"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Welcome to Perfect Moment Monday sponsored by Lori over at Write Mind Open Heart (formerly Weebles Wobblog). Lori says that "Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between."

We had snow today. Now, for some of you, snow in December isn't a momentous occasion. Here in NC, not only does it rarely snow a significant amount in December, but it is never those gloriously wet fluffy flakes that pack together to make a perfect snowball. WE GOT THAT KIND OF SNOW. The snow started falling Christmas night and it took until about 4 am today for the snow to start covering the roads. We woke up to a winter wonderland and the snow was still falling.

Every time we get snow, the boys want to build a snowman and, every time, we manage to make a pile of snow that we can stick a face on but it isn't a real snowman and it leaves us vaguely unsatisfied. NOT THIS YEAR! This was the perfect snow for rolling snowballs across the yard and piling them into snowmen. I got to build not one, not two, but three fabulous snowmen. Even Gabe rallied long enough to join us outdoors and help on the snowmen for a little while. Not only did we get to have fun in the snow but each of my boys (even the teen) was happy to play in the snow with mom.
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Kakunaa said...

Now, see, I live near the Poconos in PA, and we were too far west for much of the storm. Philly got more than we did. I have MAYBE an inch of very dry, blowing snow on the ground, and you could make snowmen. Hmph. LOL. I'm so glad you guys got a winter wonderland miracle :) Merry Christmas!

battynurse said...

Very cool. Glad you all got to make snow men.

Lavender Luz said...

What a terrific Christmas present! Being able to build the perfect snowman is such a bunch of perfect moments.

On the other hand, BRRRR!

Another Dreamer said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! And the snowmen are soooo adorable. It's been years since I built a snowman (and mine never looked that good!) Sounds like great fun :)

PFM said...

Great pics. I love your snowmen. I forget how beautiful snow is b/c we are always covered in it!

Tonya said...

What great snowmen! We got a bunch of snow today, so I suspect my kids will be outside tomorrow creating snow creatures of some type!

RobinJP said...

Oh, lovely... you've certainly built some memories there. Beautiful.

Jem said...

Love your pics! The snow is so beautiful and fluffy!

No snow here in No California. Just rain. We have to go up to the mountains to see the snow. I'm jealous!

~Jem (ICLW #5)

Vee said...

WOW How wonderful!
Not only is it summer here but we NEVER get snow. Great snowman.

Meari said...

Great pics. You'd think with all the snow I get every year that I'd make at least one snowman, but no. LOL