Thursday, December 30, 2010

And then the Snow came….

We had predictions of snow for Christmas….”measurable” snow…we never get snow down here….rarely EVER…so I was skeptical to say the least…hopeful but skeptical….

I woke up Christmas morning and looked outside and saw nothing…brown grass….nothing on the deck…and then…

I blinked….

The snow had begun….and it snowed ALL DAY LONG!  It was gorgeous!!

This was my deck in less than an hour…



Soooooo pretty!  Our first White Christmas in Alabama….EVER!!


We had to make the journey to Jamie’s house for Christmas dinner and we live up on the mountain….so we had to go down the mountain….

We took Steve’s truck, 4-wheel drive…but I was still nervous….Seth said I was getting on his nerves because I kept freaking out….I told him…”I’m the mother, it is my prerogative to freak you out!”

Attempts at sledding…Steve and Jamie’s son, Jared…


Then Jamie joined in…Steve is pulling her…


Rusty wanted to ride….


Keeping watch…




Elizabeth, Evan, Aubrey, Malory and Cameron…are those girls not simply GORGEOUS?  And the guys?  Well of course they are handsome as all get out!

Just sayin’

Mal and Cam 12.28.10

I love this one of them….Aubrey is catching snowflakes on her tongue… Snow Fun

Their BIG snowman!!  Malory and Elizabeth’s sweet grandfather has come to get in on the action…


As you can see….we take FULL advantage of the snow when we get it…it doesn’t last long, which is fine by me, but I love it for the brief period it is here….

I will leave you with a photo of Cameron and Malory before her Christmas dance….Love these kids…Cameron is not wearing his tie yet…he and I didn’t know how to tie it…Evan watched a You-tube video on “how to tie a tie” and we gotter done….it would NOT hurt my feelings however, if Cameron shaved that “stuff” off of his chin…

Again…just sayin’…


Malory and Elizabeth…they are first cousins….Elizabeth’s mother, Janice, is one of my dearest friends…I have known these girls their whole lives…they are not only beautiful, they are sweet, and funny and smart and athletic….

and now my Cammie Pie loves Malory….

I am blessed….


I was about to cry….I don’t like it that he is this big…I wish he was 5 again….and I don’t know WHEN he got taller than me….


Wishing you all the BEST New Year EVER!!!

See you in 2011…can’t wait to see what it has in store ..

Kisses :)


  1. I could feel how excited you were for that makes me smile! Sledding and making snowmen {by the way, that is a great snowman, take it from the expert!}, how fun. You really take advantage of it all.

    Love the family pictures. Good looks definitely run in the family, Malory is beautiful as are all the girls.

    Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year, Lou Cinda!


  2. What a special Christmas you had! Nothing like a white Christmas to make it all the more's nice when it leaves the next day though! We only got a dusting here in Ohio. You have a great looking family...they take after you, girl! Happy New Year to you!~ Hugs, Patti

  3. They are all handsome, beautiful and just gorgeous, Lou Cinda! What a great picture of them out in the snow! So what is considered "measurable" in Alabama? : ) We got 18 inches by the time our storm was done Monday.

  4. Everyone looks like they were having such a great time in the snow! The kids are all gorgeous and so are you!!
    Happy New Year.

  5. All of these snow babies could be models!! They are so cute in the snow. We got nothing to speak of :(
    Look at your hair!! It is crazy could be a model too!
    Happy New Year

  6. Awww LouCinda- I had smiles from start to finish!! :)
    You have a gorgeous family girl, looks like it was a wonderful Christmas, how lucky to have snow!
    wishing you the Happiest of New Years!!

  7. Loved the snow pictures from your Christmas holiday. I can't believe how much little Cameron has grown! The picture of Cameron and Malory is just beautiful. You are so blessed to have such a beautiful family. I felt your pain on the tie issue I have never learned how to tie one either!
    I hope that you have a wonderful New Year girl!

  8. Hi Lou Cinda! There's nothing better than a snowy Christmas. We had one last year and loved every minute of it.

    Your pictures are all great. Those kids are gorgeous!

  9. We had snow last week, but a couple of days of rain and it's all gone! Supposed to be pretty tomorrow and we are counting on it. We need to load a 16ft box truck for a show we are doing in Texas! Happy New Year!

  10. Lou Cinda,
    Clearly, You are adorable.
    Enjoy the new year! xo Jeanne

  11. Wasn't the snow just the icing on the cake for this Christmas! It looks like you all had a great time! Happy New Year's!!!!

  12. What beautiful kids! But I know what you mean about the chin stubble. Mine's got it too and he's proud of it. Was the snow magical or what?!

  13. Oh gorgeous overload here Lou Cinda! All the kids are gorgeous! You look great too - love your hairstyle! Looks and sounds like everyone had a fabulous time! My youngest son towers over me and boy does he love it. He also sports the stubble...

    Happy New Year!

    ~ Tracy

  14. Beautiful pictures and happy new year to wishess yours family !

  15. Beautiful & Handsome! Looks like they had a great time! Your snow pics are great!
    Happy New Year, LouCinda!

  16. Happy New Year my friend!! Yes you are right beautiful girls and handsome guys. But my favorite is the one of you and you son. Precious!

  17. What a beautiful family you have, Lou Cinda! Loved this post so, so, SO much. Thanks for sharing the snow and also for sharing this special time in your son's life. He will always be your baby. Doesn't matter how tall he is. He's your baby boy.

    Love you and wishing you a very Happy New Year...

    Stay warm!


    Sheila :-)

  18. Happy New year! You have a gorgeous family! I hope this year is just wonderful for you! :) Jen

  19. Snow is pretty common around here, so I can't imagine how much fun it must have been to have your first white Christmas ever! Looks like you had a blast. :-)

    Happy 2011! All the best to you and your family in the upcoming year...

  20. Awwww doesn't the snow look beautiful! How perfect that it fell for you on Christmas for the first time! And YOU and your family are gorgeous..handsome...The whole bag-a-chips you lucky lady you! *winks* Vanna

  21. What beautiful pics! I am so glad you had a white Christmas! Can't wait to see what you do this year :)

  22. I love all your family pics. Looks like you all had so much fun there in the snow. We got 6" here in south Alabama last year and it was heaven! Talking about a surprise!

  23. Oh those lovely children! I smiled at all that life still has to offer them. Gorgeous!

  24. Oh LouCinda...those are some beautiful girls and some "hottie" boys...I mean that in a 'I am not a cougar in any way" thought! Looking forward to meeting you...hope I am feeling a little better [I have a crappy cold] or you will think someone else is writing my blog because I won't have the energy to be funny!!! Bring money! You might want to buy something.

  25. Lou Cinda, your snow photos are beautiful and so is your family. What a handsome young man (wow! he's a LOT taller than you!) The girls are beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful 2011! laurie

  26. Such fun photos! Glad you had a white Christmas. I have a teenaged boy, too so you will understand my latest post. Glad I found you. I am becoming a follower.
    Mary Ann

  27. Hi Lou Cinda! We had our first white Christmas, too...beautiful! And such a handsome couple! And a belated Happy New Year...I'm up to my elbows in grandchildren! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  28. Happy New Year Lou Cinda!!! Happy that y'all got the snow...all we got here on the coast was RAIN!!! I'm getting sooooo excited about our BIG DAY...just got finished making an AUBURN tree in my foyer...yes I know...I'm going a little wild, but it's soooo much FUN!!! We will be in AUBURN to watch the game from there...WAR EAGLE!!!



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