This Christmas was the least stressful holiday I've had while being a mom. With 3 grown boys, 1 with a household not far from here, 1 living out of state, and 1 living at home for a while, I knew things were going to be quiet. Especially with "the virus" (as my school kids call it) putting a damper on things, I was expecting a peaceful, quiet holiday. School was scheduled to end on the 18th, but we received a little gift from the school board: an extra day off. Numbers were spiking here, so we were in school 2 days, virtual 2 days, and off on Friday. I actually had everything done before I usually do, so I was able to work on something for my online teacher (SLP) store. I wanted to get some of it done so I could completely take the last week of the year off while we were on vacation.
The weather forecast for Christmas Eve into Christmas Day hinted at a white Christmas. Yeah, right. I only remember maybe 2 white Christmases in my life. When you live in the Tennessee Valley, you learn to take the forecast with a grain of salt and not believe it until you see it. WELL...when I left for the 5:00 Christmas Eve Mass, it was snowing and had just begun to stick. It snowed all during Mass and when I walked out the door, it was still snowing and everything was covered. The 6:00 bells were ringing, most of the people were already gone so it was quiet and most everything was still. It was absolutely gorgeous!
Well I think a white Christmas sounds beautiful except for having to drive in it! It does look like Narnia. What a lovely surprise from MS. We didn't take pictures either except for James. The pictures are so pretty with the snow and how awesome that they went sledding.ReplyDelete
Oh my, your snow pictures are beautiful! The tree in the park is absolutely gorgeous...Christmas card worthy! The snow really did bring some magic to our Christmas this year, didn't it? A quiet respite from all the year's chaos. Happy New Year! Good to see you here. :-)ReplyDelete
It's lovely! And what a wonderful surprise!! We may see a few snow sprinkles here, but supposed to warm up next week so it will be short lived. Have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete