Thursday, December 31, 2009

Random Snow Pics

Here they are...

As you can tell, I had a little too much fun. You can see that Herman has a new friend. His name is 'Kooky Chicken.'
My mind was spinning as to what I could take outside to photograph in the snow...but I resisted...the fridge seemed a wee bit too heavy to move...ha ha

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Surprise Visitor

It SNOWED yesterday and it caught everyone off guard, even the weathermen! Rob's commute home last night, (less than 13 miles) took 4 hours; a trip that normally takes about 20 minutes. So, besides the major traffic issues that we had in the Metro area, all is good, and he made it home safely. I LOVE SNOW. It's melting now, but hopefully it will be back again before winter is over...

Notice my new rain chain? I got that from LaLa & Bernardo for Christmas...

I'm afraid that my Gardenia (left of picture) may not survive...

The bird feeders were getting hit hard...

I love the snow covered trees! I think that rain chain is turning into a snow chain!

Bird's eye view...ha ha...

Big, Fluffy Flakes...

It's magical...

View to the outside patio...

One of my fav's...

Herman is even getting caught up in the action...

I should have decorated this Miss Kim Lilac...

Love the texture...

The birds still like to eat...

And so does Ritchie the Squirrel...

He takes a big stretch, but chickens out, and leaps back in the tree...

Okay...that was least for me. You have to understand that we don't get a ton of snow here, (with the exception of about 2 feet last year.) SO, I get really excited when we got even a flake or two!

I took some other random snow pictures and will post those later...Until then...

happy day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Pictures

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was good...surrounded by family and lots of food and laughter. Here are a few (SEVERAL) pictures I thought I'd share with you.

Me & my cousins at a Family Christmas Party

LaLa's Tree...SO Beautiful! I took a trillion pictures of her ornaments

One all the shiny, sparkly ornaments

And another...

And another...Sorry...I can't resist!


My Niece, her Boyfriend & Panda. Doesn't the dog look like she's winking?

Rob & his Dad showing off their gift cards...

I love this picture ~ Panda & Timmy hanging out with Rob's Dad

She got a new laptop...

My sister-in-law & me

My parents & me

Rob & one of my bro's

Oops...I accidently poked Rob in the eyeball...ha ha...sorry, it's not funny...well, it is (he's okay, by the way)

Some heart felt, gut wrenching laughter...

I think everyone was about in tears...ha ha

My other sister-in-law's Angel Display

Okay...I think that's it for now. I know I need to move on, but I'm leaving most of my decorations up until the New Year!

Happy day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!

Picture of LaLa's Tree Last Year...

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Monday, December 21, 2009

Giveaway from No 15

One of my blogging buddies, Amy @ No 15, has a really cool giveaway. She made a silver wire bird's nest necklace with fresh water pearls on a silver chain.

To enter, click on this link which will take you to her blog - 'No 15'

She has all the details on how to enter, but don't delay, she's picking a winner at random on Tuesday, December 22nd!

Good luck!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jewelry Tree

Yesterday when I went over to my parent's house, I was glad to see that the Jewelry Tree made by my Grandmother (My Mom's Mom) was hung in the dining room. She made it years ago using a board, some fabric and some of her pretty jewelry & lights.

My Mom has since replaced the lights and has them going around the perimeter of the frame as well. I love this thing! By the way, the "E" stands for my Grandmother's name - Erna.

Here's a picture of my Grandmother, Grandfather and my Uncle taken back in 1935. Oh, how I love this era - the style, the apparel, the furniture...

I took a picture of this glass framed picture, so there's a bit of glare showing, but you get the idea.

Here are some other snaps that I took at my parent's house.

My parents didn't get a Christmas Tree this year, so My Mom strung some lights on this artificial plant, and I hung some snowflakes and the angel. Today my Mom added some ornaments, but I haven't seen it yet.

I love this little Snowman/Poinsettia guy, made from felt, pipe cleaner, styrofoam and sequins. My Mom thought it was another thing my Grandma had made.

Here's the mantel. Don't those clouds below with the light shining through look real? Since this was taken, my Mom added some lights to the garland.

Swag over Dining Room Doorway

I love this little Santa with the Reindeer. It's made of a very thin plastic. Actually, it is very similar to the inside plastic holders when you buy a box of Christmas Ornaments. You know what I'm talking about? The whole thing only weighs about 2 eyelashes...

Looks like Santa is getting ready to take off in flight!

Tomorrow we have a Christmas get together with my Mom's side of the family at their house. That includes: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, 2nd Cousins, Niece/Nephews, Brothers, Spouses, & my Husband...It's always a fun party. The gift exchange is usually a hoot...well, it's not really what I'd call an exchange.  Sometimes there's a lot of trading...we draw numbers for the order of who goes first and you can steal (take a gift that has been opened) or pick one from the pile.

Hope you all have a good weekend. I hear that there is snow on the East...Oh, how I wish it would snow here. It was supposed to last weekend, but it didn't. So, if you don't like your snow, just send it my way.