Sunday, March 6, 2011

Warm weather is returning...

Ron and I moved to Texas way back in 1976.  Ryan was just 2 years old, and we were a very young military family.  I can still remember the amazement I felt when I first experienced the sheer vastness of this state.  We arrived on Memorial Day Weekend; listening to a NASCAR race for most of the drive.  I can still remember thinking to myself that SURELY we would get to Ft. Hood before the race ended.  I soon learned that there was a lot of truth in a bumper sticker I saw which read, "The sun is riz, the sun is set, and I ain't outta Texas yet!"
The second thing that amazed me about Texas was the weather.  While I haven't seen it yet, there is bound to be a bumper sticker that says, "If you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a day.  It will change."  In an earlier post I complained about the ice and snow that we have had.  I know it didn't amount to much in comparison to the weather most of the country has had, but we hated it.  Living here has thinned my blood and I don't tolerate the cold very well.  Luckily, I don't get sick often, but everyone I love seems to stay sick through the cold winter months.  
Recently, the weather has started to turn, the sun is shining again, the temperatures are rising, and good health is starting to return.  We are all thankful for the change, but I think the grandchildren are the most appreciative. These are a few shots of our first warm day on the deck in quite a long time.

Sophie & Maggie playing "chase me and take my stick..."


Sweet Seth comforting Maggie after a fall...


Sophie trying to find the perfect spot to sit...


She hasn't found it yet...


Ahhh, perfect!


Finding a spot to rest after a game of ball tag...


Seth laughing at Miss Sophie's independence.   

Welcome back Texas weather!!

1 comment:

The monkey bunch said...

Looks wonderful! I hope we are only a couple weeks away from that. At least we are in the high 40's and 50's now! Yeah us!