Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa Will Have No Trouble Landing At Our House

I'm done dreaming of a white Christmas. We've got it. This is by far the snowiest Christmas we will have had in decades. I took this picture yesterday after picking up Joey and Tommy from school (thank heavens for gas guzzling SUVs with 4 wheel drive!) and we've had at least another 7 inches of snow since then. And. And! It is supposed to keep snowing all day today. Yipes.

Those snow piles you see on the side of the road are taller than me, in case you were wondering. The road in front of our house is very narrow and the snow banks are getting so big that the snow plows barely have enough room to make it down the street anymore. The plow driver stopped and told my husband he isn't even sure where to put all the snow anymore. So, I think we are good with snow. No more needed, thank you.

But the wrapping and shopping and decorating are all done. No more school plays, talent shows, or concerts. Now it is just about soaking it all in. All the boys' excitement. All the food at the grandmas' houses. All the love of family. All the beauty of Christmas mass. And all of the joy that Christmas brings.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with more love and blessings than you can count.

Merry Christmas!

(Since you all enjoyed this picture so much I thought I would leave you with this image for Christmas.)

(In honor of my dad I'm playing "Oh Holy Night". Though Josh Groban does a fine job of singing the song it is no where near as good as my dad always sang it for midnight mass. It was always the highlight of my Christmas, and I sorely miss it.)


Tammy said...

Merry Christmas! We don't have to dream of a White Christmas this year. :)

Amy said...

WOW! That is a LOT of snow! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!

Kathryn said...

Now that IS a lot of snow! I love it though and wish I could come to your place for Christmas!!
Still love that picture, too sweet!!

Megan said...

Merry Christmas!! Enjoy the white Christmas!!

4 Little Men and Twins said...

LOVE all that white snow... wishing it was here too. :)

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Natalie said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow. Be careful getting out in it to enjoy Christmas with your family.

Merry Christmas! Oh and I just love that picture of your boys!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Sweet! Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Kristin said...

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!!

Bug-N-Bee said...

We're definitely having a white Christmas here as well! It's crazy! This morning we had snowflakes so big they were like cotton balls falling from the sky. It's going to be a very wet spring.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Jewelgirl said...

Merry Christmas! :)
Enuf snow already!

Scrappy said...

The snow looks beautiful.
Merry Christmas!

kimmy said...

Beautiful picture of your tree and your boys.

Merry Christmas!


Robyn said...

The snow has been crazy hasn't it. I told J I feel like I'm still living in Hurley.
Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

That snow is gorgeous! Wow! I am so envious. It's 70 right now. We can only dream of a white Christmas.

i could stare at either of those pictures all day.

Merry Christmas to y'all honey.

Kelly said...

Wow, you still had school with all of that snow??? Whew!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!

CC said...

Merry Christmas!!!!! We have the most snow in years here too!

Elizabeth Bonds said...

Beautiful pictures and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

HOLY COW!!! That's a lot of snow!!!

Hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Hilary said...

Lovely snowy, white Christmas for you and your family. I hope your holidays are wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

Tonya said...

I know we have a very white Christmas here too! Have fun tomorrow morning :) Merry Christmas!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Merry Christmas! I love that pic of the boys by the tree.
I wish you could hear your dad sing that song again.

Jeni said...

We've had lots and lots of "wintry mix" stuff here the past week -still have snow (and ice) on the ground. Last night when I went to church, it was pouring -like the proverbial cats and dogs pouring -down rain! I am ever so thankful though it was only rain, not freezing rain and also, not snow either. Cause if it had been freezing rain or snow, in that kind of volume as the rain was, we'd have been snowed in here then for a month of Sundays for sure!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Merry Christmas!

Kristen said...

Merry Christmas Kat!

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday spent with family and watching the excitement in the boys faces!

I love Oh Holy Night. Brings tears to my eyes every time. Can you actually imagine being there "that night"? :)

Chris said...

The snow can all go away now.
We got another foot overnight.

I hope your Christmas was wonderful Kat.

maggie's mind said...

Probably my favorite song to hear on Christmas Eve at church, back a hundred years ago when I last did that, was Oh Holy Night sung by someone who can really just sing the thing the way you know it's intended to be sung. I can see why you would miss it. Still love the picture, think it's crazy all of that snow and hoping your Christmas was a whole bunch of fun.

April said...

Holy smokes that is an INSANE amount of snow!! Merry (belated) Christmas to you and yours!!

Tracey said...

We still have the snow, but now have a lovely 2 inch layer of ice everywhere. Which is, you know, fun.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness!!!!


(((i hope you're all stocked up on food and goodies!!)))

Karen Deborah said...

My favorite song too! Really it is, and love the picture of your boys and the tree. That much snow is kind of scary to me. Hope all is well and Merry Christmas to you Kat.

Karen MEG said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Kat. What a gorgeous photo of your boys.

That is a beautiful song.

melissa said...

i hope you had a wonderful christmas!!
i LOVE that picture of your boys!!
hope all is well. done with this weather yet?

Elaine A. said...

That IS such a gorgeous photo! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I guess I have to say that I would love to have a white Christmas someday... but maybe not quite THAT white... ; )

Stay safe and warm!

Momisodes said...

What a beautiful photo of your boys around the tree. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Golightly said...

The first photo could be a postcard and the second photo (that I missed the first time around) looks like a vintage Christmas card. Very nice - both of them.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas! Have a happy and safe New Year!

Krystyn said...

Whew! That's a lot of snow!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh my goodness, I hope you have dug out by now and that your Christmas was wonderful. This picture is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

There is no way that is a real picture! Holy cow! That is crazy. Hope you have a Happy New Year. And hope you are feeling fin in '09!

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Finish every day and be done with it.
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