Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Holiday

When Christmas arrives at my house, we usually have snow.
Last winter it snowed a little but never stuck around, and in Minnesota that's miraculous.
For me, it was marvelous.
This year we had no snow until December 9th when sixteen inches fell in one day.

When Christmas arrives at my house, we always have cookies.
Among others, my daughter and I make cut-out sugar ones.
We flavor the frosting with almond and eat most of them ourselves.
(We do share a few.)

When Christmas arrives at my house, we generally have hubbub and hullabaloo.
This year my side of the family is visiting.
Six more people and two more dogs for three whole days.
It'll be busy but super-fun.

Thankfully, we also have our golden retriever Teddy
who reminds us to focus on important things like
be a friend and love everyone.

Wishing you love and peace this holiday season.
I'll return on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013.


  1. Happy holidays! I miss snow so much. I said something the other day to my son and used the word "coat" he didn't even know what a coat was!

  2. Happy Holidays Barbara! Have a great holiday. It sounds like you have some great traditions.

  3. I've never experienced snow even once in my life, so the fact that you got 16 inches in one day makes me go... O_O

    And mmm, cookies! Those are always fun to have around for the holidays, as well as dogs as adorable as Teddy. ;)

  4. Have a lovely and blessed Christmas, Barbara!
    I wish you could send some of the snow over this way!

  5. I can't believe it didn't snow in Minnesota all winter...amazing. Have a happy holiday, Barbara. :)

  6. Thank you! And may I have a cookie, please?

  7. Ah, I miss the Minnesota snow. I was never bothered by the winters. It was August I couldn't stand. I'm glad you have snow this year. Have a lovely Christmas with your family and give Teddy a pat from me.

  8. Snow and cookies! I wish I was there. :)

  9. I love, love, love the snow. Everything is so pretty now. I think it just makes everything more Christmas-y.

  10. Have a wonderful Christmas, Barbara!Enjoy the cookies and the guests.

  11. We've probably had more snow than you. And definitely more at this point of the year than we usually do. We often don't have a white Christmas. The snow usually melts before then. Not this time.

    Have an awesome holiday season and Christmas, Barbara. And I'll see you in the New Year.

  12. Hi Barbara Ann, new follower here. Nice to meet you =)
    Teddy is adorable. Reminds me of the golden we used to have. I made homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas eve to bring to my parents' house on Christmas morning, but by Christmas morning, Sandy had eaten almost all of them off the kitchen table.
    Keep those cookies safe and enjoy the holiday!

  13. Love the snow on the posts. And blue sugar on those cookies! Yay, blue!

  14. I grew up in Michigan and miss the snow. Thanks for the pic. Brings back great memories!

    Enjoy your holidays and see you when you get back!

  15. The cookies look good. Reminds me of Christmas as a child when my grandmother spent a couple of weeks baking sugar cookies and decorating them. She let me help "ice" them with red, green, white, or blue frosting.

  16. What a beautiful post. We hardly had any snow last year and none yet this year, which is very unusual for us. I'm really hoping for a white Christmas this year! Love your picture, too. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. many seasons greetings to you and yours! i love that this post read like a picture book :)

  18. Snow, cookies, family and Teddy... What else do you need in life? Great post, and mmm, frosted sugar cookies :d

    Have a wonderful holiday, Barbara! <3

  19. Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

  20. Such great pictures. I can't even imagine that much snow. It's gorgeous tonight here in Florida. Like you don't need a jacket and bright blue sky weather. Happy New Year!


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