Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas and a blizzard!

Look who popped in on Christmas Eve!! Yes, it's Santa and the Mrs. and of course, Buddy~the elf! We so enjoyed their visit!!

Cailee looks just a LITTLE happy here! Cailee knows the scoop on Santa but she still had fun. Especially since Santa is her 5th grade teacher! *wink*

Nora loved the visit too! She knows Santa exists but was still curious who this guy 'really' was that stopped by :)

And then it was Cutler's turn! He watched quietly as the girls got their turn on Santa's lap and we weren't quite sure if he'd dare when it was his turn, but no problem! When Santa called his name, he RAN and jumped into his lap! So cute!

This is my oldest son, Derek and my friend, Dale. I need to request that people pose for pictures more often instead of trying to catch candid shots like this. Dale has a death grip on his wine and looks as if he's concerned someone might just come and take it away from him!

My middle son Ryan holding his nephew Cutler. Cailee and her mom, Jeni are also pictured here.

My youngest son, Josh :)

My Dad, Ordell. He just turned 75!

And now for a few of the 2009 Blizzard Alvin that dumped about 20 inches of snow in our area over the holiday weekend!

This is my shrub outside the window.

Mieko is sitting by the window here longing to go play (sink) in the new white stuff!

My wonderful son (Ryan) drove to my Dad's house and loaded up his snowblower so he could clean a walkway from the house to the street and the driveway. My boss stopped over with the company payloader and cleaned out the driveway.

This storm was a doozy! On Saturday morning my furnace quit so I got bundled up and went to the south side of the house and sure enough......6' snow drifts covering my vents! I had to stand in snow up to my privates :) and start shoveling a drift that was taller than me! I got the snow away from the vents and the furnace returned to it's normal duties and all was well again in my world.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas surrounded by family and friends and the love they bring! I'm excited for the New Year! My head is full of new goals and challenges! I always get excited about the new possibilities that await!

Wishing you all the very best!!


Jasmine said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. All the best for 2010 x

Renee said...

I cannot believe the snow and that perfect straight line, fantastic picture.

I love the pictures your family is all beautiful and the men are handsome.

Thanks for the laugh of the death grip, har har.

I did not receive anything yet dear one but I am going to add your name right now, I hope that is okay.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Julia Finucane said...

Wow, you sure did get a lot of snow. Looks fun =) Well not the shoveling or furnace part. Have a wonderful New years.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

No worries Renee :) I know it will get there and there's no need to add my name before it does.
You're too cute!

WrightStuff said...

The elf looks like my boyfriend. I always knew he had a secret career...
That snow sure is something else. We have some forecast but in our case 'heavy snow' usually means about an inch and complete cessation of all infrastructure!

Nicola said...

Wow Darla these photos of the snow are amazing! It's hard to believe you're that deep in snow when we're sweltering over here!!! It's crazy! Loved your Christmas photos, looks like you and your family had a lovely holiday season!!!! Looking forward to seeing where your work takes you in the New Year!!! xoxo

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Oh, I love reading about your White Christmas.
That Santa looks right at home there!
Best wishes for 2010

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Wow, how much snow? !!!!!
Loved seeing your holiday photos of your beautiful family!
Keep smiling!


Michelle Eaton said...

Looks like you all had a great day together!

That snow is crazy! So much of it.

priti.lisa said...

Hi Darla, I loved tis picture gallery, the only thing missing was the guys in their camo turtle neck thingys. I was really looking foward to that...
Don't even get me started on the snow, I'm just not quite as jolly as you.
Happy, healthy, New Year to you too
xox, Lisa

SugarberrySensations said...

Darla, I loooooooooove these pictures of your BEAUTIFUL family! What wonderful, wonderful pictures - I'm so happy you shared these with us, a little peek inside your life! And the comment about Dale's death grip - that is HILARIOUS!!!!!!

You poor thing with all that snow - and here we thought that I was going to get the worse end of that storm, but good heavens - you did!!!


Colleen said...

Well, you have S.N.O.W don't you? Wow- loved all the cute that Dad of yours :-)