Sunday, December 14, 2008


Josiah took these beautiful pictures this morning before we left for church. "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"? If it stays as cold as expected, it's a very real possibility. The low is expected to be in the teens tonight with highs only the low 30's all week! However, in Oregon, snow is like manna. It usually doesn't stick around very long. We added new lights this year. Josiah put them on another maple and net lights on the boxwood lining the front walk. Runway lights!
The Walnut tree still had its lights on since last Christmas. We actually plugged it in for the wedding that was held in our yard this summer. We also added a couple strings of C7's to the little Blue Spruce in front of the kitchen window. It was finally big enough! Last year it just had little white lights. I love the multicolored C7's but we're hoping to replace them the day after Christmas with LED's for next year. December's electric bill is a killer! We actually save up for it ahead of time. This year since Josiah wanted to compete with the new neighbor, he actually volunteered to pay half! What a kid! You should see the top of our hill...lights everywhere! Competition can be a good thing.

Well enough fun in the snow. If we were going to get to church we needed to chain up. It's not the going down the hill that's so difficult, it's trying to get back up! In the 18 years we've lived here, we've had to leave the car at the bottom of the hill and walk up many, many times. You'd think after 18 years we'd finally have a 4 wheel drive...just not economically feasible.


Blogger Cathy said...

Your winter wonderland up at your place is always so beautiful!

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 9:09:00 PM PST  

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