Sunday, December 14, 2008

Prayers Answered and We Are Snowed In !!

Many of you probably get snow quite often, but here in Portland (OR) it is infrequent, maybe 4-5 times a year. It is usually slushy and turns to ice, so not very much fun. Last night began a week long storm that will dump who knows how much of the white stuff on us. It still excites me like a kid!! I must admit that even our ice storms still seem like an adventure with the flashlights and closing off rooms to keep each other warm. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in the North East.

I have spent a lot of time today just staring out the windows into the front and back yards. It truly looks like a snow globe that has been turned upside down and then righted again. With the east wind blowing, the snow is whipping around, flying in circles and pushing onto the windows where it freezes into ice droplets.

So, there are gifts to wrap, trees to decorate and the house to ready for our family to be together. Eileen & I had prayed that we would be given the time to do all of this peacefully, feeling the joy in the traditions and not the rush of our selling season ending. Snow! Thank you!


lisa said...


Oh my goodness, the snow is beautiful! Enjoy being snowed in.


Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

It's beautiful and just perfect for holiday decorating! Enjoy your snow!

Carolee Crafts said...

I share your love of the white stuff, not so keen on travelling in but love to see the trees and plants change so dramatically with a dusting, turns the landscape into magic.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL beautiful and I am happy you are so delighted with it.


Susan said...

Wow! Pretty! You are right, having been to Portland, I thought rain was your specialty! Enjoy your whiteness!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh how incredibly beautiful and so peaceful. Enjoy...
bunny kisses,

gail said...

Hi Eileen,, your photos of the snow are just beautiful! It has to put you in the Christmas spirit :) It wont snow here, but it does not too far from here, but man its COLD for here. I am staying in! I hope your holiday plans are all falling into place.. (())gail

Inka Thomas said...

That is so beautiful! We don't get snow in FL so I enjoy it anyway I can get it. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle of Anna's Illuminaries said...

How beautiful! I love the snow as well. Here in Nashville we get maybe an inch a year! We used to get a lot more and I remember the magic of waking up to a blanket of snow on the ground and knowing that it would be a SNOW DAY! Have fun! Don't forget the hot chocolate!

Shabby Shan said...

The snow is so pretty! I live in Texas and it very rarely snows here. It looks like you will be having a white Christmas. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Lilli Blue said...

let it snow , let it snow! LOL Enjoy. Lilli

Marie said...

It looks like a Christmas card. I am so glad you are enjoying it.

Debbie said...

Hi Eileen.....your snow pics are beautiful and I'm glad you are enjoying it. We just have ICE right now....yikes!

Holiday hugs,

cathy said...

As beautiful as it is, you can keep the snow. It was 72 here today. I'll take that any day!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Eileen,

Oh wow, thanks for sharing those photos! It looks like you are going to have a White Christmas! How beautiful!

Happy Holidays!

Pei Li

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Just Beautiful! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!
Pink Wishes,

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Wow! That is just beautiful. What a storm. I have been looking out my window all day at our local mountains that turned white over night. It really is feeling like Christmas now!

Lady of the Mote said...

stay safe and warm.