This picture was taken right in the middle of a nice, wintery snowfall…well, okay it was faux snow but it was almost as much fun! We actually got in on several snowfalls during this holiday season. There are many marketplaces and plazas around the valley that brought in snow-maker machines for a taste of a white christmas in the middle of the sunshine. I guess it’s the big thing for creating the best festive atmosphere in sunny locations this time of year. My husband and I just laugh when we come upon scenes with faux snow (we both grew up in Minnesota and know all about the real stuff)…but the kids love it so it’s totally fun anyway. The best part about it is you can walk right out of the snow and get back in the sunshine.