January 7, 2015
SNOW! (The Best Day)
But maybe, very possibly, this time it was. The best for last.
In the very early morning hours of December 31, it started to snow here in Temecula. Slowly, lightly, but snow it was. I woke the kids, per their requests. (My Facebook feed was lit up all the previous day with locals talking about the forecast of predicted snow & wondering & hoping & betting if it would actually happen.)
For context: this is Southern California. About five miles north of the San Diego county line, our little valley sits at about 1,200 feet elevation. The temperature stayed in the 90s into early November, and the last time it snowed here was 2004. (And it sure didn't snow like this.)
New Year's Eve was the best day. The longest day. We were up and outside around 1:30am, back inside for hot cocoa when it turned back to rain an hour later, asleep briefly and then up for good around 5:30am, when it started snowing in earnest. And of course, the kids still insisted on staying up until midnight, to ring in 2015. (We made it, barely. Also, I'm incapable of napping.)
The best day, the longest day. Other words: Magical. Awesome. Amazing. Unbelievable. Magical, again. Narnia. The last day of the year! What a way to go, 2014. We'll be talking about it...forever.