Monday, December 29, 2008

Is it really over?

We had a really nice Christmas even with all the snow. I've never seen this much snow here, we broke all kinds of snow weather records .. I really liked it, even driving in it .. but I know a lot of people were really tired of it after 5 straight days of snow. I'm hoping for more soon! lol

Santa arrived at our house early Christmas Eve morning .. yea I know, the kids are all grown up .. but we still do Santa, unwrapped and stockings.

Beau was a little put out when Chris open his stocking right where Beau wanted to sleep!

Chris and Monica .. silly grin on his face ...

I got some fun presents. Chris and Monica got me a Rowena craft iron and Robert got me a couple of cd's (July for Kings ... I would highly recommend them) and they made me this wonderful palm tree towel rack for the hot tub area .. I just love it! and it has rope lights wrapped around the trunk. Looks really cute with snow on it!

We headed to my Dad's in the afternoon .. when we got there his power went out and it started snowing like crazy. Here's Robert and Terry getting caught in the snow storm trying to shovel Dad's driveway .. at least they tried :) lol The power came back after about 4 hours. Honestly, it was nice without the power. We started a fire in the wood stove and one in the fire pit in the back yard. We bundled up and sat outside, watching it snow, watching the dogs and Robert play in the snow and just chatted ... Dad has a motor home with a generator, so I got to make some coffee and Dad started the Oyster Stew ... about the time my brother and his family showed up, the power came back .. probably for the best, but it was nice while it lasted.

There's been some stitching going on here too. I finished the Eiffel Tower for Chris and Monica, but because of the weather, I didn't get it made into an ornament. They loved it and decided they want to frame it with a picture of them standing by the Eiffel Tower .. good thing I didn't get it finished! lol

I also stitched this flamingo for my neighbors across the street ... again, didn't get it finished into anything, yet .. I got out today and picked up some fabrics .. hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow.

I've also been stitching on Lizzie*Kate's Christmas Is Forever ... looks like this will be my last finish for 2008 ... hopefully! lol

I'm rotating between the L*K and this ornament by Bent Creek. I don't remember which JCS Ornament issue it's from but I know I've had it kitted up for a couple of years ...

I'm really enjoying my holiday time off, but have found it really easy to stay up way to late and sleep in a little later than I should .. bad me lol.
Thanks for visiting and commenting .. you know I love hearing from you all!
I'm grateful for time off from work ...


Anonymous said...

Yes, we're doing the stay up late, sleep in thing here too ;)

That's a lot of snow! We didn't get any, but that's normal. It would be nice to have a white Christmas one day.

Lovely stitching too :)

Karol said...

Great finishes. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas!

TinaTx said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I like the snow much better in pictures than in real life. :)

Love the flamingo - mind giving me the details?

staci said...

Sounds like you had a really lovely "white" Christmas! All of your stitching projects look fantastic! Happy New Year!

Karen said...

great pics! i wish we had just a couple flurries but that will never happen, not when i am looking anyways. LOL

great finishes too! love that flamingo!

Anonymous said...

Gosh...I love the pics of the house in the snow. I so wish we got snow here! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy F. said...

Michele, WOW! Love your new banner pic! It's beautiful! 5 days of snow....I like to look at it, but that's all:)
Glad you had a great got some wonderful gifts!
Pretty stitchings and great pics!

Sally said...

I love your new banner! Oh how I'd love to see that snow here!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and your finishes and WIPs are lovely. It's hard to believe it's all over isn't it? You always looks forward to it then it's gone before you know where you are! I always end up sad and miserable for a while especially when the decorations come down.

Happy New Year!

Sonda said...

I am SO GLAD the snow is gone! Looks like you got around OK up there! Thank you so much for the Christmas card. I misplaced it for a bit the chaos of our holidays. I haven't even gotten my cards out yet. :( Looking forward to seeing what you do in the new year. Can't join in the Peppermint Twist SAL, but I'll enjoy your progress from afar... Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

Great stitchy pictures!
That sure is a lot of snow, its very mild here.