Monday, December 28, 2009

A White Christmas Eve (Recap)

What an exciting Christmas Eve! First, my parents cooked us a fabulous brunch. This is at their Oklahoma home. The table is temporary until they actually move here. It is one of our outdoor table and chairs but it works for now.
The menu was Baked Ham, Baked Apples, Hashbrown Casserole, Sausage Leek Casserole and Biscuits with cinnamon honey butter. It was delicious!
These are the baked apples.....delicious!

We had some fun with their peeking Santa.
Here is our Christmas picture. From left to hubby Alan, Lexi, Me, my Mom (Charlotte) with her two poodles Sasi and Prissy, my Dad (Cecil) and my brother Randall (in from Florida...he thinks he is freezing and says he could care less if he ever sees snow again).
As I told you in my last post we were under a blizzard warning. It sleeted all morning and then started almost looked foggy because it was coming down so hard. Alan and Lexi were walking to the mailbox.
Our snow angel.
A peek on Christmas morning. We ended up with about 6 1/2 to 7 inches of snow in our area. It was BEAUTIFUL and our first white Christmas! Lexi desperately wanted to build a snowman but the snow was so powdery it wouldn't stick together, so she built one on the ground. Too much fun!
We still have snow. It is melting slowly, but each night ices over again making it VERY slippery in the morning. The temperatures are supposed to drop again tomorrow with the possibility of a wintery mix. We will see....... Hope you all are having a great Monday. It is hard to believe Christmas is already over.♥


Marilyn said...

Hard to believe all that snow in our area!! It was beautiful. Your family is really nice looking. I know you enjoyed the visit and the food. The snow was just the icing on the cake--ha. Looks like we will get more. I better get to the grocery store. Enjoy.

Amelia said...

This snow storm was something. Certainly changed a lot of plans for many people, including us. Your food looks so appetizing and I bet it tasted scrumptious.

Have a great week.

Libby said...

What a wonderful Christmas! That menu sounds fantastic and I really want to know how that wine was!! Glad you and your family had such a nice Christmas!

vintage girl at heart said...

Your brunch looked yummy!!! I have not had bakes apples in years....must make some soon.
We have really enjoyed the snow too. I cannot believe how fast it came down and how much we got!!! Almost 15 inches in some areas.
I was so excited that many of my pics did not turn out but yours sure did!!! I love Lexi's snowman on the innovative of her!!!
Happy Monday and enjoy your week!!

duchess said...

How fun! Glad y'all had a good Christmas getting snowed in together.

Rambling Girl said...

WOW! All I can say...never have experienced that glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

I am loving that snowman! What a wonderful Christmas...and a wonderful memory for Lexi. I love the cute pictures in your post...I can feel the fun you all enjoyed. I love snow!

I can almost smell those baked apples...and guess what...I spent yesterday afternoon making Cinnamon Honey Butter...yum and fun all on a Sunday afternoon.

Have a wonderful week...and stay warm!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Heather said...

love your photos! Lexi's snowman is adorable! so glad you all had a lovely Christmas together :)

Life is good! said...

how fun! there is not much that can beat a white Christmas! your food looks and sounds wonderful!

Lana said...

Wow! That's a ton of snow! I would've loved a white Christmas!

Carol said...

Your snowman is so cute, I've never thought of making a snowman like that! Great idea!


Tardevil said...

What a cute snowman. I saw Martha Stewart make one out of ice cream like that once. Your pictures are really good! Enjoy the snow...glad it's you and not me. We still have some on the deck from 12/18. Hope your Christmas was merry. Don't know where it went b/c it blew by here!

jeanne said...

Hello Darlene, I love your post today. The food looks and sounds delicious and the table very festive. However, I love the family photo. Everyone looks great and happy too. Family means everything when Christmas comes around. Actually anytime of the year is good when family is together. My only brother is also named Randall, which is also my father and nephew's name. I can imagine how cold it was, but we were pretty comfortable in Florida. The snow looks beautiful. I still love the white stuff unless I have to drive in it. Lexi's on the ground snowman is adorable. Now that is thinking Lexi.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

I'm glad you liked the card. All my cards went out late this year. sigh!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Just beautiful..We finally got more then just a dusting of snow..I glad to see snow here...A few days late for a white Christmas..

Life with Kaishon said...

Be safe when it is icy in the morning. Ice scares me. A ton! : (. I can't wait to hear all about your new camera! Totally LOVE your picture with the Santa. How cute is that? Great perspective!

Ginger said...

Hi Darlene, Im from Okla too. We had the same blizzard but in Garfield Co we didnt get but about 2 inches of snow and it was brown because the wind blew 40-60 mph. I love your daughters snowman on the ground. Never tried that!!
Please stop by and see me on my blog. Glad to meet you.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It looks like the snow was irresistible! Glad you enjoyed your holiday!

SmilingSally said...

Tell your Floridian brother that it's pretty chilly in Tampa!

Your mom sure makes some good looking food. I'd love to sit at that table, Darlene.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Glad you enjoyed Christmas with your lovely family. Your meal looked delicious.
We had a White Christmas too. It was so exciting. We still have some snow left but it's really icy now. Loved seeing Lexi's snow angel and snow man.
Happy New Year.

Carla said...

Darlene, looks like you all had a fantastic Holiday. Isn't it wonderful gathering with family on the Holidays? And the snow just adds that extra something. All the food looks and sounds just yummy. Thanks so much for sharing!

Diana said...

We got some of that snow from the same snowstorm here in Texas. One of my nephews was trying to get here from OKC. The trip took 8 and 1/2 hrs. -- usually 2 and 1/2.

Here's to 2010!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Just wanted to show the girls Lexi snowman..We finally have snow too..It's not packing snow..Soft and fluffy...hope you have a great day..Hugs

Deb said...

Fabulous snowy photos Darlene!
Sounds like a Wonderful Christmas ♥

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That food looks delicious!!! My mouth is watering.

I don't think it's your computer, the site for Apartment Therapy Homies seems to be down. Hopefully they'll get it back up and running. Thanks for trying to vote!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great photos, Darlene! I loved them ALL! I'm with your brother... I like to "look" at snow, but I can't stand to be cold. LOL!


Sheila :-)

Becca's Dirt said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Good looking family.

Happy New Years!

New Every Morning said...

Wow! The snow is gorgeous. How perfect for Christmas eve!!!

Happy new year

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