Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Snowing

Loving the colors of Christmas

Today we are experiencing the first snowfall of the season.  A very gentle, slow falling snow, just like the kind you see in the movies.  It appears winter has finally arrived.

My favorite new candy

Today is also my son's 20th birthday.  I can hardly believe it.  Can he really be that old?  Can I really be that old?  I am making a cake and plan to deliver it to him at college later this afternoon.  He is about an hour from us.  Hopefully, the snow won't keep me from going.

Still finding decorations to put up

I'm having some difficulty grasping the Christmas season this year.  I don't know what's that matter with me.  Are any of you having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit?



  1. good morning renee!

    first of all - happy birthday to your son! how so sweet of you to deliver a cake to him - pray you make it through the snow!!!!

    well, i have to say that i am geared up more this year than last year's season. God has a way of nudging me to stay busy and focused. love it when he is by my side all the way. it is, afterall, a celebration for HIM.


  2. Happy Birthday to your son! I have a 20 year old daughter and my son recently turned 18. Where DOES the time go??

    Lovely that you are taking him a birthday cake!

    We've been snowed in for days and days now and I still don't feel Christmassy!

    Love, Tina xxx

  3. we're getting the same pretty snow here today, too. happiest of birthdays to your sweet son. love that you're taking him a homemade cake today...


  4. Hi Renee! It's snowing here, too, just like in a snow globe! Happy Birthday to your son! He shares a birthday with my husband and I am frosting his birthday cake (Coconut cake with buttercream frosting!)...

    Hope your afternoon with your son is beautiful!

  5. well, you'd never know it to see your
    beautifully decorated home! now that
    it's snowing, you will soon be in the
    Christmas mood.

    happy birthday to your 20 year old.
    won't he be surprised to receive a
    cake at college? you're a great mom.

    merry Christmas,

  6. Happy Birthday to your son. I always think of my kid's birthdays as a me day too. I like to recall the circumstances of each ones birth.
    It has been harder to get into the season this year, but I think my ongoing move accounts for that.
    I need to stay focused on the reason for the season.
    No snow here of cousre, but just 45minutes away where my son lives might get some this weekend.
    Enjoy your time with your son today. How special to take him a cake.

  7. The snow must make a wonderful Christmas scene - one that we 'down under' would never see in Sydney - although with our weather pattern recently nobody would think it entirely unexpected LOL! Glad you're getting to see your son today for his birthday - that will be special for you both. Drive safely and blessings!

  8. Hi Renee. :o)
    A very Happy Birthday to your son! You are the kindest of mom's for bringing a cake to him at college! :o)
    Your Christmas touches are just precious and I adore these colors too! :o) Especially since red is my favorite.
    I pray you are comfy and warm and your heart settles through the season. I have moments too, like you mentioned, I think mine is due in part to what we have talked about recently. :o)
    I took all our Christmas movies out so we can watch them all before the 25th. Wish we could share a bowl of popcorn and a silly Christmas movie from the 70's! :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

  9. Happy Birthday to your son! I hope you were able to deliver his cake safely to him, and had a good visit.
    I don't seem to have the energy (like I use to) to get all the Christmas decorating & gift buying done. Luckily my dear hubby likes to shop more than I do! :) That helps!
    I hope you are having a happy day!
    xoxo Gloria

  10. I'm a bit under the spirit of Christmas right now too! I don't get it. I love this time of year. I'm still pet sitting and I think that has a lot to do with it. They are kitties and I know they will want to climb the I'm in a slump..... My daughter will be home tomorrow and they will all leave, headed back to New Orleans. I hope the slump does not continue..........
    I remember when Holly turned 20...this year it was 25...oh my!!!


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