Skip to main content

Chilly weather

It's only snowed about three times ever, since we've moved here nearly nine years ago. These images were taken last week and our kids were hoping that school would have been canceled, but their wishes didn't come true. Apparently our pool and spa have an anti-freezing mode that we didn't realize we have.
When I woke up the morning after the very light snowfall, our waterfalls had come on automatically to prevent the pipes from freezing. That was handy! It kind of startled me when I thought someone had turned them on manually.
Lindsey and Kelly had covered the Pygmy Date Palm trees the night before when we heard the forecast for freezing temperatures. Lindsey always thinks of the plants. She's got quite the green thumb, and the thought hadn't occurred to me.
The Pottery Barn pillows I got on clearance and the Target chairs on clearance (great finds!) were iced over slightly, but you cannot tell here.
It's beginning to look a lot--for Austin--like Christmas!
Lindsey also took the potted plant into the garage for safety. Those plants are lucky to have her.
The rooftop has a light dusting of snow and it was exciting for everyone! I know, I know, it's no blizzard. But when it snows here in Austin, it's kind of big thing.
By the way, it was trash pick-up day. I don't normally store our recycle dumpster in the driveway, in case you were wondering. You weren't? Well, I just wanted to be sure.


Cassie said…
I am visiting my family in St. George for Christmas and we got 4 inches here~ They had a snow day for school!!
Lonna said…
You got way more than we did, but it was enough to get Gwen all riled up about making snowmen.

What a sweet girl Lindsay is for taking care of all the little plants. I think that she is so cute.
Bobbi said…
I'm glad you got snow!

Popular posts from this blog

Fun with Ninnies and Nini

Our family got to attend the monthly stake temple day at the Taipei temple on Saturday.   Lindsey and Christopher did their temple work, then waited outside on the beautiful grounds and at the chapel next door until we were finished with our session. After that, we enjoyed hamburgers at a place we heard about called California Grill, then did some exploring.
Lindsey arrived last week from Rexburg, completing 32 credit hours and her first year of college at Brigham Young University-Idaho. We are so glad to have her home with us!  She will be with us until she starts school again in September and will be taking two classes online in the meantime.  In addition to Lindsey's arrival, we've been blessed to have the company of 7-year-old Nini (her real name is Yeh Min-Yu) with us this week.  She's so darling and we love having her around too.  It's kind of funny that when Lindsey was a little toddler and she could not say her name well, she called herself Ninnies.  So we h…

Isaac's creation

One year ago today, this little angel came into our world, sent directly from heaven, without a doubt.  Isaac is our fourth child, but the first that I gave birth to.  He was the result of a successful fertility treatment called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), our first and only attempt.  The fact that I was 48 years old when I got pregnant, is a miracle in and of itself.  I had long since given up the idea of ever being able to experience pregnancy and childbirth after having been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, until a rare contact from a dear friend had renewed my desire.  This is the story of how Isaac came to be, and the loving environment that welcomed him.  Take note of the numerous small miracles along the way, leading up to our pursuing this dream.

There was a three-week window of opportunity when our family had come to our Austin home for the holidays, while we were living in Taiwan for one year.  My long, lost friend sent us a beautiful Christmas card, perhaps the fi…

Flagstaff House Executive Chef Mark Monette's Family Legacy

Mark Monette, executive chef and partner of Flagstaff House, has been the man behind the scenes in the kitchen for countless special occasions and celebrations. This fine dining restaurant situated a few miles up Flagstaff Road in Boulder, perched at the Flatirons' edge with a bird's-eye view of the city, is where Monette has spent more than three decades fine-tuning his craft in this family run business. The restaurant and staff have received accolades and notoriety locally and nationally, including recognition for being named "Top Ten Restaurant in Boulder," "Most Romantic Restaurants in America" and "Best American Cuisine and Best Wine Selection." (This article is from a Q&A interview I did with him in February, 2017.)
Your father, Don Monette, bought the Flagstaff House in 1971 when you were 10 years old. What do you remember about the restaurant back in those days?
"We would come up here in the summer and work, and it was just busy al…