Diane texted me on Thursday afternoon that she was seeing snowflakes while running errands, so naturally I hustled outside and sure enough, it was snowing:
Not gonna lie, this impressed me. Have I mentioned that it hardly ever snows here?
Jeff came home and because it was supposed to freeze overnight, started moving plants into the garage; then we rushed off to meet the Renegades for dinner at a restaurant just down the road from our neighborhood. I happened to be sitting facing the windows when I saw snow, actual snow, accumulating on the vehicles parked outside! Woohoo!! Then I got to hold a baby:
And got distracted for an hour.
But then, I passed him over to Karen, and took some pictures, and if you can bear to look beyond the cuteness, look out the window:
That car was covered in snow!!!
We left the restaurant and could not resist taking some pictures and throwing a few snowballs at each other:
It was a winter wonderland!!!
This snow was so fluffy! Totally shave ice territory. Best snow I've ever experienced...and OK, tasted. I couldn't resist!
I wasn't expecting it, but Karen threw a snowball at Diane, who was acting like this was no big deal. She's from Michigan, but still - it was huge for Texas!
Selfie in the snow - the flakes were still falling!
It was surreal driving while the snow was falling - it looked like a special effect from the movies!
Waiting at a stoplight, I couldn't resist rolling down the window and taking a picture.
The snow-covered yew tree.
Our volunteer oak tree looked positively majestic!
...and that would be Jeff, in shorts, in the snow. Never change, Jeff. I lightened up this shot so you could not only see him better, but also the snow that was still falling!
I always have to take a picture of the Sago palm on our rare snow occasions.
It was still impressive the next morning!
I stayed in bed, looking out at the snowy trees and pretending that I was in a mountain cabin.
I also got to experience snowfall, round two, when the snow started melting midway through the next morning - it would fall from the trees every minute or so and was really pretty - it was hard to get a picture of that happening, but here's one:
The backyard ground didn't get as much snow thanks to the tree cover - but you can see the snow falling in this shot.