I'm a Southern California native, born and raised. It was just normal that if I wanted to play in the snow, my family would have to plan a trip into the mountains to get to it because let's face it, SoCal weather tends to have two seasons...summer and really hot summer. So on this New Year's Day, imagine our surprise that IT SNOWED at our house in Lake Elsinore! (for those of you who have never heard of Lake Elsinore, which is probably most of you, it is about an hour north of San Diego and yes deserty hot, which needless to say, never gets snow)
Last night my husband and I were seeing all over social media that it was supposed to snow in our neck of the woods but we weren't really sure about that since...well, it never happens. But we got up super early and saw our neighborhood covered in snow!
To a Midwest resident this would not be considered covered by any means and they'd probably get a good laugh out of us crazy Californians freaking out about a few inches of snow, but to us SoCalians, this is HUGE and very good reason to wake up our kids for!
Our older daughter leaped out of bed when she heard snow, but our younger daughter was still solidly asleep and after about five minutes of attempting to wake her, we decided that when you snooze you lose...so we took the baby monitor outside while we all went to play in the snow.
I'm pretty sure our desert landscape is freezing its bootie off, but it sure was pretty to see all the plants covered in snow and icicles!
Even though the snow isn't very thick, we are pretty certain we heard it say, "Do you wanna build a snowman?"...
And yes, my husband is wearing oven mitts since he doesn't have snow gloves, LOL! He is a great improviser, I must admit!
Happy New Year!
2015 is gonna be cool! ;)