Friday, February 4, 2011


Starting sometime in December Luke began to pray for snow just about every night. At the very end of his nightly prayer he would say, “And please make it snow. Amen.” From time to time I would remind him that the huge snow we had last year was completely out of the ordinary and it probably would not snow like that again for a long time. But, he continued with his prayers.

Then one day we received a phone call from my in-laws who live in South Carolina. They told us they had a bunch of snow and even sent some pictures. Luke realized he needed to revise his prayer. That night the end of his prayer was, “And please make it snow. In TEXAS. Amen.” And this prayer has been said almost every single night.

Late last night and into today the prayers of this boy were answered!

And while we do not have the huge snow we had last year, we do have a very respectable eight inches or so! It did not take Luke long to plan out his day. He wanted to play in the back yard with Brody, go sledding down this big hill in our neighborhood, and of course, build a snowman.

When we let Brody the Beagle out for his first snow he went crazy. He loved it so much and buried his head deep in the snow and then came up to eat it. Luke started to run outside to play with Brody and I quickly stopped him. I informed him that he was not going to go out and play in pajamas while barefoot. He ran to his room and quickly returned looking like this.

Yep, this child is in pjs, a light jacket, and rain boots. 

What ya diggin' for??

This dog is freezing cold, but would not come in the house!

Hey Brody, Momma wants you to look over there for a picture!

Oh, and when Luke came in and I removed his galoshes I found that he did not put socks on!

We all got bundled up and then headed over to our big hill and it was time for sledding!!

First trip down!


Oh my, my Momma has lost her mind!!

Daddy and Luke!

Here goes Joshua!!

Taking this picture was a fun.  You've got to watch, take the picture, and move fast!!

We did not have lift tickets.

Racing with Mom!

A race with Dad!

You know you are having fun when you forget to grab your tube!

Don't hit Dad!!!

This makes me laugh!

No, I could not put down the camera to help him up!

Oh, at one point, our friend who was with us determined that Luke was not flying down the hill fast enough. She then decided to run and give him a good push. This was absolutely hilarious as Luke squealed the entire time down and she barely managed not to fall down the hill. Yay for Josh for getting a good picture of that!

After we got home I made yummy grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch, along with some chips and guacamole. Yummy, yum, yum. Then we all took a little nap.

Next up, it was time for the Stewart Snowman. As luck would have it, we had no carrots at the house and this bothered Luke. He felt that the only suitable object for a nose was a carrot. We looked all through the kitchen and house and came up with the following:  coal eyes, a tomato nose, a scarf, and a cowboy hat. Since Luke is the official stick collector on our block, we had no problems locating arms for our snowman.

Here is the Stewart Snowman of 2011. Not optimal snow for building. Oh well!

And of course, we had to have a snowball fight. Let it be known that just because you are a kid, does not mean that people will have mercy on you. Luke was pummeled and it was hilarious. Do not feel sorry for him though. He did not go easy on us either!

Luke pre-made his snowballs. 

Get him!
HIT!  Ha, ha, ha...oh, sorry....his Momma should not be laughing. 

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