Snowmen in Texas? #Blogust

I don’t know if it is my brain trying to overcome the overwhelming Texas heat or the adorableness of this photo, but it was the first one I thought of when asked to include a “throwback” milestone in my family…

Snow in Texas throwback blogust

We live in the Dallas area which usually sees flurries about once every year or two.  This particular year was a snowstorm!  It resulted in more than 6 inches of snow.  And not that dry, flakey snow, but the absolutely perfect snow for snowmen.

My three boys got to work making an entire snowman family in our front yard.

So, in this August Texas heat, I am dreaming of our first snowman built at home!

I feel so lucky to be raising three boys in an environment where milestones are often taken for granted.  Those first snowmen, first words, first steps, first ice cream cone, first zoo visit, first, first, first…are moments we recognize, but may not realize how amazing they are.

I want every parent in the world to see these milestones with their kids.  It is one of the reasons I have teamed up with [email protected] for Blogust which has the goal of donating 30,000 vaccines to kids in need around the world.

What is Blogust?

Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue, bringing together many of the most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and [email protected] Champions to change the world through inspirational imagery and storytelling. This year marks the fifth year of Blogust helping kids around the world reach their fifth birthday thanks to the power of global vaccines.

The Blogust 2016 digital relay participants will be sharing the story behind #TBT baby photos or videos of themselves, their kid(s) or a side-by- side comparison at important milestones – from first steps or first smile to fifth birthday. Every parent everywhere should be able to experience these milestones, which is why every like, comment and social media share their posts receive (up to 40,000 throughout the month of August 2016) will trigger a donation by MAM to help provide a vaccine for a child in need around the world.


  1. Dee Van Horn says:

    All children should be able to share the wonders of nature. Thanks for the post

  2. Every child has has the right to have a birthday and grow healthy. #vaccineswork Thank you for sharing your story.

  3. Thanks for the reminder to not take milestones for granted and to be grateful for all that we are fortunate to experience. Here’s hoping all mothers around the world can do so with all their little ones.

  4. Commenting for vaccines! Thank you!

  5. Thanks for sharing these memories and supporting Blogust!!

  6. Love the photo! Thank you for supporting Blogust!

  7. How fun! We live in California and never see snow. My two boys have been asking us to please take them to the snow, so my husband and I have promised them to do that this winter. Very exciting!

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