First White Christmas - Christmas Snow

dark at 3 pm, 24th December 2009
dark at 3 pm, 24th December 2009
9 pm, 24th December
9 pm, 24th December
7 am, Christmas day
7 am, Christmas day
today, pm Christmas day
today, pm Christmas day

It was the day before Christmas 2009 and I am expecting the usual weather here at Dallas, Texas. I was sleeping and enjoying the moments when I woke up because suddenly I felt cold. It was 71F the other day and I put off the heater and I forget to turn it on as I watched the television and heard that it will be a cold Christmas here in Dallas. What? Cold Christmas at Dallas? I just shrugged it off but little did I know that it was really cold and I never expected the snow. I looked outside and I was amazed by snowfall, you see when I came here in the US, I first arrived in Memphis, and the weather there is the same here in Dallas. I didn’t see a snow there. The coldest temperature experienced here at Dallas was in 1989 and it is 1F.

The first time I saw snow here was last year, I woke up and it is there already in the grass, just a white speck and it is melting already. Three weeks ago, I saw snow falling again but it was short and fast so I wasn’t really expecting snow like this.

Yesterday, was the first real snow I saw in my life and I got a picture of it. Now I know how snow makes the children happy. I could have gone out and played in the snow, but at the same time, I am chilling also. Did they hear me singing, “I am dreaming of a white Christmas“…….or “Let it snow let it snow“,,,,, I must have been dreaming. Instead, I got my camera and monitor the snow, at first it was just a little droplets then it came larger by the hour, by 7 pm, it is white everywhere, except the roads. My camera is no good, it cant flash at night, or maybe the battery is playing up, but I managed to get some pics, I sat down at the porch, but it is getting really cold, so I went inside like a child I look outside every hour to monitor the snow.

I checked the weather at MSN and wow, it is below freezing point, I called my friend and let her know that I am going to cook “Noche Buena”. It is a feast to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at the middle of the night when the clock struck 12 am, everybody in the family share food and eat together, I told my friend to come over and we will share food. I cooked noodles with stir fry (pancit in our language, Filipino) vegetables and fish fillet, plus beef stew and of course rice, hmmm, that was yummy. At midnight, I cant take any pictures anymore, my camera cried, take a rest Maita and don't write at HP today LOL.

This is really my first white Christmas, and on Christmas day -- today, it felt good, the snow is melting and the sun is up. I went outside in the afternoon at my friends house, just fifty meters away and now I know now that you can actually slide on the snow, it is slippery on the pavement though. I slide twice and the gifts are scattered at the pavement. It was cold and I was laughing. I did wear my gloves and neck warmer but I wear a boots LOL, so it is fun sliding again and again, Finally I arrived at my friends house and we had fun. It was fun walking in the snow, I noticed that when I walked on the grass, it is not as slippery. Wow, the snow is almost three inches in some parts, but it is starting to really melt. It was just a moment, my friend is teasing me saying, Maita this is not snow, I had seen snow and experienced it for twenty five years and it sucks she said, I pouted, huh, and I remember the walk and the slide I did before I arrived at her house. Yes it is cold, it is just snow, but it was my first white Christmas, and I love it. So I sat down in front of my computer and want to share it with you.

I can still feel the breeze and cold snow falling in my face, that felt good last night, (24th December). I can see white everywhere and the cars and the pavement are all turning white. It was a joy even though it was cold, you know the feeling when you are thinking something and all things are not getting right, and then you want to give up at times, but then it feels so good after doing something, that was how I felt when the snow touched my face last night. I know it may sound funny but I like the snow, I like the whiteness of surroundings, like giving me some kind of hope and peace and it is pristine outside. It is like if I can brace the snow, I can brace all, I remember some of the friends who are from the East, and I said to myself, wow, this is cold and I feel the need to connect to them somehow, they need warmth and hugs at these times.

May you have more blessings this coming year and I wish you happiness. The new year always bring hope like the snow, as it easily fades and dry, you can appreciate the cold surroundings and the message it brings, we need the warmth of other human being, it feels good even just the smile of a child at this time can bring joy to us, it gets really cold indeed.

