A WHITE CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE
Like a scene from the movie, A Christmas Story, when Ralphie wakes up on Christmas morning from the bright white glare of the overnight snowfall, Grandmama & PaPaw awoke to find 3 inches of snow had fallen and more was falling...BIG...WET...SNOWFLAKES!!
It was one of those Christmas days to be savored and remembered. I couldn't believe my eyes when my husband told me to look outside...jumped up to look out the window and all I could see was a Winter Wonderland. I've lived in Alabama for 33 yr.s and this is a First! I felt like we were wrapped in a Christmas cocoon...cold & snowy outside but warm & cozy inside with presents to be unwrapped, hot coffee, and lots of love. Later in the morning, we braved the streets to make the 20 min.trek over to my daughter's house where we enjoyed a fabulous brunch. Baby Girl stayed with us and her BFF drove over an hour on bad roads to spend Christmas with us. BFF was sick with a sinus infection so I got to nurse another one back to *sorta, kinda* better health.
The back yard swing in the snow, 2010
What is it about a snow that makes the world seem a little quieter, a little slower, a little kinder? Inside, things seem warmer and cozier when looking out at a snowy scene on a Christmas morning. I almost had to pinch myself to see if it were real. After brunch, the girls bundled up in preparation for snowman building. In the middle of the snowman building process, we were unsuspectingly pelted with sno-balls from behind...courtesy of #1 SIL who had been making an arsenal of sno-balls while we had been discussing the merits of a 3 Ball vs. 4 Ball Snowman.
Frosty the Snowman
Christmas Day 2010
Grandson James standing with Frosty
You are looking at one of our 2010 miracles, the fact that James can stand at all even if it is with a little "hip" action! A year ago, James could not sit up unassisted until having his miracle surgery in June at St. Louis Children's Hospital. For those who may not already know, James was born premature in 2007 and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. My daughter has devoted her life to making sure James gets state of the art, up to date, medical/physical/occupational/speech therapies. Isn't he just the cutest little sno-boy in the whole world??
The Horses grazing on their Christmas Breakfast
Clay, Scott, Emma Grace, & Ryan
View from the Kitchen sink
I need to go finish up taking down and storing Christmas decorations for 2010. I always wonder what the next year will bring before I see my Christmas decorations again. I'm always surprised at what a new Year can bring.
What will 2011 bring?
Blessings to you for 2011