The day before Thanksgiving brought a blizzard of sorts. The National Weather Service adequately warned us, we bought food, fire wood, batteries, and hunkered down for the duration. Turns out, it hit the Salt Lake Valley to the north of us much harder. We had fierce winds howling and white-out conditions but the north got more snow. At any rate, it made for a cozy evening in front of the fire and some family togetherness time!
Here is a little clip of how the winds looked outside my kitchen window! Horizontal, then swirling, then...
Turkey day brought bright sunshine and bitter cold. Perfect mood weather for
"Over the River and Through the Woods"!
Can you see the snow? Kind of bright and blinding, isn't it?
My awesome son-in-law humored me and pulled out the china even though
it must be hand washed afterward.
Didn't he do a good job setting it out? You taught him well, Tami!
Here is the gang. Really, this is the best you're going to get.
Thank you Master Dee, for posing for me! The others look silly don't they?
Maybe next time they will co-operate!(Actually, Rachel was trying but I only caught the corner of her glasses in the lower right.
Richard too, although his head is hidden by his sister's directing hand)!
Our cozy fire! It was heavenly!
I have discovered that I have several pyromaniacs in my family! They kept it going, for sure!
Friday brought my 35th birthday...OK, who reversed the candle order?! I think I'll just leave it this way! Dee did right by me and provided my favorite, Red Velvet cake! Nick decorated with three coupons for free peppermint chocolate chip shakes at Chick-Fil-A. My favorite!
Saturday night brought a huge snow storm. It was gorgeous but SO cold!Poor Sam put off going outside to use the facilities until he had to be forced.
Brittany made it easier for him by outfitting him in his dapper snow gear! Cute, huh? He is humiliated, I know!
I have vowed to get better pictures of the family next year in similar fashion... by FORCE!
I hope you are all staying warm where you are!