It was a short winter. We actually had a white Christmas despite what the weather people said! Yay!
It was soft and fluffy, just the kind of snow to make a good snow angel in. Also the kind to get the ole’ snowmobile out and drag the grand kids around the fields on their new snow tubes!
DIL and I were in the warmth of my truck following them around to get pictures. Mr. D had had enough of the snow flying in his face so jumped in the truck with us! Is that the stink eye or what?!!
Then we did some sledding down FIL’s hill out back of his house.
Now the rain has come in from the west and there isn’t a flake of snow to be seen anywhere!!! It’s ALL GONE and the rain continues. WAAAAAAAAA!
I went down to visit my sister and just happened to have my camera with me as all good bloggers do. Her house looked so pretty with all her Christmas decorations so I took some pictures. My BIL always sets up a train set that he has had since he was a little boy. This year it took him 13 hours to set it up!
Her tree looked so pretty.
I asked her who made the mittens that are hanging on the wall behind the tree as I thought they were so cute………..she said “you did”! As I have said many times before, a mind is a terrible thing to lose!
That’s a pretty good blanket stitch if I do say so myself thank you very much!
She collects all things gingerbread men.
She got the toy soldier on the right at a Yankee Swap this year.
We had a wonderful Christmas. I told the Hubs that I would love to do those few days all over again! We had a Patriot’s party Christmas Eve afternoon to watch the game and then began the festivities at 5 o’clock. I don’t have any pictures yet as I had Son and my niece taking them and they need to give me a copy.
Christmas morning we went to church and took up a whole row as we all wanted to set together. We had two of our young men there that are home from the war and they gave testimony of a few of their experiences there. One of them was given the job of chaplain in some of camps and he really enjoyed that. They had opportunities to speak to some of the other soldiers of their trust in God. As the old saying goes, there aren’t any ath*eists in foxholes.
We came home and had Christmas dinner, and so that you all don’t think I had the ultimate Norman Rockwell day, my yeast rolls that my family begs for came out like hockey pucks!!!! I have no idea why, I have made these rolls a hundred times, could make them in my sleep but these were AWFUL! Then the next day when I was cleaning out my refrigerator I found the chopped onions and celery and melted butter that I had made ahead of time to put in my stuffing STILL IN THE REFRIGERATOR! Sigh………as I said, a mind is……………blah, blah, blah……. now how does that go?