Friday, January 21, 2011

Frosty the snowman

After Christmas, when I was putting away my decorations, I decided that I would use snowmen on the table for a while. We have had snow off and on for a while and are probably having more next week, so I thought the snowmen would work out well. The centerpiece was a gift from a friend and the plates were gifts years ago from my daughter's grandmother-in-law. The colors of the centerpiece and plates work well together. I am going to enjoy them a little longer and then pack them away and put out valentines.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Naydine's Winter Wonderland

My friend Naydine and her husband took a drive in their neck of the woods on the morning after Christmas. They took over 100 pictures and it was hard to decide which ones to share. Hope you enjoy!
Love, Marie

Monday, January 3, 2011

Over the River and through the woods...

To Grandmother's house we go. Our daughter, her husband, and three children drove 2200 miles round trip from Oklahoma. Our son, his wife, and our granddaughter dog flew in from CA. A friend picked our son, wife, and dog up at the airport and brought them home. They arrived around 8:30 PM on Christmas Eve. Our daughter called and they were about 40 miles away. They had planned to go straight to the motel and come to our house the next day. We told them to come on and stop because we had plenty to eat. They came and there was a lot of chatter. Then, things got quiet. Our son handed me a gift to open and I said I was not to have a gift because we don't exchange gifts any more. He said it was something they all wanted me to have. I opened it up and it was a picture frame. I asked "What is it?". They all yelled "you are going to be a grandmother, again". The picture was the first ultrasound of the new baby. I started screaming and could hardly get my breath. I had prayed that I would live to see our son's first child. The baby is due in June. They had kept it a secret from us because they all wanted to see my reaction. I could not have been given a better gift than another grandchild to go with the three wonderful ones I already have. Our son and his wife had just adopted a dog from the shelter and I thought the dog was to be my grandchild at least from a while. Oh, by the way, my husband is thrilled about the news too.

To top everything off, we had our first white Christmas since 1947. It was absolutely beautiful! I am going to share some snow pictures with you. We also celebrated our 5oth wedding anniversary while they were here because they will all be in CA after the birth of the baby. My husband and I will not be able to travel to CA because of our health problems. Our kids and grand kids took us to a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day to celebrate.

View out the den window

View from the front porch

front of house
Our granddaughter built a little snowman. It was too cold to be outside very long.
Below is Kona from CA in her first snow. She has on her new coat bought just for the trip.