Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dreaming of a White... Thanksgiving?!

When I learned we were moving to Utah, the first thing I thought was "SNOW!!!" I couldn't wait to get here and get to winter so I could enjoy some real, honest to goodness snow! After all, living in both California and Texas, snow wasn't terribly regular and when it did snow it was always wet or icy. Never pretty, fluffy snow. Heck, I didn't even believe in fluffy, powdery snow. I cynically balked at the idea that snow could be powdery.

Well, I'm a believer now. This last weekend, we got the first real snow of the season. It snowed a bit at the beginning of November, too, but it wasn't much and it melted off the next morning. Thankfully, we were both off for the Thanksgiving holiday, so the snow coming down was something we got to enjoy from inside the house, through the picture window, with hot cocoa in hand. 


Our lovely little house was covered in snow...

But the best part when when I woke up Saturday morning and the snow had returned. Everything was absolutely covered in the most lovely powdery snow! 

I sat and watched through the picture window in our living room as the snow fell for hours. I've never seen anything so pretty. I wish I could get a picture that would capture exactly how sparkly the snow here is. When the sun-light hits it, it looks like crushed diamonds. And when it's dark and the lights hit it, it sparkles. It's so pretty!

The locals (ha, I'm a local now!!) say the 3 or 4 inches we got this last weekend wasn't a whole lot for Utah, so I'm looking forward to much more snow. I hope we have a cold, snowy season.

For now, the snow has stuck around because it's so, so cold here. It was 6 degrees when I left for work this morning and Matt said it's supposed to get down to 2 degrees tonight. My hands literally went numb between the car and the house the other night. It's the coldest I've ever been for sure. And, I love it!

It just makes me feel so festive. I cannot wait for Christmas!

Then again, I've been feeling festive since Halloween, when we bought our christmas tree! Here's hoping for a snowy-white Christmas to go with our snowy-white Thanksgiving!!

Man, I love Utah!!