Sunday, December 26, 2010

~ First White Christmas EVER! ~

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Day one way or another. The highlight of the big day for me was that I had my very first white Christmas! Having been born and raised in Southern California and spent most of my life there, I'd never experienced falling snow until our move east! I never knew how much I would love winter and snow! We got just shy of 3 inches as our Christmas Day total and it's still snowing today! Here's a pic I just snapped out the back:
I also wanted to share with you the wonderful gifts I received from my friends. Look at what Karen made for me...a gorgeous bonnet in my favorite sage check fabric, a beautiful doll dressed in mustard calico, and a set of perfectly prim herb animals...what fun these will be to decorate with for spring and summer! She really spoiled me didn't she? Thank you Karen!
Pat made for me this fabulous stocking and she also sent me one of her husband Don's stunning ink well reproductions! Thank you Pat!
Kris sent me this amazing Santa head ornament that she made! Thank you Kris!
Linda made me some address labels with what else? yep a willow tree!...she knew I'd like that! Thank you Linda!
Kath sent me a lovely CD of Celtic music which I love, Thank you Kath!
Just look at this adorable gingerbread man that Loretta made for me! Isn't he just the cutest thing? Thank you Loretta!
These gifts mean so much to me because I don't receive gifts from my family...there's just the 5 of us...me, my husband, our 2 grown boys, and 1 daughter-in-law...none of them celebrate Christmas per se so it is just lonely ol' me trying to make things as festive as possible. I get them all gifts but I tell the kids not to get me anything because they struggle financially and I gave up years ago trying to get my husband to buy me something so I have come to enjoy the season leading up to Christmas more than the day itself, but I do enjoy receiving gifts! Thank you all so very much!!

I know alot of you are going to be experiencing blizzard conditions out there so please stay safe and warm!

9 comments:

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I am so happy you finally got your White Christmas Janet!! I know what a novelty it is to those who haven't had one.

You got some great gifts ~ all richly deserved!!

Stay safe and warm! HUgs!!

Primsue said...

Wow, Janet, your white Christmas picture is beautiful! I love all of your prim perfect gifts.

Have a Blessed New Year,
Sue

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Janet I'm so happy you got some snow I know how much you LOVE it!! Guess what we got some snow here in South Carolina!!!! We missed having a white Christmas by one day, but I'll take it...it's the closest thing I've ever had to a white Christmas. I just LOVE all of your new goodies enjoy them!!!

Blessings,
Dana

Sheila said...

Merry Christmas Janet!
lovely gifts you recieved and WOW snow too!
Blessings to you~
Sheila

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am so happy that you had snow...what a wonderful surprise for you. It snowed here during the beginning of December and it still has not melted. It has just been too cold to melt anything. It is fine with me but as for January and February...then the snow is just tiresome...lol Blessings, Dianntha

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Merry Christmas Janet...oh what beaufiful gifts from your friends...all so thoughtful.

I never received Christmas gifts from my husband ever until this year...but I basically had to say get it for me! lol So I understand that part of it....and also it's so hard on our children when this time of year comes along when it's difficult to spend money that's not there.
You are a good mom!
Glad you got a few special gifts for a very special lady.

Hugs, Karen

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Merry Christmas toyou and your family! Hugs, Evelyn

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

SO HAPPY ya had a WHITE Christmas, my friend!!! :) ♥♥

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Oh Janet I'm so happy you had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!! How wonderful!

What lovely little gifts you received also. You need to do what I do and give your husband a list with colors, sizes, style numbers and coupons lol! These are things I am usually to cheap to buy for myself. I just tell him to pick one or two things so I'm still surprised.

Wishing you love and happiness in 2011. Happy New Year!
Hugs ~ Jenn