Monday, December 27, 2010

OH the weather outside looks frightful~!

Went out this morning to feed the birds and oh my goodness, it's a winter wonderland. So beautiful... I love mornings like this, of course I can stay home.. The roads are pretty clear, snow plows have been on our road 6 times this morning.. I'm sure the road grader with their blades will be on the road later today clearing off the side of the roads to get ready for the next storm...on Thursday... Farmers Almanac said we were going to get lots of snow but oh my goodness this is a lot of snow.. I'm loving it~! I'm sure the people at Sundown Ski Resort in Dubuque are having a great time skiing and snowboarding.. I went skiing there once when I took a high school class there from Springville School with a school bus. I took the lessons which is very important if you have never skied before and I had a great time...










Jodie ~ my daughter from Michigan was here for Christmas with her hubby Mark.. His mom and dad live in Marshaltown and he came this morning to pick up Jodie to head back to Michigan.. It was so nice to have her here for a few days. On Christmas Day we went to Marshalltown to have dinner at Mark's mom and dad's house.. I took two pies. rhubarb/strawberry pie and apple. Yum Yum~! we had a great time visiting with Mary Lou and Tom and think we will go to their house for a visit another time. Ben and Tracie went with us. Ben got a new DSI nintendo hand held game.. He sat on the couch the whole time we were there playing with his Mario game.. We call this game Ben's babysitter...That is all Ben wanted to do while we were there.. He wasn't happy he had to pause the game to eat a little turkey. But he managed and off he went back to the couch.. I can see with how much he liked this game we are going to have to set limits. But after the newness wears off I'm sure it won't be a problem..





The icicles on the side of the house were so huge, big and pretty. Ben loves these long icicles. Last night when he went home he had to have mommy knock a few off so he could take them home with him...






The snow is so heavy the pine trees are weighted down to the ground.





Little foggy this morning ~ it sure is a pretty sight.. Not too cold either.. 13 degrees.. The sun is now trying to peek out and now everything glistens and sparkles...
Have a great Monday.
ta ta for now from Iowa

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

That's really beautiful. But I'd be glad not to have to go anywhere in it also. :)

Amy said...

Simply gorgeous and I am jealous. How can we live in the same state and have such different weather????? ::sigh::

Home In The Hollow said...

Annie...Annie...Annie...IT FIT!!!! I know you know what I'm talking about and I should have some pix up tomorrow!!!! Your yard looks just like a winter wonderland should look!...:)JP

varunner said...

Wow, you did get a lot of snow - pretty! I love skiing, although I haven't been in years.

Carolina Trekker said...

wow...amazingly, magically beautiful snow. You are a wonderful grandmother...did he put the icicles in his freezer? Fun!