Monday, December 22, 2008

A Snowy Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! This is probably the snowiest December in our area since 1990. We had snow again, starting on Saturday afternoon, that continued for much of yesterday. On Saturday morning we had a great choir rehearal with the orchestra, and everyone had a fine time putting the finishing touches on our altered program....rehearsal Thursday had been canceled due to snow. That evening we faced the challenge of two trips to the airport to pick up our Chicago family. Jill's flight was only a little bit late, but Michael and David's flight had many delays and arrived at about 3AM sans luggage. Thankfully our son did that pickup, and everyone was home safely, tucked in bed by 4:30AM. When we awoke, our backyard looked like this:
More Snow
The choir concert for Sunday morning was canceled before we went to bed, but Dick and Michael made two trips out, one to fetch Auntie Catherine in Seattle and the other to retrieve the suitcases. Both missions were accomplished, and we spent a great day together, warm and cozy in our snow-covered house. The arrival of the suitcases meant that I faced another challenge, fixing David's sweater. As you can see, Sophia's looks great.
Miss Blue Eyes
Fortunately, I was able to open up the shoulder seaming without too much difficulty while David helped Opa with the train setup. Right now everyone is napping/resting while we await news whether tonight's choir rehearsal will actually happen. Christmas Blessings to All from this snowy corner of the map!
Helping Opa


KarenJoSeattle said...

The sweaters look very cute, and so do the wearers. Merry Christmas.

Rian said...

What darling children...and the sweaters are delightful! Little Miss Blue Eyes...swoon.

Have a wonderful holiday, and stay warm.

Paula Hewitt said...

have a lovely christmas. the sweaters (and the kids in them) look very cute.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! Wow! Lots of snowy adventures and your yard looks like a fairy tale picture! Don't think I want to live where it snows, though, I'm a creature of hot weather and have enough trouble here in winter!! Warm day today, only 27 degrees with a nice breeze - singlet top and fan weather, but not uncomfortably sticky - and no snow! Tee! Hee! Hee! Enjoy your family Christmas - glad everyone (and luggage!!) arrived safely!! Christmas Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kathy A. said...

I am so glad your family arrived safe and sound with all that winter weather.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

Hello Judy!
I come to wish you and your family "Merry Christmas" and all the best for the new year!Please,sent some of the snow to our village! For you it's to much and we have so rainy days! Outside it's dark and dirty!
Greetings from Germany,Ulla

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
That I imagine, which is it marvelous pictures for Ulla :-))

I wish a beautiful Christmas, and a healthy and creative new year you, and your family.
Enjoy the common time.

Carl said...

Think i could get a little more credit for the late night airport run! Maybe a full blog post. Dont use my name though i dont want people googling me.