Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas


As you can see from the photos above it is really beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house.

This past weekend was insanely busy. And it was a four day weekend for me since I took my last two vacation days to get things done. I swear, one of these years I will get my act together and not leave everything for the last minute. But I am almost ready.

And taking Friday off was a good thing. I hadn't really been paying attention to the news and weather last week and it turned out that there was a major snowstorm forecast for Saturday into Sunday. So Friday I spent doing my errands and grocery shopping as well as my annual Christmas decorating at the cemetery. Not only my Moms grave but my grandparents on both sides, my late aunts and uncles and my great-grandparents. They are all buried in two side by side cemeteries. Ever since I was a little girl we have done this at Christmas time. My Dad would take his aunt and bring some of us children to help. Then when I was old enough to drive I would take my aunt and help her. Now that she has been gone these many years it is my Christmas duty. I do try to get it done earlier in the season but I am glad I did it Friday.


The view from the deck of my back yard.



The reason? By late Saturday it started snowing and it snowed and it snowed and it snowed some more. The total was something like 25 to 28 inches. An all time record snowstorm for Long Island. Of course Rory just loves playing in the snow. Coming in and immediately wanting to go back out and play some more. Which is what he did Sunday (before it stopped snowing) and most of yesterday. The funniest was watching him chase snowballs and then trying to dig them out of the snow!





I did get my tree and decorated it Saturday between letting Rory in and out. I used my dog related ornaments for my tree this year. It is kind of a "Charlie Brown" type tree but it suits me this year. As you can see the angels on my tree all have a dogs face. Especially my tree topper. Look close. It is the head of, what else? An Irish Setter!

I probably won't post again before the big day so I take this time to thank you all for your comments throughout the past year. For your support and friendship and warmth. And I hope and pray that all of you have a wonderful Christmas. One filled with love, laughter, good friends and good times. That the New Year bring us all health, happiness and lots of beautiful stitching.
That is my wish for you all.
Until next time..................

Love and stitches

Kathy

and licks from Rory too.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


and in the words of Tiny Tim


"GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!"

32 comments:

Stacey said...

All that snow looks fantastic. I want some here in NC. Merry CHristmas and Happy Quilting.

Stacey
Driving Miss Stacey
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Meari said...

That's a lotta snow!! Your tree looks really pretty. Have a great holiday. :)

Pam said...

Whew, that's a boat load of snow you got for sure...You pupster is so precious and your tree is outstanding. Merry Christmas to you and all whom you love and care for.

Rene la Frog said...

Love the Doggy Angel! The snow is beautiful and looks like Rory enjoyed it.

Hope your Christmas wishes all are fulfilled and the New Year is fill with fun and of course stitching.

Merry Christmas to you and Rory

Mel said...

I do hope you and Rory have a great Christmas. I love seeing the pics of him hopping around in the snow!
And always hoping that you get some stitching time in there too! :)

Cindy in MA said...

Rory sounds just like my Brandi who is also an Irish Setter. When it snows I can't keep her in the house. She only comes in long enough to clean the snow out of her paws.
Rory is so cute. Aren't they alot of fun?
Cindy in MA

Emily said...

Rory looks like he had fun in the snow. Ours has already started to melt.

Blu said...

Your tree looks lovely! All those doggie angels are hilarious!
Have a Merry Christmas~

Lisa said...

I hope you have a lovely christmas with Rory, take care and I'm sure we will meet up in blogland in 2010.

Shelley said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow, Rory almost disappears in it! Your decorations are lovely. I hope you and Rory have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Ranae said...

Merry Christmas!!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! That is a lot of snow!!! Looks like Rory is having a lot of fun!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Daffycat said...

I love the photos of Rory in the snow ~ beautiful!

Merry Christmas, Kathy!

Barbi said...

Your tree topper is FANTASTIC!!! Rory looks like he's having a great time in the snow...my Missy couldn't get enough of the snow either. She would always end up with an ear infection though cause she would pack her ears with snow every first snowfall when she rolled and played in it. LOL

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year.

Marl

Nancy M said...

He looks like he's in heaven out there! I hated the snow packed in their underbelly and legs (on my schnauzer) It took forever for it to melt and then I would walk around the house in socks and always get them wet!!! Your tree looks great and how fun to have all doggy ornaments! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And hopefully no more snow for awhile. I'm sure there is probably no where to put it right now!

Suzanne said...

I love your Christmas angel, how very cute! I am so envious of all that wonderful snow. Looks like our Christmas is going to be hot with some rain later on.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

CindyMae said...

Oh that snow looks wonderful, what I wouldn't give for a white Christmas at least once in my life!! LOL Rory looks like he loves it! Hope that you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas!!

Katri said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rory!

Lovely pictures!

Barb said...

Kathy your blog is always so lovely and Rory well what a character ,Ollie doesnt get to play snow very ofter and certainly not as deep as that! ENJOY Christmas with Rory and keep warm.

Shari said...

wow, what a lot of snow. We will have a white Christmas here too, but we only have a couple inches.
Looks like Rory loves the snow!
Merry Christmas

Debra said...

wow you did get a lot of snow. Great pictures.

Andrea said...

Rory in the snow. LOL. Snow is OK if you don't have to get around. :) Great photos.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Cindy in MA said...

Hi again Kathy,

Brandi is our 3rd setter. The others were mother & son

Carolyn NC said...

What a snow - and what adorable pictures of Rory! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, Kathy!

Lyn said...

You really did get a huge amount of snow. Glad you were able to get everything at least close to done and that Rory seems to be having fun in the white stuff. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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Sherry said...

ahhhh, Rory looks like he having a blast in the snow! I am really jealous that you got so much of the pretty white stuff while we only got ice! ugh! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Carol's Stitching said...

Rory is so cute playing in the snow. I wish you a wonderful 2010 with friends and family and hope you had a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Siobhan said...

I hope you and Rory enjoyed his first Christmas, Kathy! What amazing ornaments--love that tree topper!

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