I picked a doozy of a post to be my 1st post back after more than a year of not blogging. Dates and links and photos OH MY! Well, here we go...
It's been pretty cold here lately, so I decided to pick up where I left off on the Book of Me project (out of order of course) by talking about SNOW.
It's only snowed 5 times in my hometown of Lake Charles, LA in my lifetime:
February 7, 1988 (1.6 inches) First time either Dave or I saw snow.
This is one of my favorite pics. My dad and I are having such a serious conversation! Plus it kinda looks like we're in Narnia.
December 1989 it snowed the same week my sister-in-law Melissa was born. I was getting snowed on too, but in VA. My parents and grandparents and 2 of my uncles had Christmas at a friend's home.
December 2008 & 2009 snow flurries happened in Lake Charles, but less than half an inch each time.
And this past January 2014... a whopping .1 inches!! But it was so unusually cold for coastal Louisiana that we ended up having a total of 5 "snow days" from school! The funniest part was that grocery shopping the night before was panic-level "pre-hurricane", but instead of people buying out all the cases of water and batteries... almost every store in town was out of roux. HAHA!
Other memorable snow experiences:
Christmas Challenge Retreat (1997??) on Lookout Mountain in Georgia with the youth group at Sale Street Baptist Church. My husband David and I were actually both on this trip, although we didn't know each other yet! I'll have to hunt down some pictures from this.
Ski trip to Maine in January 2008
11-month-old Isaac came with us when we went skiing in Sugarloaf, Maine with our friends the Tarver family.
I have a photobook of this, but the original digital photos are lost and I can't share the book via the snapfish website like I can shutterfly.
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Christmas in Grapevine 2012:
This magical Christmas when, for the 1st time in 20 years, it snowed in Dallas, TX... while we were there... on Christmas Day.