Monday, November 15, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

On Saturday morning (early) we awoke to this!! Yep, snow!! It is the kind of snow that is extremely heavy and wet. The flakes were huge and it was really coming down. Very pretty. Evan was so excited and he thought Santa was coming. Too cute.

Here is another shot looking from the house to the lake.
Sorry to bore you with tree pictures but it was so pretty hanging from the trees.

Another landscape picture.

After lunch ( and before naps) we decided to bundle the kids up and head outside. They loved it for a while. Emma kept eating the snow. It brought back memories of me doing that when I was a kid. Then she proceeded to take her hat and mittens off, so in we went.

Evan thought it was fun but he didn't like the snow hitting his face. Just imagine those big flakes hitting your face. He kept saying my eyes hurt. The snow was melting in his eyes. Do you notice the hat Laura? The funny thing is, he has both hats you crocheted on. He thinks it's fun to wear them at the same time.
This is our pathetic attempt at a snow man. Jim went a little crazy dressing it up, but Evan really enjoyed it. ( Remember I had to bring Emma in by this point.) The snowman is quickly melting away. A lot of the snow is melting although the ground is still white. Hopefully we will get some warmer weather to melt more of it. We have an outside project that needs to get done.

Well all this snow put me in the mood for Christmas. So on Sunday I put my very small tree up in my family room. It houses all the ornaments I have received or collected over the years ( and ones we have purchased). I still need to add a little more to the top but I am liking the way it turned out. I still have to add the tree skirt but I have not gotten any of my bins out yet.

Happy decorating!! Once Emma's party is done I will be in full Christmas mode. Can't wait for both!!


  1. Wow, I can belive you have snow! It really looks like winter up North! Cute cute tree, I can't wait to start decorating. My mom told me about the cute new program for the cricut you have... I am envious! The Santa one would be so cute!

  2. I can hardly believe 2 posts in one month!! Way to go. I wondered if you were able to go to Wisconsin this weekend. Someone said that MN got a lot of snow and I guess you did. I am glad you like can keep it up there please.
    Your tree looks great - I wish your pictures would enlarge so I could see detail. I really like the topper - is that the one from HL?

  3. Jessica-I can send you some if you like, just let me know.

    Sue- Part of it is from HL and the other part from Target. I need to get a little more. I don't know how to get my pictures to enlarge. Any ideas?

  4. In order to get your pics to enlarge you must add them first before any text or anything. I make a list of all the pics I want and then add them in reverse order. Then I do the text. Then all of your pics should enlarge.

  5. That is what I do always. So not sure how to fix it.

  6. That topper is adorable. I can't believe the snow! I'm jealous! (At least for a day or two - then I'd want it to be over with) The tree looks so good - it makes me so excited to start decorating!

  7. I forgot to put that I love it that Evan wears the hats I made - and both at the same time!! Love it!! my kids are looking at this with me and want to know when they can come up and see the snow! :)

  8. Tell E and Ben that they can come whenever they want. We would love that!!!!

  9. Snow, snowman, and kids. They call seem to go together so well. Merry Christmas.