And thanks to HIS grace...

Happy Holidays to all!

thanks to this site for allowing me to use this: http://www.winter-pictures.net/snow_pictures2.html
thanks to this site for allowing me to use this: http://www.winter-pictures.net/snow_pictures2.html
I want to go here, BEAUTIFUL,,
I want to go here, BEAUTIFUL,,

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Anath 6 years ago

I love a white Christmas! Merry Christmas to you pretty :)


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Hi prettydarkhorse. I am thrilled that you had the experience of a white Christmas. I experienced many in my life and so I know what it must be like for you. Snow is itself a miracle. Each snowflake is as different from each other as humans are. Isn't that an awesome display of God's power?

Thank you for this hub and the kind New Year blessing. I appreciate it and I look forward to getting to know you even better in 2010 through your delightful writings.

Love and peace! And remember, we are...

Forever His,


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I am Glad you are having a white Christmas there. Enjoyed reading your story and I look forward to reading more of your hubs in 2010.


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

You are an angel, Sweet Maita. No, I don't mean a snow-angel. But here is how to make them:

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

* Spray Bottles

* Winter Outerwear For Everyone

* Food Coloring

* Cameras

* Film

* Cameras

1.

Step 1

Bundle all participants up in warm clothing, including hats and gloves.

2.

Step 2

Find an area of snow that is clean and has not been walked through.

3.

Step 3

Line up next to each other or spread out around the area.

4.

Step 4

Stand far enough apart so that when you spread your arms you can't touch the person next to you.

5.

Step 5

Fall gently into the snow onto your back.

6.

Step 6

Keep your entire body flat in the snow.

7.

Step 7

Brush your arms between your head and waist in a sweeping motion.

8.

Step 8

Move your legs apart as far as they will go and then together.

9.

Step 9

Repeat these motions (it's like doing a jumping jack while lying on your back) until you have made indentations in the snow.

10.

Step 10

Have someone stand at your feet and pull on your arms to help you up.

11.

Step 11

Get up without stepping on your snow angel or making a handprint in the middle of it.

12.

Step 12

Don't forget to kiss the snow-man, Rascal Russ. He's in nearby Arizona Snow at the moment. As always, he's lovin' ewe Maita, little angel lamb.

BTW, I've just enjoyed your Great Quotes Hub where I posted this comment:

WOW Sweet Maita !!! Really Important Quotes and Understandings !!!

I've often said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one Miles taking a 1st step".

I just keep on taking my 1st step over.Here's my latest for Christmas.

I just published a little Hub about this for Christmas 'HIStory - Gods Story.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/HISstory-G


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

I'm glad you had a White Christmas Maita, I hope you have a great New Years Eve also. I always enjoy your hubs, and Thanks for dropping by mine so often it's great to hear from you.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great message. Ho, ho, ho


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Great message indeed Maita glad you are very well there in States... LOL you have a lot of snow there right now you have lot of 'em to make some snowman and at the same time ice free for Filipino's favorite the Halo-halo...


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Maita, Experiencing your first white Christmas is a treasured memory!!! I grew up with white Christmases, and I still feel like a little kid when I wake up to a beautiful blanket of snow in the morning. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Enjoy the snow (I'll be expecting it to arrive here in Canada on the 26th). :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Maita, I'm so glad you got to experience your first white Christmas! And I love the idea of the Noche Buena!


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Itswritten 6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

That's funny here in Detroit we don't have a snow flake in the sky and not a drop of snow on the ground thanks for you Texians taking on the snow for us.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Oh, Maita. You should move up here! There's lots and lots of snow over here! I'll ever let you clean the snow off my car! Just kidding ;) There's nothing like snow unless you need to go to work or some kind of important event. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy it.

Merry Christmas! (There's still 45 minutes of Christmas left here).

