Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas Indeed!

I know I said I was on a blog break until New Years, but I just had to tell you a sweet Christmas story and show you some beautiful pictures.

We woke up Christmas morning around 7AM and 5 minutes later it started snowing.  We were suppose to get between 1-3 inches, and we ended up with about 9 inches.
Our back yard.



The garden sitting area.



The fire pit.

So.......Our company that was suppose to come for Christmas day and dinner, could not make it off their mountain.  Mr. Comforts of Home and I thought we would be having Christmas dinner all by ourselves.

But....our sweet neighbors called.  They were not able to go where they were suppose to and invited us over for Christmas dinner.

So we bundled up, and hike through the snow to our neighbors and had a lovely Christmas dinner.  After all Christmas is about sharing and giving isn't?


My surgery is scheduled for 2PM Wednesday...I will post a few days after, when I am able.
Welcome Home,
Penny

52 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, The pictures are beautiful. We also had a white Christmas...my very first! Best of luck with your surgery and I hope you have a quick recovery.
xo,
Sherry

Donnie said...

We always have been adaptable too. Glad you had a nice time on Christmas. You'll be in my prayers for a successful surgery. Take care.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Penny! I'll keep you in my prayers for a successful surgery and quick healing! XO

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've been on the phone with relatives in your area...keeping up with the snow! You took some wonderful photos and I'm so glad you enjoyed your day! Stay warm...and I'm keeping you in my prayers! Hugs! ♥♥♥

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, what gorgeous snow you have! A real White Christmas. I'll be praying for you as you have your surgery - for God to guide the hands of the doctors and then a speedy recovery for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your snow pics are so pretty. Love the cardinal, such a fabulous contrast to the snow. I am thrilled you have neighbors to be with for Christmas dinner. I will keep you in prayer for your surgery. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous photos of your white Christmas. Praying for you as you have surgery.
~Adrienne~

Donna said...

What beautiful photos. I especially love the red bird! Sending good wishes for this coming week and looking forward to your 2011 posts.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures, Penny. I am sorry the snow messed up your plans but it can bring out the generosity of people...your neighbors sound wonderful!

I will be praying for you and wishing you a fast recovery!

XO,
Jane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Winter wonderland! Nice story about your neighbors inviting you over! Good luck with your surgery...speedy recovery!~Hugs, Patti

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How wonderful that you were able to have dinner with your neighbors!
Your snow is so pretty and I expect in the morning, I will be seeing much the same sight as a snow storm is heading our way.
Just stopping by to wish you and your hubby a lovely Christmas season.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Ann said...

We're getting a blizzard right now. I love it! Good luck with your surgery and best wishes for a swift recovery.

Sherri said...

Penny, love your snow pictures, especially the cardinal one! Good luck with your surgery! I wish a swift recovery for you!! That was great your neighbors invited you and Mr. Comforts of Home over for Christmas dinner! What nice neighbors!

Elyse said...

sounds like a lovely holiday, penny! your photos are beautiful. i must hang a wreath on my shed!

warmest wishes for continued merriment and treats this season!

xo
elyse

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, we only got three inches. Nine looks much prettier. Stay warm!

Kathleen Grace said...

Good neighbors are such a blessing! I'm sorry your plans were spoiled but so glad you were able to make new ones. I'll be praying for a good outcome and quick recovery from your surgery. Happy New Year!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Simply beautiful, Penny. Especially the part about your neighborns sharing Christmas dinner with them. That was heartwarming. I have wonderful neighbors too...and I am grateful.

Yes, I did know about your injured shoulder..but didn't know it was serious enough for surgery. I know everything is going to go well...and I hope your recovery is as fast as Howards was!
Knowing you the little I do, I know it will be hard on you to be out of commission for a bit.
I hope you will at least be able to blog a bit.
Love and hugs to your this Christmas season!
Mona

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I would hike through a blizzard to get to your lovely home. You are blessed my friend.
Beautiful pictures.
Blessings,
Bren
Keeping you in my prayers for your surgery.

Mary said...

Thankful knowing you were still able to enjoy Christmas Day - neighbors are often a blessing! The pics of the garden are beautiful - and we are so lucky to have the cardinals to watch on a snow day.

Yes, you beat us in snowfall inches - we got about 6" of the loveliest 'snowballing and snowperson' snow - soft, fluffy, heavy, but almost dry - after an hour plodding around in it to take pics my boots were still bone dry, but my fingers were frozen stiff as it was only 26 degrees!

Penny dear, again our wishes for your successful surgery and fast healing..................we'll be thinking of you Wed.

Much love Mary & Bob

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your pictures are beautiful!
I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers for a very successful surgery and speedy recovery. It will be fine!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What gorgeous pics Penny~
Good luck with the surgery and keep us updated too.
Cindy

see you there! said...

Beautiful snow. Lovely that the neighbors invited you to dinner. Funny how a disappoint ment on the one hand (can't do as planned) can lead to something special on the other.

Darla

Vee said...

