After the Christmas rush, which included a couple of birthday parties and some ESS work, I slept through midnight on New Years’ Eve…..so we could get on the road New Years’ Day.
You may well ask where we were going………should be to a warm climate, right!!! NOT!!! Instead we headed north to snow country – the reason – my niece’s wedding.
Up there, the snow has been around for a while already, so most roads were plowed – and for those that weren’t, well, we have good snow tires, and experienced drivers. I love snow, love to watch it fall, love to smell it, love to glory in its purity. I did wish we lived somewhere we could have snow more often.
And we had a good time with some of the family (not many able to make the trip at this time of year).
And playing Kinnect with my youngest niece
Even Grandpa played!
We arrived home to a Christmas house (oh, how I wished I’d finished it up before we left). By the time that was all down, we were unpacked, laundry done, household necessities addressed……..all of a sudden it was the weekend.
And then the snow came to the valley here! So pretty, falling straight down in the dark, with the streetlights shining behind it. Did I say I love snow, it’s whiteness, the peace and calm it seems to bring to the world.
Yes, we had to shovel, well Grizz shoveled - and the snow plows are out for the first time this season…….but there’s something so magical about snow on trees, snow in the darkness of night, snow falling on tongues sticking out to catch it, snow on a hillside with kids sledding. Did I say yet I love it!
They’re telling us we’re in for more snow, and I’m going to enjoy this! And drink hot chocolate with marshmallows to celebrate!
Happy winter! Blessings, Peg