Thursday, December 11, 2008

The end of the world is here! (Snow in Houston)

Just to let you all know it is official, "The End of the World is Here!" and it isn't coming in the form of Global Warming.

Here in Houston the outside temperature was 81 degrees according to the car on Tuesday afternoon. In a matter of 10 minutes the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. By the next morning the temperature was hanging out around 34 degrees. Then the "rain" came. It started to fall like snow. WE were so excited. My kiddos have not seen snow fall in years. They ones were jumping, yelling and crying with joy in the streets. (So was there mom - dad, well not so much.)

The exciting part was that it didn't stop all afternoon. The kiddos actually came inside because they got too cold and it wasn't sticking. We were so upset because the videos don't show the huge flakes that we were catching on our tongues.

Then night fell. After the sun went down the rain/snow started again. This time is only lasted for a few hours but it was so beautiful and exciting. Pooker was at a meeting at church and one of her dear friends was giddy when he saw the snow. Pooker "taught" him how to make a snowball and he and his sister ran through the parking lot "fighting" and laughing the entire time. She and I headed home, picked up a few of the other kiddos that were still awake and went out searching for parked cars. That was the only place the snow had stuck to in our area.

These nighttime pictures show the snow falling. I still can't believe that I have these pictures to post from Houston. The sad thing is that it stopped falling while we were playing and was almost melted by the time we got back to the house. It didn't last long, but it sure was fun.
A friend stated on his facebook that he "survived the Houston snow storm of 08". This was a nothing 'storm' but is sure brought us tons of joy. Thank you God for that early Christmas gift.

The crazy thing is that it is supposed to be in the mid-70's on Saturday again.

Only in Houston . . . When living in St. Louis we would always say that if you don't like the weather just wait until tomorrow. In Houston if you don't like the weather just wait 10 minutes.

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