Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh Yhea!!!! It has snowed in Mississippi

Well it is looking alot more like Christmas in Mississippi.We got 5 inches of snow yesterday.It was the most beautiful snowfall we have ever saw.That is because snow in Mississippi is far and in between.We did get a small snow last year about 1 inch,but to Mississippi 5 inches is almost a blizzard.We are accustom to very dry, humid Summers and cool, mild Winters,so snow is a real treat for us.It can be a bad thing in away because people do not know how to drive in the snow so there are alot of people who sit in ditches and else where til some one can come and pull them out. Limbs heavy with snow breaking and bringing down power lines,there were quite a few with loss of electricty.We were lucky we did not lose ours,but my sister has been without lights for two days,hope she gets them back tonight.The children enjoy the snow ,my grands have been out playing and eating snow for two days now.My daughter,the kids and I rode around to look at our community and take pictures and we saw some beautiful sites.It is amazing how beautiful the woods are when they have snow hanging from the trees and all over the ground underneath them.God can create some amazing wonders for us to see in our lives and the snow is one of his finest wonders,the whole world seem to be brighter with all the fresh snow yesterday.We probably will not see another snow this winter ,even though one on Christmas Day would be wonderful.I am just glad that my grandkids have gotten to see just how beautiful the world can be with a fresh snow everywhere.The snow just made it feel more like winter and Christmas time.You see we are use to it being in the 60's on Christmas and Christmas should be cold and white. The frist four pictures are bfrom our driveI have about 100 more

These are of the kids playing in the snow at my house,our pond out back,and one of my flower beds.I have about 100 of pics from the house too.Just had to pic a few to show,wish I could show you all of them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Getting Grand Daughter in Christmas Parade

This weekend my grand daughter was in the Christmas Parade.She won Overall Most Beautiful in the Pageant now she goes to the State Pageant to represent the county we live in.So she got a place in the parade. We had a lot of things to do to get ready for her to be in the parade.We had to get her suit to wear made(by MOMO) her grand paws big truck had to be washed and shining,wreath for truck,signs for truck doors and decorate truck.It was so cold that day that we almost froze out there doing the truck.The night before her mom and I did the wreath and the signs,I had so much glitter in my floors I thought I would never get it up.I still see a little glittering here and there every once in awhile.Dad and Paw Paw got up early Saturday morning in the cold and got the truck washed and shined up.The Parade was at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night,we had to be in town lined up and decorating the truck at 2:00 so we would have it done and ready to go by 5:30.There were 63 cars and trucks in the parade that does not count floats ,the fire dept. and Santa Claus.My daughter and I had to walk beside the truck through the parade because there had to be someone on each side of the truck since she was so high off the ground.She was truly a little beauty,and people just yelled at her and could not believe she was riding up there so high off the ground.Her Paw Paw was a really proud Paw Paw getting to ride his little angel in the parade.These are some pictures we took before we got things together and after with her on the truck.I did not get them in the right order so you will be going backwards.Miss Carrie Alexis Reid Young Miss Lawrence County Overall Most Beautiful.

Another picture of Miss Reid sitting on the truck,and the big large wreath we made.

Glittering snow flakes hanging from the sleeper of the truck.We took plastic snow flakes and glued glitter all over them.

This is one of the two signs that caused me to have a glittered house,we had to have one for each side of the truck.

Here is our large wreath in the process of being created,I took two rows of green garland twisted lights in them and then formed the circle to make the wreath then we added decorations to the wreath.

The eighteen wheeler being washed that morning before the parade,this is her dad and little brother working hard.

Her red velvet suit I made for her to wear,it was a knee length top with pants to go with it.We decided to make pants since the weather was so cold.It had white boa around the neck,sleeves,and bottom of the pants.

Snow flakes that we glittered hanging to dry.

Those glittery signs we made,it was a choir trying to get all that wrote on a piece of poster board and it all be the same size writing and in straight lines.I am not a straight line person and my daughter thought I needed to be the one to do the writing.
So now we are reading ourselves and her for our trip to the State Pageant to try and win Little Miss Mississippi.We have until July to find a dress which in her age group is Sunday dress only,we really like that.She also has to have a casual wear suit,I will make that around June when we see what the style is for that time next year.

Blooming Tuesday

Today is blooming Tuesday at MsGreen Thumbs Jeans,

I am going to show some pictures I took earlier in the year of flowers and butterflies since there are no blooms for me to take pictures of right now.The only thing trying to bloom here are a thunder storm and tornado watches blowing in a cold front.So I hope you enjoy the beautiful butterflies and blooms I choose to post.

To see more beautiful blooms go to MsGreen Thumbs Jeans and you can go visits other blooming Tuesday post to see what others have blooming this time of the year.