Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy holidays!

The hubby and I have been out of town for almost a week, visiting both our families for the holidays. Luckily they don't live too far apart, because the weather has been wreaking havoc with everyone's travel plans.

We braved yesterday's winter storm to drive to the hubby's family ranch for an abbreviated Christmas Eve celebration; the highways were fairly slippery, and the rural road to the ranch was covered with deep drifts. Yay for four-wheel drive!

Today it's blizzarding, and we're snowed in with my family. I think we've gotten about a foot of snow, but it's blown clear in some places and we have five-foot drifts in other spots. (I tried to take a picture of the weather outside, but apparently whiteouts are difficult to photograph. Who knew?)

But it's a pretty good weekend to be snowed in. We have plenty of food and diapers. The hubby, my brother, and my dad have plenty of new video games to break in. My mom's wandering around in her Snuggie. I have a fresh stack of cookbooks. And the little man has milk aplenty and a new light-up seahorse. Not to mention the giggles, which just started a few days ago.

Happy holidays to you and yours, and safe travels!


Chow and Chatter said...

Merry Christmas what an adorable pic

Cathy said...

Merry xmas - what a cutie!

girlichef said...

Sounds nice and cozy :) Happy Holidays to you and yours, Alyssa!

Natasha said...

That is one of the most beautiful little Christmas helpers I have ever seen!

Hope that you had a wonderful (cold!) Christmas.

Best wishes, Natasha.

Donna-FFW said...

How precious!! Happy Holidays to ya.Dont hold out.. what cookbooks didja get?

Debbie said...

He's a doll! Your brother sounds somewhat like my Hubby:) Bless their sweet hearts. Hope your new year is terrific. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can. I love Cuisine At Home. It's one of the few cooking magazines that I still subscribe to. I had a Cuisine At Home week last summer. Maybe I should try that again. Making cinnamon rolls and sourdough sunflower bread this morning...love your dough stories:)