I think this might be the end of the world as we know it…. at the same time that folks in Maine and Vermont were enjoying balmy temperatures and sunshine, we Texans were getting our first snow in years.
Last Friday James and I were at the grocery store gathering up last minute party supplies for Ryder's birthday sleepover. We walked out with our cart and found ourselves right smack in the midst of a snowfall. You could have heard a pin drop. Everyone, EVERYONE, around us was in silent, gob-smacked awe.
Now you must understand, we haven't seen so much as single flake in six years. SIX! So you must know that this was a show stopper.
We raced home and ran outside to soak it in with the brothers.
It was like a quiet miracle. White magic. Not a flake stuck. It was gone as quickly as it came.
Still, Ryder says that his very first snow sighting (and Jasper's too!) was "the best birthday present ever."
I have to agree. There's something so right about seeing the melty wonder of Texas snowflakes and the fleeting days of childhood all swirled together. In that one brief and shining moment you know, you just KNOW, that this is the good stuff.
Don't forget to get all your entries in on the Julie and Julia contest! I will be drawing our winner tonight!