Sunday, January 10, 2010

First snow


Over the holidays, my brother, his wife, and their 5 year old daughter came to stay with us for a week. It was one of the best holidays I've had in years for several reasons. One, it was wonderful to have family with us. I grew up in rural Maryland, on the water, in a family of seven. My siblings and I now live all over the country, from Maryland, Arkansas, Colorado, to California. We all have families of our own and get together every few years for family reunions and special occasions but there is nothing like having them around for the holidays.

While I wish my parents and siblings, and our families could all be together (there would be 21 of us!), I felt grateful to have even a handful of us.

Another reason it was special was my niece had never seen snow before. Maybe as a baby, but she had no recollection. So guess what it did the second night they were here - IT SNOWED! Big, fluffy flakes that fell for two days straight. Here are a few special pics from that week:



Look closely and you'll see that my brother his writing his daughter's name in the snow with his tracks.

What the kids wanted to leave for Santa - Soy milk, cookies, cheese, and cranberries :)


Evidence that kids have been playing in the snow all day.


The house was a mess, there was mud and snow everywhere, gloves were lost and noses frozen. And I hope it happens again soon.

8 comments:

Wendy Hilton said...

I really enjoyed this! I love spending time with my family members, and I am so blessed to have most of them living close by. You are absolutely right--spending time, especially during the holidays--with family members is what makes the holidays special. It may be hectic and noisy, but I love it anyway! Also, the pictures you posted are just beautiful! I live in the South, so I never see snow like that. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Andrews Province said...

Hey Holly! My daughter Claire, age 7, saw the pics and commented after the one of all the snow gear and said "Mom, now that's an assortment of shoes!.... that's one of my vocabulary words!" Glad you had fun.. the more the merrier I say:)

Christine:) said...

Hi Holly! Just stopping by to say hi- I love those pictures. What a gorgeous snow. And I am sure Santa adored his treats! It sure looked good to me...;)

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Gail Storey said...

Welcome to BMW, Holly! We have a fabulous community of bloggers (BlogBabes on our BMW Ning site) and you'll be a wonderful addition with your go-for-it attitude and expertise. BMW's Beth Hayden, of Blogging with Beth, helped a lot of us get our blogs up and running, moi included! Looking forward to meeting you in person at a BMW event.

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! (My kids, by the way, always leave pomegranates for Santa. LOL.) Now following from MBC. Come see me sometime

Rudy Rukus said...

Great post Holly. I love your profile pic for blogger you look like a supermodel!!

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