Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Sent Some Frosting Our Way

Tennessee rarely gets snow, other than the occasional flurry and later in the winter we might have a dusting on the ground.  There is of course, the occassional surprise and we got one yesterday.  It started with beautiful fluffy flakes of snow and as the day progressed, we started seeing it cover the the south we call that laying or sticking to the ground.  By nightfall, we had a couple inches and the snow was continuing with small flakes peppering from the sky. 

The whole weekend veered from plan...Mike and I went shopping Saturday morning.  We had planned to leave home around 8am so we could finish up and get back home in time for the Dunlap Christmas parade.  Alden and the boyscouts were to march in the parade, and we couldn't miss that.  Mike woke up and could not go back to sleep, so we left home at 5:30am.  We found most of what we were looking for, with the exception of the Barbie has been around for 20+ years, but apparently is a HOT ticket item for this year because of Toy Story 3.  The only ones I can find right now, are online for 2 to 3 times the normal price.  I'm hoping that ToysRUs or Target will get a shipment before Christmas, or a little girl I know will be very disappointed.  Alden started running a temp and feeling bad on Saturday and ended up missing the parade and the following scout ceremony where he was to receive his first earned patch.  He wanted to spend the night with us on Saturday night, so I spent the afternoon and night giving him my attention.  On Sunday, we had planned to take the Polar Express train ride.  Alden was still running a temp and Tanesia made the decision that they would have to miss the train ride.  We were going to still go, along with Tiffany and her family...but Tiffany hurt her back on Sunday, so we did not make the train ride this year.  The kiddies were looking forward to seeing Santa, but since they could not make it despite our best efforts, he sent some snow to entertain us. 

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Designs on 47th Street said...

What fairy tale pictures from your home and property. Just loved seeing everything. Doesn't snow cover make it all so magical? We got just a bit here in the Midwest, but of course we are used to that.

Glad Santa sent snow! :)


southerninspiration said...

What a treat! sorry you had to miss your train ride! HOpe you find that Barbie house!!!


Julie Harward said...

Too bad about the train ride...but the snow sure makes everything beautiful doesn't it! Your home is lovely and I loved the HO HO HO's...have a great week and come say hi :D

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

No snow for us yet, Anita {knock wood}, but the rain we are getting today may change over to snow showers. I'm not in any hurry for snow, so it can take it's time visiting here! Love the pictures in your blog banner. Hope everyone is feeling better!

Anita said...

Pretty, pretty snow!! We have it too, and the temps are crazy low especially for this time of year. Enjoy it!!

SavannahGranny said...

You home is beautiful. I love the land around it. My daughter lives in Nashville. I don't know if that is near Dunlap.
She works for the school system and they have been out of school two days due to the weather. The snow is beautiful though, enjoy it. Hugs, Ginger
PS: I have a giveaway going on. Come back and post on it.