Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Kara keeps asking about snow. She had her first little taste of snow on the day after Thanksgiving, but she wants more! "When will it snow, Mommy?" "Will we have snow on Christmas?" She doesn't understand why I can't answer these questions for her. "It all depends," holds no meaning for her. So when we traveled to my mother-in-law's house in West Virginia on Friday, Kara was so excited to wake up to fresh-fallen snow on the ground. And this time, it was far more than the little dusting we had at our house a few weeks ago.

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But first, we opened presents.
The girls modeled their new Marshall shirts from Nana.

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After opening our presents, I finally gave a green light to Kara's many requests to "Please go outside, Mommy."
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Mia was a little too excited to eat the snow. :)
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Ummmmm, yeah... not so prepared for the snow. The big girls each lost their gloves and we didn't pack snowpants. Not to worry, our snow angels quickly thawed out after this picture was taken.
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I am so thankful we were able to enjoy the beautiful snow from inside Nana's warm house. I know of many of Nolan's relatives who lost electricity and a friend of his family that was stranded on the turnpike for 17 hours. I can't even imagine being stranded for that long without food or a bathroom, and only starting out with a 1/4 tank of gas, she had little heat throughout her 17-hour isolation. I am going to start leaving blankets and snacks in the back of our car, just in case...

I hope that you were able to stay safe and warm this weekend!


Colleen said...

Michelle the pictures are beautiful!!!!! Hey,did you know that my nephew played baseball for Marshall and just graduated from there : )
The girls are all so cute!!! Will you be spending Christmas at home or staying in W. Virginia??

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like a great visit to Grandma's. The girls look like they really enjoyed the snow:) I also really love the Joy to the World photos below. Best wishes for a blessed Christmas, Michelle.

mommy24treasures said...

how fun! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Tanya said...

Merry Christmas! It was great to meet you this past year. It is a delight to see your photos and to be inpired by them!

Norah said...

So glad she got her snow!

Joe and Jane said...

Beautiful pictures! We have snow-eaters at our house too. Glad they enjoyed it!

Courtney said...

What a special experience for you to be able to share this with Kara! I

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like you had a great visit to Grandma's complete with snow:) I am glad you were safe and warm....couldn't imagine being stuck on the road for 17 hours....that is scary!!

I always loave how the girls are dressed alike.....and I know you said they prefer to dress that way....makes it that much cuter:)

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.