January 23, 2009

as close as we will get

Living in the southern part of Florida certainly has it's perks... warm weather being at the top of the list at this time of year when we see all of the below zero temperatures on the weather maps! It does get cold here though... sometimes. Yesterday morning, walking out into the world, there was a layer of shimmering frost... adorning the tops of the cars... clinging to the fresh green blades of grass. It was beautiful... and as close as we will get to the snow that my kids are always hoping for. The first year we lived in here, Laura waited at the window on her birthday. Just leaned on the window sill and waited... for snow. It was all she wanted... and of course, it was something that we could just not make happen for her. She has seen snow... played in it and loved it. Camden, too... When we have travelled to Virginia for Christmases past, they occasionally got their snow wishes granted. The last Christmas there was the opportunity for snow was the year Eric was stationed in Charleston. Though it was very cold... and snow was predicted, it never came. And so it has been a long time... since we have had the chance to play in the snow. But... we have our memories...


Gosh... it really has been a long, long time...

3 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such great photos...and good memories. Maybe one year you should take them to Colorado....skiing. There WILL be snow. :)

carie said...

Love those pics! Miss you!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is so sweet. I wish I could give you some of our snow...