Monday, December 22, 2008

winter wonderland

Can you find the snowflake in this picture?

We woke up to several more inches of snow this morning so now have just under two feet with more on the way! I've been spending a lot of time looking out windows, knowing it won't last. The temps are already warming up and those icicles hanging from the rafters are slowly melting. Our powdery snow is trying to be slushy now and all the trees look burdened. Randy had to go out to the apples and plums and cherry trees and shake the big branches off for fear they'll break. I hope there's a special place in heaven, like Narnia, where it's always snowing and never melting, and you don't feel too cold:)

Church was cancelled last night so Paul escaped playing violin. Randy did take them 4-wheeling in the snow at a friend's house though those ATV's make me nervous, even with helmets and all the rest. I stayed home and worked on the galleys. Our power is still on though others around us are without. We lost power for 4 days a couple of years ago and it was no fun, espcially when the water failed. We're still not out of the woods, so to speak, so hope all the amenities continue.

If I could, I'd move all this snow to my granny's house in Kentucky and celebrate there! With a big honeybaked ham, garlic cheese grits, and red velvet cake. My little version of paradise. But I'm confined to the wintry northwest woods with three Christmas trees, a warm woodstove, and two boys very excited about the next few days. Not a bad trade off, huh?

No, I still don't have all my Christmas shopping done, or know what's on the menu, but this year has been unlike anything I've ever known so it just figures this Christmas would be new and different as well:)

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7


  1. I found the snow flake and also love you blog. Thanks :)
    Merry Christmas

  2. Sounds as if Christmas is going to come to your house this year the way it usually does to mine. Ready or not, here it is - Christmas day. Don't fret the small stuff and have fun with your boys and the snow.

  3. Laura...I suspect your memories of Kentucky weather have been misted by love. Yesterday we woke up to 2 degrees and no snow. Today we get ice pellets. Tomorrow will be 60. My father-in-law called this "pumonia" weather. Enjoy the season and have a merry Christmas.

  4. I have to admit....Chris puts the best pictures on here! All of them are just awesome! I hope you are not snowed in but enjoy it if you are and I wish you guys a wonderful Christmas! I will have to call you when I return from Ohio. :)

  5. Sandra, You have a wonderful blog yourself! What you are doing with your neocounter is totally creative! I also really like your post of Dec. 9 "Jesus vs. Santa." I invite others to click on Sandra's name and go to Sandra's Little Thoughts blogspot and share the joy! Thank you for visiting, Sandra, and a very merry Christmas to you!

  6. Yes, Ann, ready or not ... with an emphasis on the not! I think the Lord is trying to make me more flexible:) You always offer the encouragement I need at just the right time! Enjoy your full house Friday! I'd love to be one of the Gabhart clan!

  7. Yes, Gin, I think my memories are indeed misty. Fickle weather, indeed! I was just talking to my mom about how we used to "climb the Pinnacle" on Thanksgiving Day every year and sometimes it would be in the 60's or so. I think I forget those Thanksgivings we couldn't go anywhere at all. Merry Christmas to you and will talk to you in the new year!

  8. Rhonda, Thanks for your appreciation of Chris's photos! They are a wonderful addition. When he moves to Spain I might have to shut the blog down! It is a bit lifeless without.
    Wishing you a wonderful Ohio Christmas. Praying for and thinking of you all! Talk to you soon.