Dohn


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Merry Christmas Pretty.. and yes the snow is pretty to look at but I would take a day in the sun anytime . . and with it just being Dec.. there is still Jan Feb March to come. . and April can be nasty too. . oooooh I so dislike winter. . and wish I could just come visit it. .


Citrus000 6 years ago

The snow is so peaceful. I didn't realize, until I read your hub how much I take it for granted. Here in Oregon we drive up to the mountains and go cross country skiing. It is always a good time, however because the snow is so peaceful and it is so quiet on the mountain, I always get sleepy.

Enjoy your first snow. Walk cautiously if it gets icy, and stay warm. Have fun!


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ehern33 6 years ago

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. The pics are great. I have never seen snow since I am a native Floridian and when I have traveled north I never had the luck of it snowing. I guess I was meant to be a sunbird instead of a polar bear..


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Experience and I'm glad you really enjoyed it. The pictures are lovely.

Maybe you could also make a little Snowman...

Happy Xmas. :)


David Russell 6 years ago

Wonderful choice of photos - and a good from the heart story.

David Russell


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Anath, Did you experienced White Christmas? Thank you dear, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi David , thanks again, I like the photos too, amazing snow pics Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Lady_E, thanks,

I cant make Snowman as the snow is only up to 4 inches, but I was glad I finally had a white Christmas too, How about you?

Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey ehern,

oh you should go to farther East so that you can experience snow too, or go here when it snow again, I bet you like the birds though,

Thank you ehern, I hope you are enjoying your day, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Citrus, maybe if you dont see it often you are ecstatic when you saw it, first time LOL,

thanks for your advice and have a happy day there, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey wave, come over here and I will cook for you everyday, I can feel for you because it is really cold, I realized that, but then it was my first Christmas with real snow,

thanks and take care, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Dohn, I can clean your car for a fee, just joking, I really enjoyed it, I was just thinking really how could you last the winter too, it is too cold also,

good day Dohn and hope NYG wins again,, Miata


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Itswritten, we took all the snow yes, but its gone today already, 26th, hmm you are welcome to come here if it snows again LOL

thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi habee, yes "noche buena" is one way of entertatining your relatives too and family members plus a good food is always nice, thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Oh Beth, you are used to the snow already as I see youre from Canada, do you like it when it snows there, I heard the snows are thicker there, and colder too,

Thank you for your greetings and dropping by here, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey GH, thanks you, but they are poisonous LOL< haha, halo halo, oh I miss that too,

thnak you GH, I saw your new avatar, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Mick, are you riding again today? Take care, thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Truth, I also enjoy your hubs, but then you need to write more because I have read them all already LOL<

thank you again and enjoy your day, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Russ, I took note of your suggestions LOL< there are lots of them and it is very long, but I find it very amusing and smiled at it,

have a good day, I visited your hub and it was good and awesome, the messages,

Thank you again, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi RevLady, I am looking forward to reading more of your hubs, they are inspirational,

and yes the snow is HIS creation,

Thank you and..Bless always, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi coolmon, thank you for dropping by,

I hope your enjoying your day? I am happy to read more of your hubs too,

Maita


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Great Wide Open 6 years ago from The Astral Plane

Hope you enjoyed your white Christmas Maita. Happy New Years as well! You are a very talanted writer, and your topics appeal to my interests. God Bless!

Steven Randall


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Steven thanks for that comment, I have to learn some more, did it snowed there in your place too? Thank you for droping by again, Bless, Maita


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Jersey Jess 6 years ago from USA

I'm glad you got your first white Christmas! This was my first also. Great Hub, very well written! Thanks for sharing.


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dave272727 6 years ago from Kentucky

I found a lot of inspiration in this hub. Thank you for sharing it.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Dave, twas nice seeing you here, thank you that you found lots of inspiration in this hub, good day to you, Maita


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

PDH, I'm very happy you got to experience snow! For the first time? WOW. Lots of snow up here in Canada! It's funny what you just take for granted when you are used to it. I never would have thought to explain that snow makes things slippery!

