So on Thursday, February 11th it began to snow at about 8am or so and it didn't stop for 24 hours. In the Dallas area we got 12.5 inches of fresh white snow! It was crazy. Everything in Texas shuts down when the temp drops and there is even warning for snow and ice so of course everyone was off work or out of school early and very eager to play. Snowmen were built, snowball fights broke out everywhere, and people (David and friends) were pulled by a truck on snowboards. It was all in good fun. Mom, Olivia and I stayed in doors all nice and warm and I made a double batch of white bean turkey chili. It hit the spot! Today it is melting away but it has stayed longer than any snow I've witnessed in my seven years of residence.