Sunday, December 20, 2009

Daddy's snow....

So - my dad has been on my mind a LOT for like the last 10 days or so. I have felt his precense more and more. It was kind of a mixture of happiness and love and then sadness for missing him.  Two days ago, I all but felt him sitting in the car with me.  His presence was SO intense.  I started crying.  I just couldn't figure out why he was here.  Did he have a message for me or something?  Was something about to happen?

Then, WHAM! 

SNOW!  Snow, snow and more snow!  More snow than we've ever seen in December since 1908, I think!

To say my father loved snow is about as big of an under-statement as you can make.  It's like saying he "enjoyed breathing" - snow was essential to him!   In fact, when Global Warming hit and we stopped getting as much snow as we used to, we were all surprised that he didn't pickup and move north! 

Dad was the best meterologist (by hobby) there was. He was ususally darn right, too!   And as soon as the first flakes were on the way, he'ld be gone!  Out in his jeep "storm chasing" the snow! 

Since his passing (2 years ago), we have had three snow storms!  We all knew he was "working things on the other side!"  Then, BAM - this weeks snow hit with an awesome force! 

The snow started accumulating right away!

Impromptu snowball fight in the front yard.

Large snowball aiming for Austin's head!

Logan ridiculously under dressed!

The next morning!!!!!!

Family portrait of my olderst baby, Mason, his girlfriend Lory and their baby, Nic'ko's FIRST snow!!

Daddy and his boys!

Beautiful Logan!

LOVE this little face!

And I'm in heaven with all this snow!  Love it, love it, love it!

LOVE YOU, Daddy!  Thanks for riding in the storm with me....just like we used to!

Let the fun continue!!


Donna said...

Um, yeah...oh and I got a new camera for Christmas! yay, me!! Tell me you can tell!

Heidi said...

What an awesome story! I love snow too....just not driving in it! We haven't had much yet but Emmi can't wait for it.

Deb said...

I'm so happy you felt your daddy there with you ~ he's always with you!

Tracey said...

I wanna thank your daddy for giving us YOU and this awesome awesome snow! Can't wait to play on Tuesday...the boyz are gonna LOVE it!

Anne said...

I think I'm going to cry! I'm so happy you felt your dad with you. And my boys love the snow he sent :)

Great pictures by the way!!