Sunday, January 31, 2010

FINALLY ! ! !SNOW ! ! !

I love snow! I even have snow dishes. (I have a weakness when it comes to dishes) The past few years have been just about snowless (did I just make a new word?) around these parts and I haven't brought them out. But with the forecast favorable I decided it was time.

Finally Snow came to us in the form of more than a dusting or worse yet flurries. On Saturday, January 30 we were awaken to the sound of snow falling. A friend told me it was sent to me by my Momma, who left us two years ago on January 30th, knowing it would be a bittersweet day for me a real snow would cheer me up.

From my front porch around eight Saturday morning.
The two kitties stuck their noses out and looked at me as to say I was CRAZED if I thought they would go out in that cold white stuff and hightailed it back inside to fill their tummies and eat.

But the dog and granddog were overjoyed as was I.

Emily still isn't sure about snow but she at least wasn't crying while out in it today.
Today the sun is out shining bright and even though it is below freezing it is melting. So the grand-babies and their cousins got busy this morning with sliding down the hill in the grand-babie's back yard.

Rachel and her cousin Stephanie going down the hill...
Rachel hiking back up

Laura complicating something


Last Sunday, January 24th, S-I-L David turned 31. We gathered with his side of the family to celebrate with a delicious spaghetti dinner.

Laura and Rachel picked out the decoration for his cake.
Their Momma said he was very lucky it wasn't a princess cake!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Can't believe it has been so long since I posted. Started several times and something came up and didn't finish.

On the 19th of December, Elizabeth's 9th birthday, we had SNOW not much but it it made things look like Christmas.
Sadness struck our family on the 21st of December. Some of you may recall last year our Daisy was ill. Doctor was afraid of lymphoma and she had early stages of kidney disease. But she perked up and was back to her usual self for almost a year. And it was decided she didn't have lymphoma. Then all of a sudden she started acting strange. I took her in and she was full of lymphoma tumors and nothing to do but send her to heaven for healing there. Picked up her ashes after Christmas. This was the same veterinarian who had to send our precious Beau (Black Lab) to heaven on the 23rd of December nine years ago and had not forgotten.

But, Christmas was wonderful with 18 from ages 1 to 92 gathered at our house to celebrate. Things were hopping with seven grandchildren from age 1 to almost 16.

Elizabeth turned 9 on the 19th but her mom was sick (she has an outer ear infection and still fighting it) so we all celebrated a few days after Christmas.