Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dreaming (no it really happened) of a white Christmas

A white Christmas. Yes, it really happened here in Texas. I have lived here for 17 years and my husband his whole life and neither of us have ever seen a white Christmas. We have had a white Thanksgiving and a white Valentines day, but never Christmas. It was really beautiful and welcome. I am sure it ruined many a plans as it ruined ours. We did not want to risk the drive to Dallas to celebrate Christmas Eve but there was something magical about our little family being warm and snug in our home. The kids tucked into bed with their jammies and the husband and I sitting by our fireplace watching the snow fall outside. We also got on our coats and hats and went outside slipping in sliding on our neighbors icy driveway and making tracks through fresh snow. Owen earlier in the afternoon was taught the art of the snowball and catching snow flakes on his tongue. It just really felt like the Christmas of my childhood ( I grew up in Indiana) for one magical evening. Most of it melted the next day and chances are it will be back to 70 degrees in a week but it was a memory that will last and be fondly remembered.








Our yard looking so peaceful and serene with the snow.



The tradition with my husband's family is we get together on Christmas Eve and have an "appetizer"meal . Everyone brings various appetizers and we just snack and spend time together and give the kids their gifts. Since my husband and I could not join everyone due to the icy roads we had our own little appetizer dinner and spent time together with our boys. My veggie Christmas tree came out quite cute.






7 comments:

Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping by from SITS!!! just gorgeous snow pics!! Stop by

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

Stopping by from SITS! We had one also! Good for you! We got the big blizzard of '09 the weekend before Christmas, which made it white for us! Gorgeous, isnt it? Glad you got to experience it! :)

Ms. Diva said...

Had my one and only white christmas last year! It was the best!!!
Stopping by from SITS! Have a great Monday!

Gay Vaughan said...

Visiting via SITS and I am so jealous. Here in far SE Texas we did not see snow :( on the ground but it was fun to see a few flakes falling on Christmas eve! Love the photos.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great white Christmas! Your tree it so cute.

Stopping by from SITS!

Peggy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful white Christmas in Dallas...

Visiting from SITS...Happy New Year!

Lauren said...

How wonderful to have had a white Christmas! And I love your idea of an appetizer Christmas Eve! We just had a new year's eve party and I almost did the appetizer/dessert menu, but then opted for adding lasagna, sausage & salad as well. We were all stuffed to the gills. Note to self: Next year apps only!

Thanks for swinging by my blog on Monday for my SITS day. I'm using this day visit all of my visitors (and I suspect it will take the better part of the day to reach everyone!)

Happy New Year!
Lauren