Saturday, December 15, 2007


And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

We had our first snow fall this weekend. It started on Friday night and kept coming down throughout the day on Saturday. The above photo shows the nativity which used to belong to my husband's parents. After Pa WP passed away in 2000 and when Ma JP finally had to be moved into a nursing home in 2004, the brothers and sisters decided that each person should take an item that has the most meaning as keepsakes of the parents. We asked for the nativity and a recliner which was Pa WP favorite chair. I would love to see the looks of the drivers driving behind CP on interstate 94 with Mary, Joseph and three wise men in the back of his Ford Ranger. We spent the weekend putting on fresh paint and purchased a new baby Jesus. Now we carry on the tradition of displaying the nativity in front of our house.

This is the view looking out the backyard from the window of my home office. The blanket of snow looks so beautiful. You could tell how much snow we got from the way the branches are pulled down toward the ground. The snow also filled up the barrel that I planted the peppermint in the summer. Somewhere underneath all the snow, the peppermint patiently waiting for the right time to grow and fill the barrel again, without any help from me!

From inside the house, the bench looks so pretty with the snow covering and the little Christmas tree next to it.

This year we purchased a new mail box, so CP drilled a hole and made a birdhouse out of the mailbox we had the last 12 years. We have not seen any bird moving in yet. Perhaps because of the slow housing market or the birds all went to Florida, Arizona or somewhere warm.

The photo above was taken on Sunday morning after a lot of snow came down on Saturday compared to the photo below when the snow just started. You could tell from the snow covering the wall that we got at least a couple of inches of snow. CP spent the entire summer building this retaining wall, all by himself (well, I helped a little) and he is very proud of it. Next summer, he plans to build the same retaining wall for the front of the house.

I took these photos at a nearby park on Saturday morning. I already took a lot of photos of the park in the fall. I hope by next spring and summer I will have photos of the park in various seasons.

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