In previous post you read about the ice storm on Christmas eve which trapped me at a dear friends home overnight. Not expected! On Christmas day when the roads were finally safe in the afternoon, I quickly took photos of the remaining ice on plants before heading home to my starving kitties and prepare for meeting a friend. Here are some of my photographs!
Leaf encased in ice
Where plants had been trimmed, crystal balls of ice had formed.
Look close and you can see the ice on the trees even in the hazy light of the day.
Ice looks lovely on plants and scenery but NOT on roads!
Christmas eve was very different this year! Since my husband passed November 2012, I have celebrated holidays with my adopted family. Christmas eve is always wonderful with lots of love, laughter and fun. We all gather at Christina and Weston's home in the afternoon around 2 pm and have yummy snacks while visiting and waiting for the prime rib dinner! This year there was an unexpected ice storm which trapped us all at the home overnight! An unexpected slumber party!
Luckily they have lots of air mattresses and with a bit of juggling around, everyone had a place to sleep. The next morning we all gathered for breakfast and exchanging of gifts. By the early afternoon we were all able to head home as ice had melted. My cats were so very happy to see me as they had not eaten since Christmas eve morning, so they missed 2 meals. Sharing photos of it all here.
Bella and Brogan were the only children and were so anxious for gifts to be opened!
Brogan read THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to us all.
Brogan, sister Bella, Mom (Christina) and Maddie the dog
group shot minus 5 people. These family members were all together at Thanksgiving and wanted a shot as forgot to do it that day!
Christina and her dad, Roger.
Dwayne and Rita
Rita and Sue. Sue is my best friend since high school and Christina's mom. Notice the black eye...she has learned to NOT wrestle with the kids anymore!
Weston, Christina's hubby, and Weston's bro, Dennis
Sue, her son Jeremy, and Michelle, wife to Dennis
I think Bella likes her gift!
Rita Dennis being shy
Weston and Dennis
Sue, Jeremy and Michelle...do not want to overload with photos so here is...
On Saturday, December 16th, I had a Christmas party for the women in my writing group, Chrysalis: Emerging Women Writers. As usual I made way too much food, worried and cleaned and prepped.
I managed to take a few photographs, though not nearly enough!
Keeping near the food!
Something disagree with Pat and Linda?
Lisa, my amazing friend and landscaper!
Starting Charades game!
Charades with Barb
Barb takes her turn. Helen doing charades
Carina and Lisa trying to guess the charade!
Carina doing charade!
Lisa performs a charade!!!
Sharon stunned by Barb's performance! Oscar worthy!