Starting on the 5th of the month, we had a dreamy few weeks of more white than green. I was really hoping it would last the entire month, but as I type this, it's a typically green Oregon Christmas Eve Eve (or Christmas Adam as we like to call it... you know... because Adam came first, before Eve).
Snow on snow, then a little ice, then a partial thaw, then more snow, then frost, then a final dusting of snow before the rains washed it all away.
By the time it all melted, the kids were relieved. They went from uber excited to "meh" after the first few days of snow play. Which is great; the last few winters have included zero playable snow. Cross that one off of the Winter wish list.