Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Big Snow and Christmas

What a surprise we had the evening of December 19, 2009. Snow started falling before 9pm. Everyone in the county had made it to the grocery store but me. Scott attempted to pick up milk after work but no milk was to be had. He did bring home 2 tomatoes and a bag of chips. Fortunately for us I had quite a few odds and ends in the pantry to sustain us for a week or so. The kids were so excited to see the snowfall in the morning but their excitement quickly turned to determination and then exhaustion as they worked on clearing 4 driveways on our street. Let's just say it took most of the day to find that asphalt.

Scott and Nate clearing our drive.

Just under 20 inches on our deck about 15 hours after it all began.

Someone has the right idea...stay inside in a warm, cozy house, wearing a Santa hat while the boys are busy shoveling snow.

Christmas week went by all too quickly. With all the snow it was difficult to finish the last bit of Christmas shopping but it all worked out. Less is more, right? By the looks of the pile of gifts below I don't think anyone was going without a present.

Lily had the pleasure of opening the first Christmas gift of the year. Thank you Aunt Kimmy!

Kids dressed to the nines before Christmas Eve Mass.

Beautiful children in front of a beautiful backdrop.
Happy Birthday baby Jesus!

Lilymei's Loot. Yes, there is a princess clock in her pile!

Drew with his prized possessions.

Nate with his pile of goodies.

After opening gifts we had a quiet dinner and a peaceful afternoon. We were not able to be with extended family but we were blessed non-the-less to be together as a family. To top it all off who would have thought we were going to have a white Christmas?

1 comment:

Landers Family said...

Love all of the Christmas pictures...Nate, weren't u cold at mass on Christmas? You don't live in Guam anymore LOL!!!! Man, that was a lot of snow...wish u guys lived near me I would have paid you lots to shovel my snow! Hope to see you all soon...check out my lastest blog...maddie is sportin' a pink cast!

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