Saturday, December 25, 2010

A White Christmas

Well, today has been a day of firsts. We had our first White Christmas! In the South, this is very unusual. My husband and I have never had snow on Christmas morning, and neither have my children. It was truly magical to wake up to the crisp, beautiful blanket of white.  No cars, no people (as most neighbors had already gone out of town for the Holidays)  -- nothing but silence and this magical sight!  This was definitely a day I think my kids and I will always remember.

The other "first" that I had was not spending Christmas day with my parents due to the bad weather. (I know, I'm lucky to have spent so many with them, and I'm very grateful!)  Although it's amazing to have this snowy Christmas day at home, I do miss seeing them today.  I could tell my Mom was a little down when I talked to her on the phone this morning -- and was missing us too. We will just have to plan something for later in the week...  I can't wait to see her open her surprise gift -- I got her a KitchenAid stand mixer! What a great treat it will be to surprise her!

I hope everyone had a magical Christmas Day! (And took lots of holiday photos!)


Beth said...

So pretty! You have more now than us in northern Ind.! Funny thing, my g'ma moved to Tenn. this year to get away from the snow & now she has more than us! LOL!!! Glad you had a white Christmas, but sorry you couldn't spend it with family.

Karen said...

Beautiful photographs! We've had record snow this month as well, but it's not nearly as unusual as it is for you.

Lynn said...

beautiful photos. they look like post cards. glad you had a white christmas.

Tonia Sherrill said...

Beautiful photos! The white Christmas was amazing but it was different not spending the day with family. At least we got some nice snow pics for our albums ;-)