Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Wonderland in the Desert!!

Snow in the desert?  You bet.  It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, we try to enjoy every minute of it.  Of course, it took five hours for Chuck to get home from work, but at least he made it.  Plenty of commuters didn't make it home until late the next day.

I love the way the trees looked covered in snow and ice!!
This is the front of my house all covered in snow.  So pretty!

Meagan, Beth and Matt had a ball making a snowman.  This was early in the day.  By the end of the day, there was no grass showing anywhere. 

So Christmas vacation started two days early for the kids in town!  Yeah!  And while the kids played outside in the snow, I baked Christmas cookies.  A double batch of Spritz and a double batch of frosted sugar cookies.  Meagan did come in and help with the sugar cookies.  She did all the rolling and cutting out.  She is a great helper.

While we did enjoy the snow, we are glad that it is just a once in a while event.  I don't think I'd be too thrilled with the white stuff all winter long.

Have a great Christmas.  I will!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

iMac and Holidays Happenings

Today we brought home our new iMac computer. I'm totally excited. We have always had PC's so now we have to learn something new. But I think it will be a great change! And isn't is beautiful?? So in the next few weeks I may be moving my blog to an iweb page. I'll keep you posted.

On the family front, we are busy getting ready for the holidays. The tree is going up today. The lights went up last week. And baking will commence this week. Yeah!

Last night we went to the Drama Holiday Showcase at the High School. Jacob enjoyed playing several parts during the Showcase. It was really energetic and funny. Jacob is sad that so many chapters of his life are coming to a close now that it is his senior year. Tonight will be his last drama performance in high school. He's already turned in his Senior paper and is anticipating the Christmas Show Choir performance coming up in two weeks. He'll be singing a solo at that. Chuck and I are so proud of him!