From the (imaginary) archives: yet another snow bunny

My mom just located this email from back when My Imaginary Blog was actually imaginary. Thanks, Mom!

Date: Monday, April 17, 2006, 8:05 PM
Although the more egregious symptoms of my stomach flu have abated some, I still feel very gucky, so I was grateful when Dean took the kids outside to play in the snow after he got home from work. Rose even got to wear her snow boots that we bought for her in January but had never used.When they came in, Dean handed me the camera and said, “send an email to your family?” and added, “and brag about me?” I’m delighted to oblige. (See attached pics.)

Mabel and Rose had a little lamb

Its fleece was white as snow

Dashing through the snow

He sees you when you’re sleeping


A couple notes (from back to the future in Jan 2009):

1. I was only a few weeks less pregnant with Henry at the time of these photos than I am far along in my current pregnancy.

2.This year was also not lacking for giant snow structures; I just need to get the photos off Dean’s camera before I can post them.

3. I have ongoing issues with Dean’s placement of said giant snow sculptures — in the case of the snow bunny, I couldn’t figure out why he made the sculpture face our house so that only we could see what it was. This year I just thought the thing would have been better suited to the backyard. As far as I’ve been able to gather, Dean’s approach to these sculptures is somewhat like Michelangelo’s for sculpting marble: he lets the snow itself inspire him, and allows the structure to take form organically, in whatever shape and location the landscape dictates. Which sometimes leaves us with oversized critters peering in through our front windows.

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7 Responses to From the (imaginary) archives: yet another snow bunny

  1. Kristina says:

    Wow, I had no ideas what an influence bunnies have always been for your family.

  2. Mariko says:

    Shivers. Sideways facing next time. That, or just no eyes. Something about eyes just automatically makes those things scary.

  3. Bunnies really are your trademark. what fun for the kids. Your kids are SOOOO beautiful. Go Dean!!!

  4. Mrs. Organic says:

    The bunny is awesome, although it would creep me out to have it peering into the windows like that.

  5. Lili says:

    Aw, just as cute the 2nd time around.

  6. Lili says:

    Oh, and I had to go back and look at the date (mid-April), because there were daffodils behind Mabel and Rose, and blossoms on the plum tree.
    I sure hope it isn’t snowing in April _this_ year! (But then, this is Utah…you never know what you’re going to get)

  7. Jessie W. says:

    Oh my goodness, these pics are adorable! And the huge snow bunny facing the window, that cracked me up! Guess Dean is still up to his old traditions. If I recall he’s quite the talented snow sculptor, making igloos and such during the wintertime growing up. Good to see the tradition continues onto his children! So cute!

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