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I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

First Snowman December 24, 2008

Filed under: Family,Kids — Lori @ 1:34 pm

The girls and Kevin were finally able to successfully build a snowman yesterday.  They had fun doing that and running around in the snow. 


In the paper yesterday (but it was delivered today!) they showed the annual snow amounts for the last 132 years in a graph.  In the winter of 1892-93 the Portland area had 60.9 inches on snow!  On one day in December 1892, 14 inches fell.  It is kind of interesting to look at the cycle of snow in the last 132 years and see that there are periods of little to no snow and then winters that get way above average.  Kind of blows the global warming theory if you ask me.  There are cycles in weather – there always have been and always will be.  It was interesting to look at the snow totals on the graph and see that this storm that seemed so very severe and out of character isn’t necessarily.  You can pass that information on to your husband after he is done shoveling your driveway!

Kevin shoveling

Kevin shoveling

 It warmed up quite a bit this morning and things were thawing out.  That is good overall, except that our backyard looks like a war zone with pieces of branches everywhere.  As the ice and snow melted in the trees it came crashing down.  I guess I shouldn’t complain (unless that branch we saw fall between the trailer and the fence actually hit the trailer) because losing a few branches is nothing compared to losing a tree or having a large limb land on your house.  We are counting our blessings.

Merry Christmas!  Stay safe and warm and enjoy your families.  We sure are.

2 Responses to “First Snowman”

  1. Mom Alice Says:

    The pictures came through very clearly this time and it looks like Kalindi, Kira and their Daddy were having fun!
    Merry Christmas! Hopefully, you got to have your Christmas Eve service at church last night. Ours was very nice. Nancie even had a solo and Joesie, Joni’s 3 year old even sang with the Mothers and daughters of the Nancie, Hazel and Tetterud girls! She stole the show like flower girls do at weddings.

    Love you all, Mom

  2. Sean and Lori Jackson Says:

    I think that snowman’s face is the cutest I’ve ever seen! Looking forward to seeing you guys soon!

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