Sunday, December 27, 2009

Favorite Christmas Memories of 2009...

This year there was a lot of snow that was keeping us from getting up to my sister-in-laws place the day after Christmas, so we postponed the trip until the following day (Sunday). When we first got there we started unloading the car full of presents and placing them under the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the room just off the side of the living room.

The house was so cozy and warm where my husband's grandparents were waiting inside. There were many little simple decorations that made it feel like Christmas (such as the holly berry
wreath hanging on the front door which I really like!)

And the table was all set with beautiful and tasty treats; scrapple meat, Strada's, muffins and fruit... cinnamon buns and fruit tarts.... yummm! The perfect Sunday brunch!

This is one of my favorite pictures during the meal... it looks like something out of a Dr. Seus book :)

Then it came time to open the gifts. My nephew had fun passing them out to everyone...

... and we had fun watching him.

My nephew loved the Tractor, Dump Truck and Tractor movie that his great-grandpa got him, and wanted to play with them the whole time we were opening gifts.

This year one of the big gifts I got Spencer were his Vibram Five Finger shoes which he has been loving! He wears them every chance he gets... even in the snow! They make pretty cool impressions in the snow... it looks like there's either someone running around without their shoes on, or Bigfoot is on the loose. I guess it's only a matter of time before he realizes this and decides to prank the elementary school kids (being that a school is right across the street from our house).

This is the great hat that my mom and dad got me for Christmas, and the tuque I got for Spencer as one of his stocking stuffers.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all you readers out there, from our family to yours!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cold One Day Snow The Next Day...

On Sunday afternoon, we went out to brunch and there were a few little snowflakes here and there, nothing too big, but by dinner time we had about 1 inch of snow. We had my nephew over, so Spencer and I took him sledding a bit, but the snow wasn't sticky enough to make a snowman.

Since Sunday evening, it has since snowed so much more then I was expecting, in such a short time.

The Tuesday morning I went to the post office to drop off a package... only a few blocks away, but I got stuck coming out of the parking lot, going up the hill... a very slight incline. I ended up having to go down the hill, and go all the way around to drive on the compacted or main streets that were a bit flatter. I made it home safely, but I'm not planning on going anywhere I don't need to.

The weather report had said on Monday that there was going to be a blizzard in the evening on Tuesday, so my hubby and my in-laws decided to stay up in Omaha and get a hotel up close by where they work... because you really don't want to be out in that kind of weather, you have little to no visibility.

By morning I could see how much it had snowed.... a good 6 inches on top of what had already fallen!!! So this morning I had my work cut out for me to clear the snow off the driveway, walk, and car. It took me about an hour to unbury our car and shovel the driveway. I'm planning on leaving an hour before I'm scheduled to work in case I get stuck in the snow... our little car doesn't have to much weight behind it, so it has a tough time in the snow. I'm also planning on bringing the snow shovel and scrapper should anything happen.

We are definitely getting a white Christmas this year!