Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Snowy Cozy Christmas Weekend

We had a really lovely Christmas and I hope you all did too! The thing that made this Christmas super special is that we got snow!!
It rarely snows in Atlanta in December and it’s even more rare to get snow on Christmas Day. It was a lovely surprise and made the day even more special for everyone. I think the children in the neighborhood enjoyed the snow more than any presents they received under their trees!
Here are a few wintery scenes from my garden….I’m sure the  snow will be gone by tomorrow.
Maxie is enjoying the snow and doesn’t want to come back inside. Yes, I’m leaving you and going inside where it’s warm…crazy dog!
I’ll make some scrumptious hot coffee with Peppermint Mocha creamer, snuggle under a plush throw, have a few Christmas cookies and enjoy my new books for the rest of today!

Thanks for dropping by and please come back on New Year’s Day for my annual A Fresh Start Book Give Away!


Theresa said...

It was so nice to get snow on Christmas day here in Atlanta! Hope you enjoy your day and get some rest! Stay warm!

Diana said...

Beautiful winter pictures. Enjoy your peaceful day. We had snow flurries falling from the sky here in Memphis yesterday, but nothing to stick or take pictures of. Even so, it was our first Christmas snow fall since 1913 and made for an extra cozy Christmas day.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Snow in Atlanta for Christmas. Now that is a true gift for the season. Enjoy! Happy Holidays. Tammy

Ally's Corner said...

I can't believe how much snow we got!! We have a dog that loves cold weather and loves being out in this snow.. She needs to live up North.

Happy Holidays!!


Linda said...

Snow for Christmas-fun! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Sharon said...

I am visiting family in S.C. and we have the snow here also. My granddaughter has her sled out and made a snow man last night. What fun to watch her play in the snow. First snow on Christmas day in 65 years. Wow........

Claudia said...

Glad you had the excitement of a White Christmas, Manuela! We are currently in the very beginning of a major snow stome that will bring at least a foot of snow! Yikes. I guess we're getting our White Christmas a day late.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your snow pictures.
All we got was flurries yesterday and last night, and I am glad it was not any more than that.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Emom said...

FUN! ....smiles.

Sue said...

Manuela, How special for you to have a dusting of snow for Christmas. We continue to have flurries on top of our piles of the white stuff and it is gray and depressing out. I long for sunny days, even with snow on the ground. Makes it more cheery!
~ Sue

Scrappy quilter said...

Merry Christmas. Glad you got snow. Where I live, we have snow 6 months of the year. Looks like you had fun. Hugs

Shelia said...

How marvelous to have a White Christmas! Your puppy is adorable out playing in the snow! Stay warm and enjoy your new books. Your photos around your home are so pretty!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm glad you had such a nice Christmas. Your snow pictures are beautiful :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, friend! Isn't the snow so much fun? I didn't go any further than my front door to take pics, but it really was pretty coming down. I haven't been out in 2 days, but hopefully tomm. it will be mostly back to normal. Glad you had a good Christmas!

Mrs.Rabe said...

We are getting snow now from the same storm that gave you snow!

Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

Kathleen Grace said...

I am glad you enjoyed a beautiful White Christmas Manuela! I wish you a happy new year too!

Anita said...

I love your snow pictures. We, too, got lots of snow on Christmas Day. It is so pretty! Hope you enjoy your cozy home during this holiday season.

Anonymous said...

We still have snow today, just south of the airport. Do you think it'll last until tomorrow? It's been a lovely present from nature for my first Christmas in Georgia!

HeathahLee said...

Wow, y'all got a lot more snow than we did! But we did get snow on Christmas, which was so special! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Manuela!

Laura said...

That's nice that you had a White Christmas-for a change! :) I enjoy snow at Christmas time too. I can leave soon after though. (not gonna happen where I live though).

Looks like you got lot's of lovely books! Enjoy the rest of the holiday season! :)


Bonita said...

We enjoyed a Christmas snow in Charlotte too. So lovely!

Alberta said...

Manuela, thank you for sharing a tour of your private winter wonderland! If there's any coffee with peppermint creamer left, I'd like a cup!

Happy New Year!

Debby said...

I'm so glad that you had snow. My family in Alabama had snow as well. We (Ohio) have had snow almost every day this month. I love it, Hubby doesn't.
Love your Maxie dog. My Dad's name was Max and now my grandson.
I do think you should say "cozy blanket" instead of plush throw. It just sounds better, he he.

Gumbo Lily said...

Your dreams came true -- White Christmas! Enjoy your time reading and relaxing.


Gingerella said...

You've gotten more snow there in Atlanta than we have here in Nebraska (none) so far this winter....I'm jealous. :)

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated Christmas, there is nothing like snow. For us who do not get much, it is special xoxo Clarice

Gattina said...

That's a nice white Christmas !
We had too much snow the poor people had to spend Christmas Eve in the airports and we almost couldn't go to Amsterdam, we were completely burried in snow !!
I'll remember this "white Christmas" as a white catastrophe ! In Belgium too it is very rare that it snows so early !

Leann said...

Hello My Sweet Friend

Just popping by to wish you a Merry Christmas Season (I'm adding Season since I'm late) and a Happy New Year!

That stack of books looks wonderful. I got a smaller stack of my own that I can't wait to dive into.

Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

We got snow here in SC too. It came during the night of Christmas and the day after. I think the snow followed me here from Cincy!

Christina said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. The snow on Christmas was just the perfect touch. Love your garden pictures. It is always interesting to see how snow piles up on different things.

Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Beautiful! Your garden looks just magical. We had Christmas snow last year here in Dallas, so I know how special it is!
Happy New Year to you and your family! I can't wait to see the inspiring ideas you have for us.
xo, Andrea

Stacey said...

Glad you got to enjoy the snow. :) Last year we had a 14" blizzard here in Oklahoma City. It set all records for us...lots of fun!

Karen said...

I think this would make my entire year if we could snow on Christmas! Perfect! Love all the pictures. I'm with the dog - I'd be outside playing in it! :)
Have a wonderful New Year! Karen