It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

by Janice

Or at least Jackson thinks so!

Last night the snow started falling and it still hasn’t stopped. With the white stuff piling up, Jackson is convinced that Santa is readying up his sled. As far as he is concerned, it won’t be long until Rudolph and his crew land on his roof and unload his bounty. I mean snow = Santa, right?

Well, not only will Santa not be arriving soon, but we may soon be enjoying the snowy scene by the glow of a candle. Our power keeps surging and the news says that transformers are blowing out everywhere. By some twist of fate we didn’t lose power in the last storm, while the majority of our cities and even our neighborhoods were stuck in the dark for hours and days.

I can’t imagine we could get so lucky twice!

So before I am trapped in a powerless house, longing to get online, here are a few pictures.

Last night when the snow started falling, I thought we better get out and enjoy it while it lasted. So often it is raining by morning around here. So Jackson changed from his pajamas to his snow gear and out we went. We played till 10pm!

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But to our surprise, we got even more snow today. So out we went again! Jackson and Phil shoveled the driveway, but of course they had to break for a little fun.

Lots of Snow

Tonight while Julia was over to play, Jackson wanted to go out again. So we bundled up and headed out for some more winter fun.

Julia however, was completely unimpressed with the snow. After a few minutes, she began to whimper and we had to bring her in.

Lots of Snow

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1 Ramblin Rose November 27, 2006 at 3:31 am

so cool there!! do you think you can send the snow or at least some rain. It was 40 celsius here today… I’m so not looking forward to a blasting hot Christmas….


2 jen November 27, 2006 at 6:12 am

Looks like hes having a blast :)


3 Sting my Heart November 27, 2006 at 8:26 am

Hehe – love that Phil is still wearing his shorts. Julia looks not very impressed about it :) – more like “What in the world is going on here?”

Blessings on your day and always…

PS: I will actually have a post for Tackle Tuesday ready tonight. Just have to write it — pictures are taken…


4 cmhl November 27, 2006 at 8:29 am

ohhhh, I MISS all of that snow!!! It makes me homesick!


5 Jennifer, Snapshot November 27, 2006 at 9:35 am

So cute! I hope that you keep power. We have managed to escape any extended power losses over the last couple of years, too, although neighboring streets are sometimes down for several hours/days.


6 Joanne November 27, 2006 at 10:56 am

I’m with Jackson, let it snow! And the shorts man is back, lol. Hope your power stays on and you all stay warm.


7 Diane November 27, 2006 at 11:04 am

Great photos! I have to ask…what kind of camera do you have? It must be a high-speed shot… we can see the actual snow falling! Cool!



8 Paulette1958 November 27, 2006 at 11:15 am

Oh my word that snow looks wonderful!!! I would love just one Christmas with snow!!! It seems like another world looking at your pictures of the snow. When your not used to it, it looks so unreal.
Thanks for coming by to visit and your kind words. The Adobe is the full work shop and I tell you it is amazing. I worked with it on my friends computer this week and if you like dabbling with photos it is amazing!! It totally can enhance pitures to look professional right at your finger tips. It is expensive but well worth the money for sure.


9 Jessica November 27, 2006 at 12:59 pm

We haven’t gotten very much snow yet…they look like they are having fun with what snow you all have! LOL

Oh…and btw…my blog is hosted back at blogger so be sure to stop by and say hello! :)


10 Sandra November 27, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Janice, we started getting snow last night too and still have it this morning. I had to laugh because the first thing my kids said this morning was “Hey Santa is on his way” LOL

I’m actually enjoying the snow, though I have to say, I HATE driving in it.


11 Jessica November 27, 2006 at 1:29 pm

Oooops…meant to say that my new blog is at blogspot…and I mis-spelled the addy in the previous post so be sure to come over for a visit K? :)


12 Chris November 27, 2006 at 1:32 pm

LET IT SNOW! It may this week and we can’t wait!


13 ChupieandJsmama November 27, 2006 at 5:11 pm

Oh my that looks like a lot of snow! The kids look like they are loving it. I love a white Christmas, but I don’t think I’m ready for snow yet. It’s 63 degrees here now, but by the end of the week, we may look like you guys.


14 Dana November 27, 2006 at 5:17 pm

I am so covetous. We are wearing shorts here today


15 Paulette1958 November 27, 2006 at 6:23 pm

Whoa Janice I am going to def check out the Adobe elements thanks!! I am off to do that now.
Have a great day!


16 Jmai November 27, 2006 at 6:50 pm

I miss snow… kinda. At least I miss winter temperatures below… oh I dunno… 70 or so! I mean it’s 80 degrees out and it’s nearly December! Stupid Florida!

Tell you what though… if I DID have snow, you can bet I wouldn’t go shoveling it while wearing shorts! YIKES. That is one brave man you have there.


17 Adventures in Babywearing November 27, 2006 at 6:59 pm

Oh my gosh! We’re ready for some snow here, but have definitely been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather here! I did just get Noah a new warm winter coat because I just know the cold is going to hit us before we know it!


18 Stacey November 27, 2006 at 8:29 pm

HOW did I miss these???? Bloglines must not have updated for me correctly. I hate that. :) I sooo miss snow. We may have a wintery mix on Thursday, but I”m not sure that counts. :D


19 Andrew November 27, 2006 at 8:47 pm

I’ve never liked winter, or probably more correctly, I always preferred summer.

As a kid I spent every summer vacation, every summer weekend and summer’s day after school in the pool.

I’d even spend a whole day in the pool by myself if no one else was available to play.

As an adult nothing has changed.

I’ve been globe trotting, following the warm weather for 2 years now.. so far I’ve spent the summer in Japan, winter in Brazil, summer in Japan again and now I’m in Mexico for this year’s winter… each day its beach, pool or both.

But my son, 4, has forgotten what winter is like so maybe next time round we will visit the ‘slopes’ somewhere and spend a winter skiing instead.

Those snow pics look like fun!


20 Life With All Boys November 28, 2006 at 12:05 am

He is wearing shorts? He’s nuts! I’m not a fan of the cold, but I do love a good snow. I always say if it’s going to be cold, at least let it snow. And Julia – such a girl :)


21 Susanne November 28, 2006 at 1:15 am

Wonderful pictures, Janice. I don’t know of any kids that don’t love the snow. We’ve had snow for two days too, but we’ve also got the deep freeze temperatures. -22 C.
-35 with the wind chill. Brrrr!


22 Local Girl November 28, 2006 at 3:18 am

OMG! Look at all that snow! Could you please send some of it my way? It’s still in the mid 80s here!



23 Christina November 28, 2006 at 4:31 am

Awesome pictures. I used to love it when we had a huge snowstorm. I do miss snow. It is kind of fun being snowed in and all you can do is relax, read with the kids, play games, take out candles. All these things are what I miss most about winter. Also a huge crockpot full of stew, soup or chili.


24 Erna December 3, 2006 at 10:56 pm

How fun! Rachel is just longing for enough snow to play in! We had a small bit fall today . . . hopefully more will come! I’m not sure how Emily will like the snow . . . we’ll see! She can barely stand up in Rachel’s old snowsuit! LOL!


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