Monday, January 04, 2010

A White Christmas

Happy New Year! We've had a wonderful holiday season and one of the best surprises was a white Christmas! The snow started Christmas Eve afternoon and went late into the evening. My parents and brother spent the week with us and we all had a fun time together.

A big snowball.

A mini snowman.

Reindeer food
Making reindeer food.

New Pajamas
My mom made new pajamas for the girls and a bathrobe for Benjamin.

Christmas tree
Late Christmas Eve.

Cinnamon Rolls
Homemade cinnamon rolls for our Christmas breakfast.

Christmas dinner
We enjoyed a roast beef dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert. Phillip had the week after Christmas off, so we've been spoiled with sleeping in and lots of free time. Now it's time to get back on schedule. I'm looking forward to 2010!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and the Merry Christmas wishes!


Barbara H. said...

It's good to see you back, Kelli! Sounds like a lovely Christmas.

Lara said...

Hi Kelli~
It's nice to see you back! Every post you do is always such a delight to read. Glad to see you had a fun-filled white Christmas! Your blog is one of the few blogs I instantly read all the way back to the beginning in one sitting; I am sometimes a night owl! :o) You have inspired me to start making my own handmade cards. I'm going to start with Valentine's soon. I've never been one to follow through with scrapbooking (I'd rather just do traditional photo albums), but I like paper crafts so I'm going to give it a try. Enjoy January and your regularily scheduled week. My motto this year is to ~embrace ALL the seasons~ .. bitter cold ones too! Take care!
With warm wishes,

Julian said...

no, NO FAIR! We didnt get any here in Texas city! we got 1 minute last month.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Kelli -
I always like to see you back again and have a chance to peek into your home and life a bit. I'm so glad you had such a nice Christmas - and what a treat to have a White Christmas!

Just Mom said...

Oh I bet you wish you were back in So. Dak. We had a blizzard starting on Christmas Eve and running throughout Christmas Day. :-D

Glad to see you had some Christmas snow.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your Christmas cinnamon rolls look delicious!!
Isn't it a treat for Texas to get snow? My sister used to live there and her kids were so excited to come to our house for Christmas so they could play in the snow.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Kelli. Happy New Year and those cinnamon rolls look great. Every time you make them, they look so good. Have a great week.

Lady Farmer said...

Happy New Year to you, Kelli!
Looks like you had a very merry Christmas! What fun to have snow! Your picture of the cinnamon rolls has me thinking I need to make some ~ They look sooo good!
Warm Blessings!

Jennifer said...

Wow - a white Texas Christmas...that is something special!!

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful time.

Joolz said...

Glad you had a lovely family Christmas and best wishes for a bright new year 2010 to you!

The picture of you house looks like a postcard. Hard to believe we have been going to the beach.

Cheers - Joolz

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, Kelli. Happy new year.

Love Bears All Things said...

It is good to see a post from you. Your table looks good as do those cozy pjs and robe. I am so happy that you had a week with your parents and brother. Those cinnamon rolls look so good.
Mama Bear

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Wow, snow, wow, your Christmas table looked so beautiful. Glad you had to down time Christmas week. I just want you to know that you were the very first blog (last year) that I found, and are the reason I started blogging. Thank you. kdc

Anonymous said...

Dear, dear Kelli! I know all of your blogging friends are glad to see your Christmas pictures today. I can say I sure have been anxious to see and hear from you.

My favorite picture was the one of your house. I have to agree with "Joolzmac" looks like your home would make a beautiful post card.

My other favorite was the kids in their jammies that their grandma made. Your mom is a wonderful seamstress. I was amazed at how much the kids have grown. Grace is turning into a young lady right before our eyes. She is beautiful and so are the others.

I hope everyone at the Winn house has a happy, healthy 2010.

Love, Debbi

The dB family said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere :o)! It looks like you had a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year to you and your family.


Heather Anne said...

Hi Kelli - I'm so glad you enjoyed a white Christmas - we had cold hard rain, but it didn't matter since we were all snug and happy at home! We made the best of it and played games for hours whilst munching on Christmas goodies and consuming gallons of hot chocolate and tea! I love your pictures and seeing a new post! May the Lord bless you in the New Year!

Gracie said...

I hope this new year can bring to you and your family all the joy, good health and happiness in the world!

Terri said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. What a neat Christmas gift of snow!

Kerri said...

Happy New Year! What a treat to have snow Christmas Eve! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday.

WendyBee said...

Happy New Year, Kelli!
I don't know if I've ever commented before, but I've been following for a little while, and perused this last crop of pictures with delight. Looove the kids in their new flannel jammies/robe made by their grandmother with love in every stitch, no doubt.
P.S. My Mum is shy about commenting but linked to your blog from mine and loved it. Of all the others, it was yours she commented on with admiration. ;)

Anonymous said...

Everything looked so nice for the holidays, good for you. We had snow as well....(Maryland) but I guess you don't get snow as much as we do so good for's always nice to have a White Christmas.

Happy New Year!
Wishing you the best for 2010.

Melanie said...

Just found your blog by accident and saw that we have amost the same blog name:) So I will introduce myself. I am Melanie Noe and our family blog is "noe place like home" :)

Emma@christmascupboard said...

Happy New Year...Fabulous photos!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Kelli! Happy New Year! Loved your post. Love the jammies, and those cinnamon rolls are amazing looking. Beautiful white Christmas too. Hope you are doing great!

Jackie said...

Kelli, it looks like you had a perfect Christmas. The childrens pajamas and the robe are lovely.

God Bless.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Merry Christmas and a happy and blessed new year!

Tori Leslie said...

Hey Kelli, long time no read. I don't know how I lost your blog but I did and I'm glad I stumbled upon it today.
Got a lot of back reading to do, I'll be back!

Arlene G said...

How the children are growing!!! Glad you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Susan B said...

Hi Kelli,
It looks like your family had a lovely Christmas! I enjoyed your pictures. (Love the snowman!) :o)

Lulu said...

how adorable the kids are..Looks like you all had a nice Christmas..
take care,

Phyllis said...

OOOOOH....I wish your mom would make Pjs for me too!! I am 5 feet tall and can hardly ever find them short enough! My sewing looks like a turkey did it! The children are SWEET, glad to hear about the new baby. Every child brings a gift. You have a precious site. Cheerio from Phyllis in Sacramento.