Wednesday, December 24, 2008

christmas eve

We have 4 more inches of snow this morning and it's still snowing! UPS called yesterday and asked us to meet them at the end of our driveway as they couldn't make it even with chains on the tires. We gladly obliged! The boys have been sledding a lot and Randy has been shoveling and plowing after work. This is chili and hot cocoa weather, for sure.

Tonight is our candlelight service at church at 6 o'clock and then we have our little Christmas eve celebration here at the house with all the goodies you only make once a year - shrimp cocktail and artichoke dip, a cheese ball, mini croissants and lots of crackers, Mexican layer dip, bbq smokies and chicken skewers, stuffed potatoes, peach mango salsa and chips, and those little chocolate lava cakes and blueberry blossoms. I'm writing it down here so I won't forget! We live very simply most of the year but tonight we celebrate.

Wish we had a sleigh - one of those old colonial cutters - to ride to church in tonight. That would be memorable, indeed. The best part is that we're expecting more snow! Hope you are snowed in wherever you are and celebrating His richest blessings, and that you know the One who is the real reason for the season.

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people ... there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:10-11


  1. I love it! And it's still snowing here, believe it or not:)

  2. Hi Laura & family,
    Merry Christmas from Ohio!! It is cold here but clear and sunny all day. No snow! We had a wonderful Christmas dinner today, and then all the yummy munchies etc. last night. Yours sounds delicious! I know you are just about snowed in there but it's great for Christmas! We head home on Sunday. Mark has another face to face interview with the same company again outside of Raleigh...he is one out of 3 people to be chosen for this job or not. Will keep you posted. Thinking of you all there and wishing you a blessed holiday! Talk to you soon. :)

  3. Hi Rhonda! Glad you are having a wonderful time in Ohio. I'll be thinking of Mark - that's kind of exciting:) He'll get good news soon, I pray!