Friday, December 31, 2010

29 years ago

Twenty-nine years ago it snowed on Christmas day and I did not appreciate it one bit.

L. and I were getting married two days later and I was sure that neither our out-of-town bridesmaids and groomsmen or our out-of-town guests would be able to make it to the wedding.

Twenty-nine years later, we had no such worries because now we're the travelers. Despite the forecast of snow, we made it to within 10 miles of our home town before we saw our first flake. We ate a huge breakfast with the family, opened presents, and I showed my mother-in-law how to use her new laptop while the kids went outside to take pictures.

This is the house we lived in for five years before we moved to Charlotte.

This is the gut-shot snowman at the gun shop that's now across the road from our old house.

This is evil hunter Santa who's been culling the reindeer herd. Boo! Hiss!

We visited with my sister, popped back by L.'s parents to see how they were getting along with the new computer, and learned that L.'s younger brother and wife had gone off the road on their way home and hit a tree. Luckily, though, they were no more than badly bruised.

We drove back home in the snow which rather abruptly changed to rain about 20 miles outside Charlotte. A couple hours later it began to snow here and the next morning the trees were glorious.

And we dragged out the photo album from 29 years ago, to remember the last time we'd had a white Christmas.


  1. You have more snow than we do in Omaha, NE! I bet you're happy to hear that! :) Lovely photos and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Awww look at the two of you! What a lovely post. Happy New Year and a very happy anniversary! Hope this year holds wonderful things in store for you.

  3. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Happy anniversary! We were married Christmas Eve 21 years ago--but in Minnesota, there's always snow this time of year. :-)

  4. What a nice blog to read today. Lovely pictures of snow and your wedding.

  5. Love all the photos especially your wedding day picture! Happy anniversary and happy New Year! Enjoy the snow!

  6. Thanks, everyone!

    And Amy, happy anniversary to you! I guess you'd have to be used to the snow living in Minnesota! Here everyone's thrown into a tizzy over even the possibility of an inch or two and they have to rush out to the grocery stores before the storm and strip the shelves of milk and bread.

  7. Gorgeous trees and even more gorgeous cows!

  8. Happy anniversary and Happy New Year!

  9. Thanks Sycorax Pine and Margaret! Wishing you both a wonderful 2011!


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