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First Snow

First Snow

The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why, how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever! flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less than lovely! and only now, deep into night, it has finally ended. The silence is immense, and the heavens still hold a million candles, nowhere the familiar things: stars, the moon, the darkness we expect and…

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Snow Day and Sleeping

Snow Day and Sleeping

Growing up in Northern Utah, snow wasn’t that big of a deal. I only remember school being canceled once and it had more to do with the structural integrity of our school than the hazards of travel. Our school had hard plastic awnings that were cracking in the winter conditions and the school board decided it was better to fix them and miss a few days of school than have a lawsuit on their hands when a broken awning injured…

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No Snow Zone

No Snow Zone

When we first started looking at moving to Colorado I’ll admit that I was a little worried about the winters (which honestly was silly considering where we were moving from). I just kept thinking of that Christmas a few years ago when tons of people were stuck at the Denver airport because of the horrific amount of snow they’d accumulated. I imagined life would be like that, for months. But, the weather hasn’t been like that at all yet, quite…

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It Snowed

It Snowed

Too Much Snow by Louis Jenkins Unlike the Eskimos we only have one word for snow but we have a lot of modifiers for that word. There is too much snow, which, unlike rain, does not immediately run off. It falls and stays for months. Someone wished for this snow. Someone got a deal, five cents on the dollar, and spent the entire family fortune. It’s the simple solution, it covers everything. We are never satisfied with the arrangement of…

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Most of the Time I Love Deciduous Trees

Most of the Time I Love Deciduous Trees

We’re supposed to get our first snow tonight, which means the leaves in our yard needed to be dealt with. We’d already spent a good chunk of time raking last Saturday, but the leaves just kept falling. Due to the time crunch, I bundled Cooper up like that kid in A Christmas Story and we headed out into the yard. For the first little while Cooper thankfully took a nap in his stroller, until loud expletives started coming from the…

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What I have to say about that

What I have to say about that

We are not as boring as the blog makes us sound. I here include evidence to support my claim. We have celebrated several holidays since the last time either of us wrote including a traditional celebration of Groundhog’s Day complete with a Rice Krispy groundhog and the Groundhog’s Day movie on the big screen. The Reubin’s Tube was a lot of fun and here’s the video to prove it. Also, we had a most enjoyable Friday the 13th/Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend….

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Oh Deer

Oh Deer

Look mom, we have wildlife here in Utah too! I looked out the window the other day and saw these two deer in the neighbor’s backyard, one eating and the other keeping an eye out for anything suspicious.

Dear Santa, I no longer want a white Christmas.

Dear Santa, I no longer want a white Christmas.

I miss the 10 year drought we were having here in Utah. We’ve seen way too much snow. We  skied on snow, Shoveled snow, Bent the skid plate on our car from driving in snow, Got stuck at Danielle’s house with her smelly dog and no toothbrushes due to the snow, And returned to Logan to find that snow falling off our roof had removed the rain gutter from the house. We did, however, have a Christmas miracle. In the…

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