Friday, December 31, 2010

Touring..... I C E

Wow!  What a spectacular display of 2 million tons of ice!  We toured the ICE display at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center!  They handed us artic jackets as we entered the ice display of Santa's Workshop.  How awesome!  But totally FREEZING - in 9 degrees!  I wish I had brought my gloves - for sure!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Son Matt and Daughter-in-law Jessie arrive!!!!

It's a LONG 5 hour drive - but my son Matt and daughter-in-law Jessie are on their way to visit for the weekend!  I can't wait to see them!

We are going to celebrate our Christmas.... will have to be New Years now.....

Either way - I am looking forward to this weekend!!!

Woo hoo! All Dressed up...No Where To Go!

I think my son Chris cleans up fine!  Very fine!!!  Such a good lookin' fella!  I'm rightly partial and biased!!!  WOW....Yesterday's shopping extravaganza venture proved to be fruitful!

Lookin' good Chris!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Grand daughter Rebekah turns 10!!!

Happy Birthday dear Bekah.....Happy birthday to you!  Yesterday......December 28th - my precious grand daughter happily turned "doubled digits" (as she puts it!!!).  Wow...where did all the time go???

From our Skype call yesterday - and her squeals when she opened her gift from us - I think she just may have really like her new violin!!!!  :)

I hope so!!!

And now......Let the music lessons begin!!!  :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas came and went...and this morning - it's STILL softly snowing!

The first time Nashville and surrounding areas have had snow on Christmas in 17, (SEVENTEEN) years!!!  We had a white Christmas - and the snow hasn't stopped since.   It's cold...but soo snooooow beautiful!!!

It was a nice Christmas...small really!  I miss my children and their families...but I guess that's to be expected when they all grow up, move out, get married and start having families of their own!  Still makes my heart long for the day that we can ALL be together again!  I miss the singing, the laughter, the smiles and hugs....I just miss all being together under one roof.  It's been so many years now - that I cannot recount them.

I had to laugh when this year - Steve and I got each other - not 1 - not 2 - but 3 - THREE  of the SAME gifts!  Aaahhhh!  Ha ha ha!!!  Only he got the better brands - so we returned mine - and kept his.
 Being that I think we do this about ever year - we need to talk about - and agree what we are going to get and go get it TOGETHER!  ha ha!

Christmas dinner was nice.  I couldn't sleep - and so started cooking at 5:00 a.m. and didn't finish up until around 2:00 pm  Life is so quiet now that it's just Steve, Chris and myself.  But we had a lazy day - and just enjoyed the snow, the movies we watched - and all the goodies.  (Full well knowing that this will SOON change...and our diets will all-too-quickly HAVE to start!)  Ugh!  BUT....I'm not calling it a diet....rather - it's our lifestyle change!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

WINTER has arrived!!!!!!

Shew....the weather report said it would snow - and they were completely right!!!  It's like a blizzard outside and the snow is coming in sideways!  Brrrr!!!!  And...of course Steve had to go for a drive....he LOVES to go driving around in the snow!  Sorta reminds me of a kid in a candy store.

It almost looks like a blizzard at times.  The woods in the back yard behind the barn is barely visible at times.

Yep...winter is HERE!!!!

Let it snow let it snow!!!!! IS supposed to snow today!  And occassionally it looks like we're going to get a substantial snowfall...but then it tapers down and becomes a periodic snowFLAKE... as in singular!  Sad....sad!  If it's gonna be cold - then let it snow!!!

From the weather report - we're going to get slammed with snow....but I'm still not convinced.  Soo bummed too....I was hoping to see the white stuff cover the ground!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's SNOWING!!!!

 A snowflake.....

...a singular - one!'s a start......!!!

....snow flurries!  Off to a slow start...but I'm hopeful!
At least there are a few flakes...that didn't melt the MOMENT it hit the ground.  It took a few moments before it started melting.  WOW!  Burrrr....It's sooo c...c...c...ccccold!!!!

It's beginning to feel a lot like WINTER!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peace be still....JW laid to rest today...

Our long-time friend JW Abney was laid to rest today in Greenfield, TN.  The funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church of Greenfield, TN.   JW grew up in Greenfield, TN and the 1st Baptist Church was wehre JW first was saved, baptised, preached his first sermon, buried his Mother, buried his Aunt, and had countless friends to attend...and mourn his  home-going.

I wanted to go, but there was too much turbulence - so we couldn't fly in. 

We called the airport there and had a car available to us to drive to the church to attend the service.  But once I heard that there would be turbulence - I opted NOT to go.  I didn't want to risk having flight troubles!  I'm a nervous flyer!

I know JW is with the Lord......happy and reuniting with those gone before him.