Great hub, and Seasons Greetings to you


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palmerlarryray 6 years ago from Macon, Missouri

That first snow is amazing. My youngest daughter turned 3 in January and this is the first Christmas where she really recognizes what's going on around her. We had snow all day with high winds so she was amazed.

Great Hub and thank you for sharing your experience.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Duchess, yes when you are not used to it and you saw it maybe that was the feeling, but also because I also see it in tv and the children are very happy, sometimes we gotta let out our inner child that is lurking inside us,

hey Duchess, Happy holidays and thank you for reading this hub, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi palmerlarry, I am happy that your child can appreciate Christmas now, I can see the the smile and happiness she must have felt, it is also nice to be a child at times, Thank you much for the drop here, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Jersey Jess, oh we have our both first now, snow here was gone after 3 pm on Christmas day, but it came to about almost 6 in some areas, was nice sharing it,

hows your day, thank you for the read here, Maita


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blue dog 6 years ago from texas hill country

hello maita,

so glad you had your first white christmas, cherish the memories! now that you've had some experience with it, time to plan a ski vacation to the mountains!!!


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow, another Filipina friend at HubPages! Great hubs! Now it's my turn to dream of a "White Christmas". Lucky for you to experience it out there! Yes, the "Noche Buena", never forget, huh? So happy for you. Thank you for signing in my fan mail.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

oh blue, ski LOL, I need to learn it first, that would be fantastic,

Happy New Year!!

Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Lita, am a friend to those who love children and fellow Filipino too, thank you my friend, and I am inviting you to come over here at dallas, Tx, Happy New year my friend and thank you for dropping by, Maita


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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

Thank you for sharing your experience with your first 'White Christmas'. I enjoyed reading your hub, and I am sure you had so much fun in the snow.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks create and I am glad you came over here, Happy holidays and more for you this coming year! Maita


ralwus 6 years ago

Am so tickled for you Maita. Really I am. I am goin' sled riding here in a day or so. You should do that maybe before skiing. I am so glad for your first white Christmas, it is special for anyone. Hope ya get more. Love, CC


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Charlie, good to see you my friend, Can I go sled with you, that would be fun but I need to learn more about skiing first, blessed you, Happy New Year Charlie, your a dear friend, Maita


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Isn't it amazing? I did not grow up with snow, but now we get it here in the Eastern Sierras of California. I think my favorite part is the silence.

Enjoy!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

it is amazing Lorlie, thank you my friend, Happy New year, Maita


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Maita, I am so happy for you. Snow is always special and to have it on Christmas is a great treat. As a child those are the nights I would listen very carefully for sleighbells, I never heard them but I never stopped listening. I'm enchanted with the idea of Noche Buena and I'd love to read more about it. Thanks for sharing.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Rope, yes noche buena is just so good because all the family members gather around and eat and have peace, we pray at the meal first, then share and laugh,

and it was fun, I eman the snow, I could almost imagine you waiting for the sleighbells hehe, wonderful isnt it,and I thank you for dropping by here, You have a blessings this year because you really care too, Maita


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

hi maita . this hub is really cool. the last two paragraphs

are very sweet. you my dear are as special and unique as a snowflake. with a heart as warm as sunshine .smiles and hugs . always happy to read you . your friend and fan ray.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

you know what you are a true poet, your words are beautifuk like your heart as well! thank you Ray and Bless you always! Maita


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Never experienced a white Christmas myself - we are in mid-summer here at Christmas time! The last time we had any snow to speak of was in September 1981!

Thanks for sharing this lovely reflection in snow and Christmas! Even though it's Easter now I still feel the relevance.

Love and peace

Tony


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

yes Tonymac, Christmas and snow is fantastic, and I cant forget my first experience with snow, plus the aura of Christmas, Thank you so much Tony, Maita


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi prettydarkhorse! I experienced my first white Christmas similar to yours. It was really beautiful. But the many years I live here in Germany and there´s almost white christmas every year, I don´t like the snow when it stays too long. Very cold. Then I wish I´m in my home coutry celebrating Christmas on the beach....

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