Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Princess is in the house!
Our in the case of this picture - outside. The good news is she made it well ahead of the storm. We had 5 1/2" before 6 a.m. and the storm is expected to last until late afternoon. So far we all think shoveling is fun . . . . . wonder how long that will last.
Harper loves the snow, too.
She is completely unfazed and does not understand all the wasted time bundling up before we go out. The best part is that she patiently waits on the rug at the front door while we dry paws.
Soup's on the stove, fridge is stocked and Christmas movies at the ready. It's going to be a fun day.

40 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Hi Libby, I'm so glad your daughter arrived safely and your having a great time. The picture of her walking the dog looks like it could be a Christmas card, it's so pretty. I just caught up on your posts, and the quilt your friends made for you is a beauty. I love that little story about them tricking you first. What did they end up doing with your blocks?
Blessings,
Marcia

sewprimitive karen said...

Wonderful! Absolutely ideal and what fun to have your daughter home with you. Oh, the snow scenes are beautiful.

Kelly Ann said...

You sound just like me when I first moved to New Hampshire, after the first winter I was asking dear hubby for a job transfer south...we made it to Virginia where yesterday we had 21 inches of snow...

Carol said...

I so glad that the Princess got there safe and sound. The snow is gorgeous! Oh Harper looks so happy!

Paula said...

Sounds like the preparations are made for a wonderful day. There is nothing like having our "children" home!!!

Yvonne said...

Woohoo!!!!!

Loris said...

Your first New England Christmas sounds perfect. Family together and all that snow! Merry Christmas!

quiltycat said...

Hope you have had really a good day! The snow is amazing! I whish you and your family a very happy Christmas time!
nichi

Kim said...

Welcome home to the Princess. She must be loving seeing where "home" is now. And such fun to arrive ahead of that big dump of snow! Enjoy. :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun to have your loved one in your new home and with the first BIG real first snow! Enjoy your new memories this week!!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Enjoy the shoveling while you can. Remember next year to look for this post and re-read it! You may need the chuckle.

MARCIE said...

Oh Libby, I have been wondering about the Princess arriving in the storm. So glad she is safely there! What a big adventure for you all! Love your snowman! Ha! All is well, and beautiful!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I was wondering if you were in the heavy snow belt. We got NOTHING where I am in NH. I can't beleive it! Not even a flurry. We still ahve snow on the ground thought so it will be a white Christmas. Enjoy the time with the princess.

~Bren~ said...

Yea!!! The Princess is there! You are sure getting blasted for your first winter in New England! I can tell you that the shoveling will not be fun for long. Think snow-blower....a BIG one.
Have a blessed Christmas!!!!

Milah said...

Those first snows are magical, especially around Christmas.

This time of year is great for me, it's my down time as far as the farm goes, that's when I have time to quilt and read 'till my hearts content.

I'm glad your daughter made it home safely. You all have a Merry Christmas! ;D

Cathi said...

I wondered if you were being affected by that storm!! Your first big storm of the season.
Glad your daughter arrived before the storm hit.
Happy shovelling & Merry Christmas!

WoolenSails said...

I am glad she made it before the storm and what fun to share a white christmas with her.

Debbie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Hi Libby. The pics are gorgeous. It looks like a winter wonderland. The Princess and Harper look like they are having fun. As far as the shoveling goes...not fun for long! LOL! Have a great Christmas with the Princess in the house. Christmas blessings, Karen

Julia said...

You are having a perfect Currier and Ives Christmas! I am so happy for you! How long does the Princess get to stay? Merry Christmas! I consider you one of my dearest online friends! (((hugs)))

Dixie said...

Love your joyful, Christmasy photos, and your description of the soup simmering away. So happy your daughter made it east safely, and is able to be with you at Christmas and enjoy the snow!

KC Quilter said...

Wow, what an initiation to New England winters you are having! Must be a shock to the system after California winters. So glad your daughter is safely there and enjoying the snow. Looking forward to my two sons' arrivals Thursday. Have a fantastic Christmas.

Shasta said...

That first day a child comes home is always the best. Glad she arrived safely. My princess comes home today. Your trip sounds like a lot of fun. Love the snowman on your banner.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Everything looks so pretty and quiet. There's nothing better for me than a beautiful snowfall and it looks like you got a good one :). Glad princess is in the house and your holidays are ready to go - lucky girl, I'm working on it. Next year - everything will be done earlier than it is this year.

Happy Holidays - karen

suz said...

Happy to hear your daughter got in before the storm. So, you've been initiated with your first good New England snow storm. This one wasn't too bad because the snow was light, although the drifts from the wind can be annoying. Just be careful driving - what may look like wet roads can be black ice. At least Santa will have snow for his sleigh this year!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like you are well stocked and set for the course of the bad weather.

My guess is shovelling is fun the first...maybe second time and then you try and work out how to get out of it! :o)

Sharon said...

Just getting caught up on your posts. Your siggy quilt is fantastic, what a great group of friends. So glad the Princess arrived ahead of the snow. Enjoy your first "white Christmas" in your new home, love the snowman!

Screen Door said...

What a great Christmas--- Stock upon Memories....

McIrish Annie said...

this was pretty nice snow for shoveling! We got about 10 inches. Glad to see the princess gets to experience it first hand!

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! It's gorgeous! So glad your DD made it before the blizzard.
Love the photo on your header- too cute!

Karen said...

That's certainly a primitive snowman in your header picture. Very good looking guy!

Stephanie D. said...

Glad the Princess made it in! How did she find winter clothing in California? lol

Love the bushy snowman!

Carole said...

We were in MA during that weekend. We left Sunday afternoon. The roads were awful until we were midway into NH. Sadly, No snow in our neck of the woods. I'm hoping for a good storm! ;o)
Did go to the Quilted Crow and bought a few things. I love that shop! Didn't have much time to visit as we had a family get together at 1:00 p.m.
I'm hoping that when things calm down, we will be able to meet! I did see that the tearoom is now closed!
Enjoy the Princess and the snow! Happy Holidays!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness...how wonderful! I'm so jealous! We hardly have any snow at the moment. ENJOY!

Meredith said...

Have a Merry Christmas with your family

Candace said...

How wonderful that the Princess made it home just in time! I hope you all have a fantastic first Christmas in your new home, Libby!
Cheers!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Looks like a great vacation for the Princess. And your trip out west sounded like way too much fun.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

For some reason the comment portion of your Christmas day post wouldn't come up for me, but I wanted to let you know I enjoyed the family photo. I'm sure you had a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Marcia

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hope you had a good visit from the princess and had a great xmas. Can't wait to see what fun things you got!!!! Miss you - geez if only I could have gotten more time for xmas!

Finn said...

Blessed that she arrived safely ahead of the storm. That storm ruined quite a few Christmas plans, including mine.
Love seeing you and yours in the snow. I think nature is helping you out quite a bit this year...LOL Hugs for happy new year, Finn