Vintage Valerie: A Texas “Snow” Day

I haven’t lived anywhere that was as warm all year long as central Texas.  It was a real bummer to cook Thanksgiving dinner in 90 degree heat. The winters were mild, and, for someone who enjoys all four seasons, this was a disappointment. We didn’t really get snow, but occasionally we got sleet and ice. We’ve had a mild winter here this year, too. In fact, it’s reminding me of Texas! But today, the temperatures are low enough to give us some sleet outside – nothing like the pictures I’m sharing, but it reminded me of this exciting day, back in early 2007.

We had a large area to mow when we pastored in Burnet, Texas. When we got an unexpected ice storm, Terry rigged up the church’s riding lawn mower to a homemade sled and took the kids for a ride. I managed to grab my camera and dash outside to take a few snapshots. As I recall, I didn’t even put a coat on, so the pictures were quick. I was caring for four young children, two of whom were in diapers. Snapping photos was low on my list of priorities back then. At least I have a few memories from those busy days which are now mostly a blur.

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Mitchell enjoying his turn.

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Riding together is so much better.

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I love Lauren’s face in this one!

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Hang on!

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Leslie was only 18 months old, so she just went out to pose for photos.

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Daddy, AKA, the “chauffeur”, with two of his passengers.

Thank you for joining me for a trip back in time!

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3 thoughts on “Vintage Valerie: A Texas “Snow” Day

  1. Those photos are so cute, and it is hard to believe how much the children have grown. I’m glad you captured those moments.
    Love,
    Mother

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