The Great Texas Blizzard of Aught-Three

Alright, “Great Blizzard” is an overstatement, but when you live in central Texas, you take what you can get in the snow department. We had a bit of accumulated snow this morning upon waking — not enough to actually build anything significant, but certainly enough to cause the children to burst into our bedroom before we were awake, shouting their excitement at the meager dusting.

Emily proceeded to gather all the snow from the backyard that she could find and collect it in a bucket. After scouring the trampoline and the back deck, she had just about filled the container, but the cold drove her back inside before she completed her snowman-building plans. She’s still planning to continue, but it’s 34° and rising now, so her window of opportunity is limited.