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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING IN WEST TEXAS....

I am almost.....ALMOST.....ashamed to even brag on OUR snow out here....
I know, compared to what a lot of areas are getting right now...
our little snow is just a baby.....
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...but, BY GOLLY....we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS
for the first time in.....well....I can't remember when !!


Some little lighted holly bushes out front took on a
MAGICAL glow with all that snow on them....
I worried that the cords getting wet might cause a short thus causing a
FIRE...
but MR. SWEET assured me that it would be ok.......
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brrrrr...I was so SO glad that I didn't have to get out at all ....
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I am thankful that my family all live close so that no one had to be on the highway
because, beneath this tiny snow is the DREADED...
BLACK ICE !!
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Ya'll stay warm and toasty......and SAFE !

I am linking with SUSAN for OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY

*We had more snow today...not too much but enough!
I think the weather person is saying another snow is headed our way...
AND SOMEONE NOT LONG AGO LEFT
a comment and said, "West Texas never gets snow!"
HA !!


We are eating lots of warm, rib-sticking soups...

Eating the last of the German Chocolate Cake...
Oh, and this COFFEE HOUSE WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA
in your hot cup of coffee is good enough to make your eyes glaze over !!

...and needless to say...but I will say it ANYway...

We are keeping a hot fire going all day long in our FRANKLIN FIREPLACE...

O HONEY.....

38 comments:

Civilla said...

We used to live in Abilene and get snow every year. Sorry about your spam. Lots of people have been getting it. I'm going to try to get rid of anon comments, too. I use comment moderation, too. Go to setting and then permissions and click on the thing that says comment moderation always.

Kathleen said...

Hey bj, glad you got a little of the white stuff to keep the Christmas spirit going, even if you scrooged away all your decorations already!! :)
I invited everyone to your birthday party..so get a little more food and a few more chairs..LOL!

Dixie said...

I'm having serious snow envy for my Texas sisters in the north and west... all we get is rain-rain-rain... maybe a spec of ice here and there... but none of that purdy white stuff!

great post... I'd love some of that great looking soup sitting next to the Franklin stove! Perfect!

Happy New Year BJ! Dixie

Sandra said...

Hi BJ. I just read that you're from the W. Texas area. I am too. We got snow today and it has been really cold. Have a wonderful new Year. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Connie said...

We're due for it tonight, tomorrow and thursday here in western Idaho, chickee. Looks good to me but I just don't drive in it. Happy new year, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

ellen b. said...

That is so great. It's always fun to get unexpected snow. It makes everything look so lovely...
Enjoy and Happy O.W. to you!

Sue said...

BJ, You got more snow than we did for Christmas! Isn't it just magical looking? I'm sure we will get hit come January- always do... December is the rainy month. yukky gray skies... I hope that the New Year brings you all good things and that you are blessed with good health and good luck!
hugs, Sue

Jenna said...

Hello!
Im new to your blog and just love your snow pictures! Also have got to try that creamer. I go to starbucks and order a Venti White Mocha, which is about $5, imagine how many creamers Id have in my pantry for everytime I go!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Lookin so pretty BJ!
What a neat little fireplace, lookin so cozy at your place! Happy New Year! Cindy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your snow pictures are so pretty. I love seeing the blue sky in the background too in your first photo. The night photos with the lights are pretty too. How do you make the photo have a the appearance of a snow circle around it? It looks so pretty. I'm not too savvy on getting my photos on my blog, that looks very nice. The soup looks yummy too. We've been making lots of that too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Theresa said...

Love the snow pictures BJ! I think the picture of the bush with the lights and snow is OMG Gorgeous! Enjoy your warm soup and toasty tootsies by the fire!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Up here, we have lights for indoor and outdoor, but I don't imagine you bother with that given your normal 'no snow' winter?

Chris said...

Now that is beautiful. I can't imagine getting up on a Christmas morning and looking out my window at that sight.

Happy New Year,
Chris

scrappydee said...

I love the Holly bushes - looks like Angels touched them. Enjoy the warm fire...thanks for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

I am hapy you had a White Christmas. It does look pretty with the Christmas lights.
I wish you and yours a very Happy New Years.

Tara said...

Wow, BJ--you're joining us her in New York--we had 23 inches on our island! The most snow ever since recorded weather! It was great having a white Christmas, done't you think??

:0)
Tara

PS-I changed my blog template, please let me know what you think!

Quilt Works said...

I love your snowy photos - we have a lot of snow as well!



...waterfront in my favorite day trip destination!

Deb Price said...

