A few years ago, I asked Norm for an umbrella for Christmas. On grey days, I crave sunshine and bright colors. So I asked him for a beautiful rainbow umbrella, and of course he said yes. I love it, and it's come in handy more than ever lately. Amber has a rainbow umbrella too. This happens to be one of my favorite photos of our little girl. Back in July when we were house hunting, it was super hot and we knew Texas would have a blistering summer. But I wasn't expecting so many rainy, cloudy days. Everybody here says this is unusual, that normally it doesn't rain this much. But just for kicks, let's compare: In a normal year, Utah gets about 16-20 inches of rain. The higher number includes snow on the mountain benches. It's a desert. In Dallas, TX during the last two years they've had about 35-36" rain each year. But after I got here, between: August 11- August 31: 2.99 inches September 1-30: 12.69 inches October
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