Scenes of the Season…

Here in Portland, Oregon we are experiencing what the news channels are calling the Arctic Blast of 2008.

Carl and I felt very blessed that our early Christmas present was not derailed due to the weather…we went to Gospel Christmas just one night before the storm hit…we had a glorious time…

Most of the area did not have school all last week except for those of us living on the east side of town…we had two days of school…Courtney said “how fair is that?”…

We have been blanketed with snow…then a thaw…then lots of snow and high winds…then last night freezing rain that continued off and on today and now it has begun to snow yet again.

Here are some random scenes of the house bound…

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Memories of sunny days long gone…mind you this is under our covered patio…

 

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Drifting snow…chains needed…

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Nature wrapped in ice…

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The birds of the air…

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Carl and our neighbor  shoveling the neighborhood…hot chocolate worthy…

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All we want for Christmas is an attached garage…fyi…the van was covered again just an hour later…sigh…

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Necessary provisions…muddy buddies…

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Almond Roca and sugar cookies…all decked out on candy cane dishes…hot beverages to come…

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Catching flicks…ever so thankful for Netflix…

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Snuggling under these…

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Surrounded by the glow of this…

And this…

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 Can you see the polar bears on the blanket covering the fireplace opening?

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Ever mindful of the most important scene of all…

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Carl and I spent time pondering this…we listened to the podcast of last week’s sermon…thankful that although church was canceled…technology came in handy…

From the latest forecasts…looks like more of this is to come…

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Which footwear belongs to one of the teenagers in the house?  Brrrr…

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So for now…let it snow…let it snow…

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LET IT SNOW…

***Update***It snowed and snowed all last night and continues as I type…those tires pictured above can hardly be seen today…the birds are still finding the frozen food section and despite their neither sleet nor snow or dark of night motto,  we will not have mail delivery today.  My sweet book lover Courtney has been trying to retrieve 5 long awaited books on hold at the library for days and I fear that they may not open at noon as we had hoped.  I will have to soothe her with hot apple cider.    But we are warm and don’t have power outages like many…and there is plenty of food and time is piling up like drifts…not a bad proposition…

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5 thoughts on “Scenes of the Season…

  1. It looks as though you are well prepared for the snow! We are expecting something tomorrow and I’m not sure if we’re ready or not. (did I mention that it was 68 on Friday and 12 today? sigh.)

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. I believe we in the midwest get your weather after you have it – 12″ Friday, 3″ overnight Sat., windchills of -35 on Sun., 3 -5″ forecast for each of Tues and Wed…

    But I’m counting my blessings – I am on vacation, with no pressing plans or needs. I have a stack of books, another of movies and a third of warm quilts. I love how God sometimes slows us down – when we don’t always know enough to do it ourselves.

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  3. Beautiful pictures. Sometimes, I wonder if we need “snow days” to re-bond as family and remember how to nestle together. You all stay warm and catch up on your favorite reading.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessed year ahead in 2009! Love, Annette

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  4. Oh my, winter blast indeed! We just had two ice storms. It looks like a glass wonderland around here in Pa.

    Thanks for sharing all those pictures and thoughts. It is a vision of warmth and coziness!

    Merry Christmas dear friend! I’d love to sip apple cider with you if I could!

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  5. Cynthia says:

    We have definately been experiencing an Artic Blast here in the NW. I am thankful also for uninterupted service(heat, phone etc.) Enjoy the hot apple cider and other goodies. Great pictures.

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