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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'd like to migrate south

Our heat has now been on for two and a half hours, and it still isn't up to the temperature I like. I just checked the weather, and it's 19 degrees outside, which might explain why the furnace is having difficulty heating our apartment. Yesterday I complained to Brandon that I am done with snow for winter, and he remarked that we have only had two snowstorms so far. Growing up in North Carolina, however, that's one more than is necessary for each winter. And we're not halfway through December yet.


Our first snowstorm was a week and a half ago, on Saturday. Saturday was also the day we planned to go get our Christmas tree. I had planned on taking the camera, taking cute pictures of Kathleen picking out her first Christmas tree (last year she was only a lump in her car seat and didn't count for anything) and making family memories. However, by the time we skidded our way to the lot, sloshed through the mud, and made one circuit of the lot, we bought the first tree we had seen, dumped it into the trunk, and headed home. So much for memories.

After shaking as much snow off in the carport, we set the tree up inside and let it rain for awhile on towels before we ventured putting electric lights in it. Luckily, Kathleen was in bed by this time and so the tree was unmolested until the morning. So far she has left the tree largely alone, but the other day, I did catch her with the bottom of a glass ornament in her mouth. As long as she doesn't bite down, we should be fine.

7 comments:

dixonfamily said...

Brandon, "Are those wood shingles? Let me show you something..." I couldn't resist after seeing your face in the picture!
I sent Keyan and Jeff to get a tree this year. They went and chopped one down together and had a great time. Last year was not one of those happy tree hunting outings for us either. Screaming children tend to make cold, wet and windy weather even less bearable. It will all be funny when we get older, right?!

Paula Henderson said...

I probably shouldn't gloat, but yesterday in Raleigh it was 81, which was an all-time record high for the entire month of December. OK, we're having the worst drought ever, but the weather is nice! Dad and I had a great bike ride yesterday. :-) I do love the South.

Laura said...

I'm a little jealous of your snow, to tell the truth. But then again, after a day, I'd probably be sick of it anyway. :) I was checking out your Picassa pictures. And Kathleen is SO cute. Holy cow. :)

The Reese's said...

I'm sorry about the snow. After Boston, I feel your pain. Just think - next winter you should be in DC, which has much less snow that Utah. Oops - I think I hear Nathan playing with Christmas ornaments... I should probably go do something about that.

Josh & Amanda said...

I agree with you...I hate snow. We definitely miss Phoenix and would go back in a heartbeat! But, I love your tree, isn't Christmas fun? Good luck keeping little hands off the tree. If you come up with something that works, let me know!

UnkaDave said...

Thanks for the great blog entries! The pictures almost make me feel grandfatherly - and then I remember she always cries when I hold her. Oh well, maybe some day a grandchild will value me....
Dad

Jake & Rachelle said...

Your tree looks great! We only decorate the top half of the tree so that Kayden can't reach the ornaments. Send some snow this way, we never get much. Happy Holidays!