Thursday, January 21, 2016

Snow Day!

The forecast was for a little snow, but the weatherman wasn't too confident.  I was sure surprised when I got up at 4:30 to see how bright it was outside.  One look out the window revealed this:

4:30 a.m.
 7:20 a.m.
 9:00 a.m.
It's the first snow on our new pine trees.  I think they look right at home in the snow!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

Kevin came down just before New Year's for a visit.  Todd, Kevin, and I had a great day antiquing at some of my favorite places in Ozark, and found a new favorite.  The best find of the day for me was at the last place we went - a box of vintage ornaments marked down to $1 each and a bag of ornaments for $1.  I really liked this tree before, but with the addition of a few (or 20) new-to-me ornaments, I really love it!  Hated to take it down today.

 We celebrated New Year's Eve at Todd's cabin at the lake, where we watched the dogs, listened to a Jimmy Buffett concert, played a few games, ate, drank, and watched a few fireworks over the lake.
 And...maybe took a silly picture or two. ;)

 By New Year's Day, the dogs were worn out from chasing each other and tennis balls.
It was a great way to ring in the New Year!

Sunday, January 3, 2016


We had a wonderful Christmas!  Christmas Eve dinner was just the two of us, but I still managed to use every pot and pan to make us a turkey dinner.

 David surprised me with two beautiful new Adirondack chairs with a table and footstool.  I couldn't believe it!  They're so pretty and very comfortable.  I'm looking forward to warmer temperatures to really enjoy them.
 We celebrated Christmas Day with Mom, Dad, Grandmother, GW, and a visit to see Grandma.
 I wish I'd taken this sooner - it might have been our Christmas card for this year.  Act surprised if it shows up in your mailbox next year!
 The day after Christmas, we took a drive in the rain to look at some camping spots for Spring.  It'll be here before we know it!