Saturday, December 25, 2010

It's Christmas in Dixie...









Christmas in Dixie...
We arrived safely, and as always, thank the Lord for traveling mercies.  We got in the house and little Levi took one look at us and started crying right away, he's at that age (six months) where new faces are startling.  Not that our faces are new, but he hasn't seen us in a couple of months except on SKYPE!

Pretty soon, the tears were dry and Papa and Nana were taking turns and kissing those sweet little cheeks and getting lots of hugging and playing and plenty of snuggling and then it was time for cereal, a bath, and rocking him to sleep!  (I did the honors!)  

Then together Jamie and I did some baking and preparing for Christmas dinner.

This morning we woke up to this beautiful, thick heavy snow, and it's still coming down!  Right now I'd say there are at least 3.5 inches on the ground!  The most here in a long, long time and "It's Christmas in Dixie, snowin' in the pines"!

We had a snowman built by the men and then while Levi was napping, we all went out for a walk and Lem grabbed the camera (yes, he took most of these photos!) snapped a bunch of gorgeous pictures.  Snow is beautiful anywhere and anytime, but especially on Christmas, and even more in the mountains!

It is magical, this beautiful snow, and so much of it, and it's staying!  

All for Levi's first Christmas!  I think Santa brought it especially for him...!  

All is well since we can see and be with Levi--it's happiness unequaled!




 




13 comments:

Donna said...

Glad you made it down there safely! You got more in Alabama than we did in Tennessee! Hahaha!!!! Best wishes for a grand Christmas!

Grandma Becky said...

Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing. It's dry where we are at. Later to visit son and family..get to play with granddaughter!
Merry Christmas from the Pacfic Northwest!

Kathie Truitt said...

Beautiful, Joni.

basketsbyrose said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas :0)

Barbara Pask said...

Levi is so precious. Merry Christmas!

Ali said...

Oh what a wonderful gift of snow for Levi's first Christmas! Your photos are beautiful! He is such a little sweetie, love those cheeks =)

Merry Christmas!

~~Carol~~ said...

Joni, I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas! How lucky you are to be sharing it with such an adorable little guy, who's celebrating his very first Christmas!

Carol said...

Joni,
How wonderful! A blessed and beautiful time indeed.

Tanya said...

What could be better! Picture perfect! Beautiful kiddos, handsome hubby, stunning Grandma, and most adorable grandson!
What a special memorable Christmas for all your family! Memories galore! So happy for you....
Have a safe trip home..
Blessings with your family,
Tanya

mary your sis said...

You have more snow in Dixie than we do in Northern Michigan! What an adorable little guy, and the snowmans pretty handsome, too! Glad your family had a good Christmas with HAPPY memories made together!

cityfarmer said...

what a true blessing ... soak him up honey.
I have a nephew named Levi ... love the name

happy new year

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos-so happy to hear you made it safely to your daughter's home! Have a wonderful time there and a safe trip home.
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: We skype too--it is great when you have grandchildren that live out of state (of course not quite as good as the 'in person' visits!

Lucas said...

hey Jonie,
I would love to know where that wrapping paper came from. Looks picture perfect. Hope you had a wonderful CHRISTmas!