I grinned thinking of your getting such beautiful snow for Christmas. Your story of a Neighborly Christmas is extra special, too.

Pat said...

What awesome pictures! Living in the north, I'm way to familiar with snow...but fresh fallen snow is always so beautiful!
I'm glad to hear your Christmas was so lovely, plan "B" worked out well!
I'll keep you in prayer as you have your surgery!

Miss Jean said...

How beautiful!!! I'm glad your Christmas plans were "rescued" and you had a wonderful time. What a lovely setting to enjoy the holidays. Good luck with your surgery!!

Fifi Flowers said...

burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! stay warm!!!

Merrie said...

Good luck with your surgery, I wish you a speedy and smooth recovery! Your snow pictures are beautiful. But after the winter we had last year I'm glad we only got flurries and dusting that melted Christmas Eve night!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I hope your surgery goes well Penny. I loved that story, I can almost see you and Mr. Comfort walking through the snowy woods to your neighbor's home. We had snow too, but a few days after Christmas. We had a blizzard yesterday. Now we have blustery winnie the pooh winds. I am loving it of course. My love to you on Wednesday. You will be in my prayers.
Karen

Sarah said...

What a classic shot of the cardinal in the snowy scene. You are a fantastic photographer.
Stay warm and cozy inside that beautiful home, Penny. Enjoy the winter wonderland from inside curled up by a fire. ;-)
Hugs ~ Sarah

Beverly said...

Penny, it is all like a winter wonderland. This has been lovely, and it is even better since I don't have to go in to my office to work this week.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I know you'll be a perfect patient.♥

Pondside said...

Thinking of you, Penny! Best wishes for tomorrow!

sandy said...

Good luck today Penny!

BailiwickStudio said...

My prayers are with you, Penny, for a successful surgery! ::Jill

Victoria said...

Thinking of you today. May the force be with you.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful story Penny! Sending prayers your way for today!

Penny said...

Thinking of you Penny. Hope the surgery goes well.
Hugs,
Penny

Beverly said...

Thinking of you. I hope you're successfully home and resting.♥♥♥

DEB said...

Beautiful pics Ms. Penny!! Love the cardinal in the tree:)
Sounds like you had a perfect Christmas day!
Sending prayers for your surgery hon:)
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxo

Jeanne said...

Hello dear Penny, I 'love' your snow pictures and your sweet story. How nice that your neighbors invited you for Christmas dinner. You live in a lovely neighborhood and it sounds like you have great neighbors too. This home was meant for you for sure.

We just arrived home last night and we have so much snow that we had to walk up to our house and leave our car at the bottom of our drive. About 200 feet. It was cold and slippery but we made it. Cheri' loved the snow and kept biting it.

You must have had your surgery today. I am sorry for your pain Penny and all I can say is listen to your Dr. and don't use your arm until he says it is alright. I know you know that. Smile. You are in my prayers for healing Penny.
With love and concern, Jeanne

Dena said...

So beautiful Penny! I hope that you are resting my friend. I am leaving Blogland, but will be by now and again to visit you. All the best wishes for a fantastic new year!

Hugs,
Dena

Angie said...

Love the beautiful snow pics! Hope all goes well with your surgery.

Bella said...

Hope your surgery went well! Your snow photos are beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, I wrote a comment to you yesterday and I don't see it. Maybe it is still under blog approval. I hope I didn't lose it. Basically I hope your surgery went well and I want you to know you are in my prayers.
Warm hugs and love, Jeanne

Mary said...

You are in our thoughts. We hope all is going well and that you are now home Penny dear. As this New Year starts know good wishes and warm, but gentle, hugs are coming your way...................be well soon.

Love Mary & Bob

Theanne... said...

Hope you are recovering nicely from your surgery...with prayers for you and wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year!!!

Meggie said...

Hope the surgery went well, Penny. Happy New Year!

Manuela@TPOH said...

How pretty! Isn't it wonderful when it snows and your not too used to it. It's such a treat. You got soooo much more snow than we did.

Glad your surgery went well!

Manuela

Jen Kershner said...

Postcard perfect pictures Penny! I didn't mean for that to sound like a tongue twister.

Hope you are recovering comfortably. Happy New Year!

Gail said...

Now that is alot of snow, we got about 6 inches on the 29th, just 4 hours after we got home from our trip to OK, the roads were perfect, good thing we left when we did. LOL.
So sorry about your shoulder, by now your healing up and hope you will be back up and running very quickly.
Happy New Year Penny, and God Bless
Gail

Mountain Blessings said...

Hi! I am new to your blog, I am guessing you had rotator cuff surgery. I had the same in 2007. I remember being in the shower and propping my bad arm, the right, and I am right handed, but I propped it up on the side of the shower so I could move my head back and forth under my hand and use my left the best I could to wash my hair. At least it was clean!! But I remember combing and styling it just didn't get done. Girl I feel for you!! And it takes a few months to get back to normal. Anyhoo, loved your blog and I will be back soon so see what your up too! take care and many blessings, Marla

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