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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CHRISTMAS MORNING BRUNCH ....

Hello, all...
as I've mentioned....
we had such a beautiful snow on Christmas Eve,
continuing right on into CHRISTMAS DAY....
as I've not shared these photos, I am still in
CHRISTMAS MODE
for awhile longer.
We didn't have a big snow....not deep at all.
The flakes kept falling but they were tiny....and the ground was still warm so melting was fast.
As is our tradition at SWEET NOTHINGS.
Mr. Sweet and I get up early on Christmas morning and drive to
our son and daughter's houses to.......
check Santa things out. 
We started this when all the grands were little and anxious to show us what ole
SAINT NICK had brought them.
We plan to keep it up, adding GREAT-GRAND visits as need be. 
AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!



Lights on our little holly bushes with snow glistening...and a bit of BLUE HOUR fun.
We didn't have a single red berry on our holly this year due to the severe hot weather and drought. Maybe next Christmas......

...we stopped on the side of the highway to watch this parade of Canadian Honkers, aka CHRISTMAS GEESE, and they were "honking"
like crazy.  Such an added joy to our morning. 
I love this photo of a tree in daughter's front yard...
It came out of the camera just like this....no funny stuff with PhotoScape.
It looks like an awesome painting.
Isn't her home just beautiful !!

When we walked in at 9 in the morning, THIS delicious fragrance  greeted us and I could barely make it to the kitchen.....weak with hunger and that aroma of cinnamon rolls and breakfast casseroles WAS OVERWHELMING......

This is her brand new oven and it is sooo nice.
They just remodeled their kitchen and I hope to show you parts of it later. Beautiful




Stacy made the two casseroles...
eggs, cheese, green onions, sausage....O HONEY
Her sweet mother in law made the awesome cinnamon rolls and may I just
say that both the casseroles and the rolls were
TO. DIE. FOR.
...tasted sooo good.
Big mugs of hot coffee and tea of our choice...
I am sooo pampered...and I love it.
Her home looks like a fairy tale house, among a long line of snow kissed
CHRISTMAS TREES.
♥ ♥ ♥
What a blessed and wonderful time of the year...
xoxoxo
Hope you will share more Christmas photos, too.
joining in the fun with:
WOW ME WEDNESDAY  (snow has GOT to WOW !)

46 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I can smell the rolls. Pretty snow pics. We had snow on Christmas in 2010. Warm in 2011.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would love one of those cinnamon rolls....I love them! Looks like so good!!

Sarah said...

Bj, what a treat to see these photos of your white Christmas. Ours here was wet, but not white. ;-)
Looks like there was plenty to eat. ~ Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are beautiful, BJ! Snow is so pretty and we have had so little of it, I'm looking forward to a good storm!! I love the pictures of the geese and the pretty trees in your daughter's yard. Gorgeous!!

I had cinnamon rolls this morning! Not homemade though~these look heavenly, and so do the casseroles. I'm so happy that you had such a fun and joyful Christmas morning with family! :-)

XO,
Jane

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear BJ and a Happy Birthday as well! Christmas has finally been put away and I now have more time to concentrate on my blogging. I'm looking forward to some quiet days ahead:-)

Mmmmm, I can just smell those cinnamon rolls and casserole dish, they do look so delicious! Your daughter does indeed have a gorgeous home and with the snow it looks like a Christmas postcard:-)

We had a green Christmas which is very unusual for us but it has snowed since so we had a white New Year! Now it's turned frigid and as I type this, it's -2F...brrrrr!

Looking forward to another year of your delightful friendship:-) xoxo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, how perfect!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my , her home does look like a winter fairy tale. I keep seeing buns on blogs and my tummy is growling.. what a wonderful thing for you and Mr. Sweet to do- ya'll visiting them rather than make them bring the kids out.. You are great parents and I know your kids appreciate it.

Kelly said...

That is just SO sweet that y'all go to be with your grandkids on Christmas morning. That reminds me of when I was little. My grandparents used to come up from FL and spend the night. It's a memory I love. That's the way it should be! That food looks yummy! I think those casseroles look good too. Maybe you can get me the recipe!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics BJ, everything looks so pretty with the snow! It's been a long time since I've had a cinnamon roll-gotta fix that:@)

Vee said...

Oh yes, I remember that you in Texas and I in Maine both enjoyed snow globe kind of days...perfection!

What a lovely tradition you and Mr. Sweet enjoy! Visiting hither and yon and having breakfast at your daughter's home.

Oh and I did notice that beautiful oven now let me tell you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These all look like postcards! What a beautiful snow...perfect for Christmas! ♥

Linda Chapman said...

Oh, MY!!! What a great Christmas morning for all of you!! Can't wait to see more of your daughter's home.

Hollace said...

Beautiful, and so happy, too! I can't figure out where you live. I thought it was NY but then I got the idea it was in the Southwest. But snow in the SW? So I'm back to thinking NY...=)

Kathleen said...

It looks beautiful, the house and the breakfast!
I heard Tx had snow and thought how welcome that would be for your drought. I hope you get some more!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful winter photos, and that food looks so yummy.

Debbie said...

It DOES look like a fairy tale house sitting there among the trees. I love it.

Everything looks perfectly wonderful to me, from the snowy scenes outside to the food inside.

That's horrible about your berries, btw. I am praying in advance of this year that you folks in Texas get showers of blessing, and we get some wet stuff here too.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful photos, BJ. The house and breakfast goodies look amazing. I am happy you got some snow; we did not, and I am happy about that too! It's allllll good. (My new slogan for 2012!) xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh yum yum yummy!! girl I can almost smell them..How was your BD my dear friend..Love your daughter home so pretty..I have always loved brick home..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Jann Olson said...

