actual cold day is usually enough to stir up excitement around town, but snow?!
Snow is completely magical. Stepping through the soft, fluffy, white snow and seeing it collect on the trees and leaves felt like something out of a dream.
As soon as the sun began to rise, we knew we had to get outside fast before the sun melted all of this beautiful snow away. We bundled up the best we could in fleece pajamas, jackets, hats, and gloves and headed outside.
I tried to get a picture of the baby in the snow (in big sister’s 4T jacket because she doesn’t even have one!), but she was not at all interested in sitting on the freezing cold white stuff.
The big kids had way more fun with it! Gabriella and Preston took off without minding the cold or wet at all. Snowball fights, snowmen, snow angels, oh my. It was a truly magical morning that will be etched in my mind forever. One of the best times of my life.
I looked at Gabriella enjoying the snow so much, and thought how neat it will be if it snows again in 30 years and she can tell her own kids about this very day.
Snow. Pinch me. I just have to keep saying it to believe it. It was just this morning, but the sun has already melted most of the snow away. If all we have left is memories, I’d say we made enough to last a lifetime.