photo pulled from my InstagramI grew up in the dessert where it rarely snows in the winter. I remember my parents waking my brothers and I up in the middle of the night once, when we were young, to watch the snow fall because it was that rare! The first winter after Eric and I were married we experienced my first "snow day" (that I can remember), and it was a total joke to those who have lived in snow. We woke up to snow everywhere which was exciting!... but it had melted away by 11am, ha ha! But my home town wasn't equipped to to have the buses travel in safety to school and well? Snow just kind of shuts the town down, so it was an exciting morning to have school and work cancelled :)
This will be my fourth year living in the snooooow. I always dread this time of year because the first time I experienced a "real" winter, I also experienced seasonal depression for the first time. I am usually a happy girl and the idea of being in that dark place again really terrifies me!
Last night we had our first "real" snow where it actually felt like winter. Eric was so sweet and let me trade date night for a much needed girls night. When it was time to go home, my friend and I were about to run out to the car, we decided to take a couple pictures in the snow. As we were laughing hysterically and freezing our buns off (I stupidly forgot my coat, I'm not cut out for winter!) trying to get a picture (or 20) I realized I was experiencing true joy in the snow! Maybe I was on a little high from girls night, maybe I was sleep deprived and totally delirious? Or maybe my sweet angel baby has me looking at life in a totally different way! I'm not so scared of winter because I have my little bestie to spend my days with. And if kids don't make snow magical, I don't know what will! Plus, the snow finally makes it feel like Christmas really is right around the corner :)
So I'm sure as soon as the new year begins I will be crying about the freezing weather and slick roads... but until then? Let it snow!
P.S. Pray that I don't wreck my new car this winter even though I've already scratched the paint ;)
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