Quite surprisingly, we got snow today.
Huge fluffy perfect-for-building-snowmen flakes fell from the mid-afternoon sky, and immediately following Jason exclaiming, "It's snowing!" I heard the girls run to get their coats and boots. They were immensely tickled at the unexpected magic, especially since our house is now devoid of most holiday decorations--including out tree--and our days are considerably more regular.
After last year's immense snowfall, this year's weather has been a bit of a disappointment to them. Sydney had come to believe that every Christmas is a white Christmas, and every winter is a snowy winter. She learned the bitter truth this year: we might get snow, but we rarely have a white Christmas.
And we rarely have snow that sticks around for very long.
Even today's snowfall is supposed to be gone by tomorrow morning, washed away in unsympathetic and dream-destroying rain.
Still, a short-lived romp in the snow is better than nothing.
I'm sure those who were caught in the afternoon commute were less than tickled with the snow that snarled the roadways (I-5 was stalled from downtown Portland to Woodburn...gah! and even now I hear someone spinning their tires trying to get up the hill near our house), but we rather enjoyed it here at home.
A few more of my snowday pictures are over at Flickr.
More December Views pictures here.