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The First Snow of the Season

We’ve had snow twice this week already. Saturday morning Logan and Madeline were so excited to wake up to a beautiful blanket of white snow. They quickly threw on jackets, shoes, socks, and hats (Madeline even put snow pants over her PJs) before heading out the door to build two baby snowmen.

first snowman 2011

I’m often asked “Do you get snow in Albuquerque?” Yes, we do…but just not as frequent as some of our colder neighbors.

Snow comes and goes here, never really sticking around for long than a day. In my opinion, it’s the best of both. We get snow, have some fun playing in it, but don’t (for the most part) have to deal with the mess it creates.

In the 6 years we’ve lived here, February of 2011 was the coldest, longest lasting snow we’ve seen due to freak temperatures below -10 with the wind chill.

For the most part snow is a novelty. Next year though, we’ll be off in snowy Boulder, Colorado with more snow than we probably will know what to do with. Perhaps we will actually have enough snow for a family of snowmen.

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow? Do you love it or hate it?

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Jenn

Friday 16th of December 2011

Your daughter is so cute in the 1st photo!

I live in Denver. It doesn't snow as much here either, though it can get really cold.

And the temperature fluctuate like crazy. It was summer on Thanksgiving (70 degrees) and then in May we'll have snow.

Garnet

Tuesday 6th of December 2011

I'm remembering a year - maybe 2008 - when Albuquerque had 15-20 inches Christmas weekend and about the same New Year's weekend. I shoveled snow off the driveway and brushed snow off the cars when it got to be 4" ... and again when it got to be another 4" ... and again ... and again.

Somewhere I have a picture of our patio table with all that snow.

Suzi

Tuesday 6th of December 2011

We had our second snow of the year, too! But we live in southeast Arizona. I think there is one snow plow for a county the size of RI but how cares! Snow in the early winter is truly a delight. Now if we can get some for Christmas morning - ah, prefection.

Deena H.

Monday 5th of December 2011

I live in Boulder. Are you moving here? We've gotten snow three times this week. The temp. when I woke up this morning was ZERO. Brrr. Snow is super fun and, at least in Colorado, pretty easy to drive in as it is often a "dry snow". Sometimes, ours goes from snow to steam and skips the slush stage altogether. :)

Katie

Monday 5th of December 2011

We are moving there sometime next year!

Ang

Monday 5th of December 2011

It can stop snowing now! Monday at lunchtime here in Rio Rancho and I think we have enough snow. Pray your kids are enjoying their snowday.