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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yes...We Have SNOW

Good afternoon Friends.  This post will give all my dear friends further North a good laugh.  As most of you are so ready for Spring and tired of all the snow already,,,, we are finally getting our first and probably last snow fall of the winter. Now don't laugh,,, we have a little over two inches, just enough to cause havoc in our area.  We are just not equipped to handle ice and snow. 

A little snow makes for a fun day.  I got up early and put chili in the crock pot, made cornbread, and headed out to meet Holly and Darbee Rae for brunch.  When I left home it was just beginning to snow.  The roads were fine.  Holly lives in town about 6 miles from home.  Once I got there the snow/sleet was getting heavy and sticking.  One little excited girl ran out to greet me.

You can see the snow had just begun to stick.

So what did we do???  We turned right around and went back to our house to get my chili and to pack an overnight bag so that we could stay in town for the night with the girls.  Mr. P. would not have to travel the country roads to get home and to work.  So..... we are staying in town for the night and having a snow day/evening with the family.

I know,,, just a few inches, but business closed early, even Mr. P.'s plant shut down at 1 o'clock, restaurants closed and town as we know it is like a ghost town.  But before we settled in we had to get out and go roam around.  Since we never get snow, just be patient with me as I show you a few pictures.
When we got back to the house, snow was covering the grass.

The road leading to our driveway.
Holly and Darbee Rae in the driveway.
The patio bricks were already covered in the white stuff.  There was none about 45 minutes earlier. WOW!
Love the snow on this magnolia tree. 

Wow, the roads got really bad on the way back into town.
Photo: Now that's a good Papa. :)
Darbee Rae couldn't wait to go outside with Papa to "play".  Looks like Papa is doing lots of work. She has plans for her and Papa all evening.
Here they are painting snowmen with "puffy snow paint" made with shaving cream and glue.  They may even get Stacy in the floor to play with the later.
Holly will play on her new embroidery machine and I brought material.   Can you guess what I will make from this? 

Our crock pots are full of yummy comfort food and the house is warm and smells so good.
Hoping all is well with you and wherever you are you are warm and have a cozy feeling inside.
Until next time.



  2. OH SO HAPPY for YOU all! The pics are wonderful. Wish I could send you more. Janice

  3. Your cute post made me smile and chuckle. Glad you are getting snow. Have fun and enjoy it while it lasts.

    Stay safe too.

  4. Oh what memories you have made today. It make me teary! Love it and so happy you all enjoyed it. It is terrible here and if you read my blog you know Deb, Amanda, and I had planned a girls day out. Well next week.lol What fun for you all . Jamie is such a wonderful grandpa.

  5. I'm so glad you and your family are getting to experience at least one snow together. I think your all going to have a lot of great snow time fun.

  6. What a perfect snow day! How fun to spend it all together, with everyone safe at home, comfort food, and a ride on the sled! Makes my heart smile, as it reminds me of days gone by.... :) Darbee Rae looks as happy as can be! And I love the pic of her grandpa on the floor with her making snowmen! You have a beautiful family.

  7. Darbee looks so excited. When we lived in florida we got snow just once and I remember how magical it was but like you no one knew how to do anything so just stayed close to home..smile... Amy

  8. Sounds so fun!!! We only got about an inch and our whole town shut down!!! I actually blogged tonight!!! I really have missed it! Stay warm and safe!

  9. Glad you are having some fun! We have 16 inches on the ground and getting 4 more inches tonight here on Long Island! Some people don't like it but I do! ALL the seasons are special! Hugs to You! Maggie

  10. so happy for her, know she was dreaming of it!
    great photos!
    hearty style napkins?

    Here it is 16 degrees & pouring snow, 24 below wind temps and my boy's truck started skidding sideways. He gunned it and dropped it in low gear, then he started driving up the rough side of pardee hill sideways in both lanes and gunning it the whole way, The old pickup was reading 75 on the speedometer in 5th gear, while traveling at 35 mph sideways uphill. It's at least a half mile high up that direction, it's a wonder he didn't tear out the rear end out of that old truck, and ,it's a miracle no one else was coming down the other side of the 2 lane road. After he got around the horseshoe curve at the sawmill, he had turned the other direction sideways. Every curve he came to he went around like that all the way home, first one direction, then facing the other, the front end one way the back even with it. driving sideways down this side of the mountain, He said the car behind him stopped at the bottom of the first hill until he got to the top, After that they speeded up, and drove in his tracks all the way to town doing the same thing he did staying in his tracks to make it too.

    When he called from work, I told him to ask the Lord to take care of him, before he left work, He said if you don't hear from me, come and get me. After he got home I asked him if he had, He said he did, and I told him that He had, and he said yes, He did! God must love crazy people. Angela, honestly He amazes me how He takes care of us in bad situations. My boy drives a fork lift now on his job, you can imagine that pop factory with him doing the driving! He moved 18,000 cases last week, in just one day!
    Hugs and prayers, always!

  11. I can't tell you how happy I am that y'all are here! What a fun day and so many good memories. Love you both.

  12. Oh boy, how great for you, want more? :) enjoyed all the pictures, Francine.

  13. I'm so glad that you all got some snow...I would send you some more if I could. We have the bitter cold temps again tonight and then it starts to warm up some. Enjoy your time with family tonight.

  14. What a great snow day filled with warmth in your hearts! I wish I could send you some of my weather, no it wouldn't be fair to you Southerners! LOL Enjoy the night and thanks for sharing!
    Be blessed,

  15. What a wonderful Family Snow Day!
    Woolie Blessings

  16. Good Morning!! What a wonderful day!! Snow, family, fun and a warm dinner simmering in the crock pot!! Perfect :-) I am having winter through your photos since it has been in the 80's here since November, so keep the snow posts/pics coming please!! :-)
    I just love visiting your and Holly's blogs.. I love how close you all are and all the fun times you share together.. Puts a smile on my face when I visit :-)
    Stay safe and warm..
    Have a wonderful day!! Hugs~Melissa

  17. Aha! Take that Georgia... LOL. Darbee Rae looks excited. Did she make a snow angel? I'm happy to here you all are safe and enjoying the snow.

  18. So nice that you enjoyed your snow day.. I heard you had some down your way and wondered how folks in your state would make out..
    God bless..