I am from Texas..was born on a snowy day and the next time I saw snow I was 12!! Now, I live in it every winter!! I just stay in alot!! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas...
Hugs from Indiana

Justine said...

Ooh BJ, the snow is just sooooooooo beautiful! Wish I could be there to sit in front of that fire with you, sharing some coffee and laughs.

Justine ;O )

Lori E said...

I called my post Baby It's Cold Outside too. I guess if we both say it then it really is.
Actually we are doing okay here in B.C.
Your shrubs look so pretty lit up like that. Snow is good for something after all.

PAT said...

BJ these photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!
We have snow again, too. It was just about all gone. Your Texas storm made it's way northeast, overnight and the ground is covered again and still snowing. We don't mind, nowadays, because we don't have to be out on the roads, unless it's an emergency. Well....today must be an emergency!! J is on his way to mail a "care package", chocolate orange and a couple other things, to our friends who are on their way to South Padre for the winter. The other emergency is....there are NO BLACKEYED PEAS, in the house. Now I call that a real emergency, with New Years Day almost here!!

The soup looks so good. I made chili on Monday. We had it again yesterday. Today, I'm using the last of it to make chili mac.

I am going to have to follow you into the no anon. comments zone. I began moderating all comments again over Christmas. I have rejected many since last week. Some were on posts that are three years old!! I am still finding these awful anon comments, while going through my archives. I think you have the right idea about not having anon.

Joni has been through an ordeal with anon. commenters in the last couple days. Another reason to not allow them.

Happy New Year, BJ and enjoy that snow!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I'm so happy you enjoyed your White Christmas and are staying warm by the fire. Even though we never get snow here in my area of Florida, I do love a good, rib-sticking soup.

vignette design said...

What a beautiful winter wonderland. I didn't know it snowed in Texas. Your pictures are gorgeous. --Delores

Marcela said...

Happy New Year my dear BJ!!!

Have a wonderful day with your family:)

Love
Marcela

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Mmmm that stew/soup sure looks good. We've also gotten snow this winter here in Louisiana which is always unusual but so much fun to play in.

arkie said...

It was a wonderful white Christmas! Your bushes look beautiful with the lights and snow! I think TX got more snow than NM. Beautiful pics!

Sherri said...

Those are great pictures! I love it when it snows at Christmas! Stay safe! Have a Happy New Year!
Sherri@lavenderfields

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your snow is beautiful BJ with all of your pretty Christmas lights! We had a white Christmas too for the first time in years. Most of the snow is gone now, because we had rain after the snow, but we are suppose to get more snow NY EVE.
xo
Penny

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. We had snow here in Illinois for Christmas. As we speak, outside it looks like a snow globe. It is pretty! I really adore how you framed your snow images.
Joyce M

JyLnC said...

Congrats on the white Christmas. Since I have lived in the northern part of the US my entire life, snow at Christmas is a must and I'm disappointed when we don't have snow. It makes all of the Christmas decorations glisten like diamonds. Love it.

However, in January I don't want ANY snow but alas we always receive it anyway. Have a wonderful New Year.

cherry said...

I think your snow is beautiful.. but then we never see snow ..lol
May 2010 be filled with beauty and blessings for you and yours. hugs, Cherry

The Lone Star Queen said...

Black ice is the worst! Ya'll did get more snow than we did. It did make for a pretty Christmas. Thanks for stopping by today.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday bj! Your snow photos are very pretty...I like snow that only lasts a few days...afte r that I want it gone..lol

Wishing you a happy & healthy 2010!

Adrienne said...

Your snow is beautiful. We had a bit of unexpected snow yesterday afternoon and through this morning. It's all gone now and we have rain. Stay safe and warm and have a wonderful New Year, my friend. ~Adrienne~

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Your snow is pretty and I'm glad you got some. We just drove in from south Texas and there is still snow piled everywhere. Of course, my 17 year old couldn't wait to get in his car and go somewhere. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for safe driving.

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH BJ I love that Franklin fireplace! I want one!!!!!

Wow -- amazing snow pictures for your part of this amazing world -- it looks like New Jersey! :-)

Yummy looking soup!

Have a wonderful New Year.
Stay warm.
Cass

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty does it look BJ!
Stay safe and warm.

Happy New Year & Many Blessings!
~Melissa :)

Cottage Rose said...

OH Wow BJ... Love Love the beautiful snowy photos,, love the lights on the snow covered bushes,,, just beautiful..... we are just getting lots of rain,,, and cold,, stay warm and cozy....

Happy New Year;

Hugs;
Alaura