Thursday, November 09, 2006

Loving Texas


For anybody who lives "up North" I would like to apologize in advance for what I'm about to write. Sorry. :)

Texas has such BEAUTIFUL weather! It is the ninth of November and it is 77 degrees at my house! The boys and I spent the morning outside playing on the trampoline and exploring the woods and riding tricycles. We were wearing shorts. Henry got so hot that there was sweat dripping down his face. We made lemonade. Yesterday we went to the park and collected pretty fall leaves.

It's just so unusual for me! The last few years living in Montana were wonderful--it is a beautiful place. That being said, I just don't like being cold. And as pretty as it is, it freezes so early that there is no "fall color" in the leaves. They just freeze and fall off the tree green. A typical day up there would have been capped off by hot chocolate, listening to a chorus of "But my hands are still so cold, Mommy!"

So all in all, this is really pretty heavenly to me!

7 comments:

kelly said...

have to agree. there are many parts of east texas that are not my favorite, but this time of year, the weather is beautiful! Jon and I were talking at lunch and the trees seem especially colorful today.

Michelle said...

No apologies necessry. I live in Colorado and it was 79 degrees yesterday! Can you believe that? But it is supposed to snow tomorrow:-)

Shanygne said...

Fall ALMOST makes up for summer, but not quite... I am ready to move north and have some snow, real seasons, and even the occasional blizzard or two... although I am thoroughly in touch with the fact that my family will probably perish in our first winter, I am ready!
(You better save this comment, and remind me of it next year when I am whining of being so cold...)

Ginger said...

My Texas kids talk about missing the snow and we hate our cold, cold winters. We sit under blankets and run our ceramic heater. I have slept with my electric blanket on year round. If my kids were little I sure would not miss having to put all those winter duds on to let them go play in the snow and Texas would be great. I don't enjoy coming to TX in August and finding it 113 degrees either. That's when Lindsey misses our beaches and beautiful summertime in Michigan. I guess I love Aruba best of all...I can't wait to come see your state in two weeks, but the weather really has NOTHING to do with it.
PS Yes, it was the piercing bday for Jen. She totally changed her mind and has forgotten all about it. She just wants to pierce her ear again and that's fine with me :)

Marybeth said...

It sounds wonderful there and I'm so glad you are in Texas...wish we were there too! Florida is great this time of year too. Gotta love it!

Beth said...

Totally agree!!:)

mary said...

it sounds like you had a wonderful fall day, I'm so happy for you and the boys getting to enjoy all these special times together.