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.)
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.