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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowed In !!!

What a month!! First .. thank you to all who wished my son a speedy recovery. He is all better now and ready for Santa!
Next .. we got hit with a snowstorm the likes of which hasn't been seen in this area for about 40 years. We have been snowed in for 9 days now. I say snowed in because historically we get a few flakes here or there, but never any real snow. Nothing you can stuff a ruler into and be amazed at how deep it is. We don't even own boots, shovels or snow chains. Never been a need. But we haven't lost power and have plenty of food so we are good :) Last night we got 12 more inches of snow and then had freezing rain coat everything in a 1/2" thick glaze of ice. YUCK!! And this morning there are people skiing down the middle of our street!The pics are of my winter blooming camellia -- doesn't it look gorgeous dressed in snow? This was on the first day of snow. It's not looking as pretty now :(School of course has been cancelled for days. So, what have I been doing? Making ninja cities with my two little guys :)And designing new pretty jewels.I haven't been blogging since the snow. Between taking care of two little active guys at home and trying to get ready for Christmas in a snow-bound house it's been a little hectic. I didn't even know that the blog post I had scheduled to post automatically during my busy shipping weeks didn't post for some reason. So .. if you feel like reading more, read the next post down :)

And finally ... If you have kids and would like to do something cool with them, check out the NORAD SANTA TRACKER 2008. This site is a hoot! It pretends to be NORAD (military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada) tracking Santa's activities in the sky. Important: it doesn't go live until Santa takes off in his sled Christmas Eve, so there is nothing to see until then! When live, it shows a globe with present icons popping up on the cities of the Earth as Santa visits each one in real time. Select major cities get animated cut-scenes. I did it with my kids last year and they were just riveted!

*** Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year to Everyone!!! ***


Sugar Bear said...

We are getting a lot of snow here too. Hope it stops soon for both of us!

Mary Timme said...

Tis the season! And we are having cold if not too much snow. I'm glad for the solstice as I'm even getting tired of it being cold. Plus, I've had more than enough fun scooping snow this year!

Gracie said...

I'm glad your son is alright and on the way to recovery.

Wow! I can't even imagine what its like to snow (it will never happen here) let along being snowed in. I hope your having fun =)

And we have something similar with the Santa thing lol. It's so cute.

Oh and I like your caplet. It's beautiful. Though its so hot here lately.

I hope you have a fantastic Christmas with your family and friends!! xox

Healing Expressions said...

Thanks for peeking in on me! Your pics of your snow flowers are beautiful! Can you believe we have another storm getting ready to move in!I had to crack up at the Ninja Cities. It brought back fond memories of when my boys were smaller! Hope you all stay warm and cozy and have a wonderful Christmas!

Lola Enchanted said...

Merry Christmas sweet gal!!!!!

kecia said...

just dropping by to say Merry Christmas. in our house it was bronchitis - so it is always something that's for sure! (hey, you know it is almost time for OWOH again?)

The Rose Room said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Rachaelxo

Gina said...

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you!

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
kari & kijsa

KV said...

Happy New Year!

Kathy V in NM

Miss Sandy said...

I wanted to drop over and wish you a Happy New Year Heather!

Melissa Merrill said...

I'm glad I came across your blog. You're in the great Pacific NW as well. Yeah the snow was quite stunning. As it pretty much shuts down the city, I live in Portland. The company I work for closed for 3 days during that stretch of artic blast.