Oh the smell of those cinnamon rolls. What a delicious feast for the eyes and the bellies. Yes, I love her snowdusted home amongst the trees. We usually are blanketed with snow for Christmas. We have nothing this year. It just wasn't quite the same. There's nothing like fresh fallen snow!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was just enough snow to make everything look beautiful! Oh those casseroles and cinnamon rolls...yum!

jeanne said...

Hi bj, your Christmas morning with your daughter sounds awesome. the food looks delicious. Mmmmm, cinnamon rolls are my fave anytime. I love the photo of the lovely tree in the snow. We had a white mountain view this morning. It is very cold at 12 degrees tonight.

I am glad you are still sharing Christmas. I too will be sharing some special times this Christmas.

Love and hugs with wishes for a wonderful 2012.
Jeanne

Indrani said...

These are superb images. We never get snow, so I have this strong urge to feel the snow in the pics.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, BJ, your daughters home is TDF!!!!!!!! And nestled in amongst the trees it is like a postcard! Can't wait to see more. The FOOD looked wonderful! I had cereal on Christmas morning, LOL! XO, Pinky

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, look at those beautiful pictures of SNOW. . I want it to snow where I live. We haven't had any for a long time. It is dry and barren. Glad you got some in West Texas. And your rolls look so delicious. Hmmm. Yummy! Hugs, Karie

Love Of Quilts said...

Love seeing the snow. We didn't have any for Christmas. Oh the food looked so good.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

The perfect amount of snow for Christmas!

Those casseroles looked so good!

Willow said...

Your pictures are beautiful and the rolls are making me hungry. We had our first snowfall yesterday. Late for around here.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks so pretty--love a dusting of snow! Here we have nothing but rain and all the plants are drowning! Maybe we will get a touch of snow this year. Tell your daughter her house is lovely.

Pondside said...

What a pretty Winter Wonderland!
I imagined that I could smell those cinnamon buns and the casseroles - yummy!

Pam said...

Looks like we should have had our vehicles pointing south to experience a White Christmas. lol! In Michigan we had a brown Christmas. blah! But it was still good.:-) Your daughter's house looks like a post card. And you must share the recipes for the casseroles and cinnamon rolls. Yummy! :-) Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Beautiful snow, kinda icing on the Christmas cake:) LOVE your Daughter's home... GORGEOUS!!!!!! Yummilicious goodies, how sweet of them to pamper you!

Enjoy your day dear BJ, HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

The pictures of the snow are real nice. And yes your daughters house is very nice. I love that big oven and the items inside, everything looks so yummmy. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sweet Tea said...

Her house does look like a Fairy Tale houss, "Picture Perfect". I swear I can smell those cinammon rolls and those casseroles. Yummm!

Cheri said...

Came over from Kim's blog, Savvy Southern style. Your snow pictures had me captured as I miss the snow for the holidays so I had to live through your pictures, thank you.
Cheri

PS- your daughter has an absolutely lovely home and those cinn. roll...yummy.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhh my Dear, I am so happy that you had Snow-For-Christmas. And that you recorded it, *for posterity.*

And what a lovely tradition! Lovely. And yummmmmy toooooo. :-)

Gentle hugs,
I am not young enough to know everything."
- Oscar Wilde

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

And how could I forget to note, another New Look here. A wee bit of Yellow, I see. :-)))))))))

I am not young enough to know everything."
- Oscar Wilde

Chris said...

Simply beautiful.... The home, the snow and your way of spending Christmas morning. I wanted to reach in that oven and grab a cinnomon roll. :)
♥ ♥ ♥
Chris

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

Mmmm...oh to have someone to make ME cinnamon rolls for Christmas!!! Your day sounds as though it was perfect!!

Happy New Year,

Sarahxx

TexWisGirl said...

i could practically smell and taste those cinnamon rolls! yum! so nice to see such beautiful snows at Christmas in Texas!

Debby said...

Yum, Yum, a great tradition. Your daughter's house is beautiful. Love the picture of all the trees. I'm not ready to put Christmas to rest either. Happy New Year.

Kathleen Grace said...

Stacey's house is gorgeous, I would love to see the kitchen! I am so happy for you that you had that snow, the ground and plants will love that moisture. Maybe the weather is turning around and the drought is coming to an end. Wouldn't that be a blessing! It looks like your Christmas was picture perfect:>)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi sweet lady! Your photo's are just wonderful! It's been in the high 80's and hit 90 yesterday.
Everything is put away..but I am so in need of colder weather...however it's nice to sit on the front porch in the early morning sun and have coffee and rolls.
And, yes, life is grand, bj! We are indeed fortunate!
Your daughter's home is gorgeous! What a lucky lady to have such a fantastic home.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! That last picture is just perfection! She does have a beautiful home and that looks like enough cinnamon rolls for an army! It sounds like a perfect morning and I'm sure you loved the snow since you know it probably won't last long in your area! I have to say, you have what sounds like the perfect Christmas with all your loved ones so near you.

Tracy F. said...

Pretty snow pictures. The menu sounds very yummy!

On Crooked Creek said...

B,
Know you had a wonderful time at Stacy's...but how I envy you and all that SNOW!!! Your photos are lovely...thanks for sharing!
Fondly,
Pat

nannykim said...

Looks like you are in for some weight gain!