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valentine's day and vanishing snow

My mom's tulips are in full bloom. I was surprised to see some purple tint with the pink tulips.

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Fat Tuesday was this past Tuesday. It's the start of lent, giving or pledging something until Easter. It's much like a new year's resolution. Eating pancakes is part of fat tuesday (pancake tuesday) to start off lent and means eating rich for the last night before fasting. Souwan and I made pancakes together. Since we didn't get off work in time for church, this would suffice.

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Valentine's day is not a huge celebration in our home. We don't give much gifts, other than my mom's flowers (which has been a tradition since I was a child). Souwan and I started dating in college; with little money we started our own tradition with making thoughtful cards. This year, I did ask for some chocolate and Souwan got me three different kinds. My favorite is the Rocher. It's nutty goodness! We also enjoyed a sushi (takeout) dinner together before watching idol and glee.
 
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The ground hog (which traditionally predicts if spring will come or winter will stay) predicted that spring would be coming early, but we got a surpise, 1 inch of snow fall. I was out grocery shopping and when we got home it started. After a few minutes the whole yard was covered in a blanket of snow. It was thunder snowing, my brother says that means more snow is in our future. The next day it had all vanished and did not even look like snow had fallen.

(video of the snow fall) So pretty! check it out!



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