You want to know the thing I love most about Texas? The WEATHER! You just never know what's going to happen around here. I also love that every time something does happen with the weather, Texans act like it's never happened before. For example-the school districts do not schedule in snow days like the northern states do. In Missouri, we had 3 days of snow that did not need to be made up, then we tacked the rest of the snow days on to the end of the year. Here we have two "scheduled" snow days. We make up one at the end of our spring break and one at the end of the year. The rest are waived. EVERY year, teachers gripe about the possibility of a snow day. I have taught in Texas for 5 years now and have had a snow day EVERY YEAR. I say bring on the snow days!
The weather started out Tuesday with some ice. The roads were pretty terrible and the whole city of DFW shut down. We still have not reached above freezing so the roads are pretty nasty. To add a little insult to injury, we got about 4-5 inches of snow Thursday night. Driving is not fun. Neither is being locked in your house like a prisoner to the weather for 4 days. Chris does not sit well. He went to the grocery store AT LEAST once a day (Kroger is practically in our neighborhood...you don't even go to a main road). On Thursday, I had the itch to get out too. We went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and I decided that getting out was not all that great. The roads were awful and parking lots were RIDICULOUS. Texans do not know much about salt or shovels :-)
Friday was our 5 year wedding anniversary. How in the world have we been married FIVE years? We enjoyed most of the day indoors with a fire in the fireplace and watched our wedding video (a little tradition I stole from the Curry's). I LOVE our wedding. I could watch it a hundred times but Chris was not quite as thrilled so we just watched it once. The plan was to go out to dinner to celebrate but I was a little concerned about driving on the roads. Chris had already been to the gym and said the roads were okay and that we needed to get out. So we drove to Patrizio's in Highland Village. I was a little afraid for my life. The roads were not okay. We glided in, ate dinner, talked about our plans for the future, and went home. A pretty great anniversary snowed in most the day with my husband.
Yes, I am 15 weeks today. I do plan on having Chris take a pic of my belly but it will have to be tonight. I'm not showered, he's not here, so it will be later.
I leave you with a little picture of us from our wedding day :-)