Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry White Christmas!
Here's what it looked like when we woke up this morning! There were gentle, wispy flurries falling all day.
Indoors... this is the fattest Christmas Tree I've ever seen! Nic and Kristiina picked it out and cut it down themselves.
I spotted this happy ornament. It was a milestone Christmas... so is this one.
There's my sweet darlin' and her adorable Kaelyn.
Mom is loving on her, too! We were cozy in our PJ's and robe while we had coffee and leisurely opened presents. In keeping with tradition, we got out the garbage can and basketball hoop for the wrapping paper... dad would have been proud of Nic; he had an awesome percentage this year!
Okay... time to get dressed and head back outside for a bit. Here's my slippered foot in the snow, peppered with debris from the pine tree in the front yard.
A glimpse from the front porch. Notice how the snow is up to the fence. They said it was even higher yesterday before it rained. (In the pic above I was standing in the "shoveled" sidewalk.)
Back indoors (it was getting a little nippy!) to play Nic's new Wii game... Snowboarding!! That was fun.
And then... back outside. This is the view of the farm from the backyard.
More of the backyard view in the late afternoon light.
Sleepy girl had to have an afternoon nap. She was tired... and Kaelyn made a compfy blanket. I did take pics of Sophie, too, really!
It was a great day. Despite missing dad and not having Joe up here, it was one of the best Christmas' ever. I'll elaborate more on that later (the best-ness of it).
Tomorrow we may head up to the job site to get more beautiful winter pics... which I'll take with my new SLR camera. Man, do I have a lot to learn!!
Posted by Pam O'Brien at 10:09 PM
- Pam O'Brien
- I'm a wife, mom, and grandma living in rural Vermont. I spend 40 hours of my week working outside my home and away from my garden, but am nevertheless passionate about healthy eating and sustainable living. By sourcing nutrient-dense food from local farms and avoiding processed foods, we are realizing how our over health is being impacted for the better. I’m excited to have you join me as I share what we’re learning and invite you to offer your insights in the comments. “…giving thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thess 5:16-18