Monday, February 10, 2014

Good evening to all of you my dear blogging friends!
 
It seems like I have been gone for so long.  It is good to be home,
although it is definitely bittersweet. 
 
We were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in the Midwest. 
We came home last evening to the cold, snow covered countryside.
What we left was some of the same, although I must admit,
it was cold like I never experienced in my lifetime.
 
This is what our windshield looked like in the morning, when
we went to drive to our daughter and son-in-law's home, from
our hotel.  Because the car sat outdoors overnight,
we spent time scraping the windshield and warming the
car.


The brilliant sun and the blue sky, created a most beautiful scene out the side car window.




Dressed in layers, with warm gloves and hats, made this process tolerable.
The morning we left this part of the country, the temperature on the thermometer
was -21 degrees.  With the strong wind, it was -41 degrees.
But, the locals handled it all with grace and smiles.
Me, as it is I am always cold, so you can just imagine how it was for me.
 

 
 
The joy of meeting this little guy was unexplainable.
We treasured every moment and every memory.
 
 


Another first for me, making blueberry muffins for my daughter with her Sunbeam muffin maker.
Put the dough in, set the timer for 5 minutes, remove.  Delicious, hot muffins ready to eat.  That
is the way this "one time pastry chef" makes her muffins.




I liked her coffee counter vignette.  I liked her coffee even more.  Hot coffee and bitter cold weather
just seem to go perfect together.




Our times in the outdoors were limited.  I am sure you understand as to why that was true.

I am behind in visiting you all.  I have missed that privilege.  In fact, I went an entire week
without reading my emails. 

Thank you for stopping by, especially when it has been so long since you did that here.

They are calling for another snowstorm here in the east, in a few days.  Once again, we
will shovel it.  And when we are finished, we will drink some more hot coffee.  It
certainly will be a winter we remember well.

8 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Yes - we have had snow too - but not the frigid cold as you have had. Your new little guy is absolutely adorable. Worth the cold ride in the car to see him - what a darling! ♥

Sonja Goodson said...

And I thought WE had a hard winter in Texas!! Wow Judy, your photos tell it all, including the precious litte bundle who is a big part of this winter. :)

Glad you are safe and warm.

Christine said...

Congratulations on a new grandson!
Burrrrr... it looks so cold out.
Put another pot of coffee on and remember, Spring WILL come!

Debbie said...

wOW...that all looks soo cold. I honestly can't imagine. Soo glad you got to go and love on that sweet new baby. Such a precious memory I am sure. Welcome back! HUGS

Anneliese said...

Welcome home! Our son and daughter-in-law live in a cold place like that as well. I will be visiting them in March and it will still be cold. She told me I'd hate it! But the welcome is warm and that makes it okay.
Stay warm and enjoy the coffee.

debi said...

Oh my goodness, that is cold....but so beautiful..
Glad you were able to get to that new baby and you daughter..going to be fun for us to watch him grow through your photos!


Hugs!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

He is just precious...so perfect! So glad you could some some time at your daughters...where there were plenty of cuddles and cups of coffee to keep you warm.

Happy@Home said...

Awww... he is just precious.
Congratulations to all of you on this sweet addition to your family.
This little glimpse of your daughter's coffee vignette makes me think she shares your gift for bringing beauty to her surroundings.
So nice that you could all be together even if it was cold.

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