Friday, January 9, 2009
Things have been very busy here and even though this is late, I still would like to wish everyone a happy new year!
My family and I made the trip to Ohio again this year to spend the holidays with family, and I have to say that it was a very eventful trip! Beginning with spending six hours on the interstate sitting totally still because of ice on the roads in Kentucky. When we left home, it was overcast and mild. Bad weather was forecast for Northern Ohio, so we planned on only going half way to Cincinnati. Little did we know that the roads would soon turn icy just a few hours north of us. What a trip! What should have taken four hours, took us eleven hours!
The next days travel was not as eventful, a few traffic jams but not the complete stand still we experienced the day before! We were pleasantly surprised to see a bit of snow as we came closer to my hometown. The clouds hung heavy in the sky, and looked like we see a little bit more of the white stuff falling!
Christmas day was a peaceful day spent opening presents, making and eating all kinds of delicious foods and just enjoying a quiet day playing with all our new toys!
On the day we were set to leave we awoke to see a fresh dusting of snow. Since this is something my boys don't see a lot of here in Tennessee, we decided to stay one more day and let them play in the snow! They enjoyed shoveling the driveway and sidewalks, building snowmen and throwing snowballs at each other!
The trip home was much easier, no snow or ice on the roads at all! Whew!
Speaking of new toys...I just had to share a picture of my new workbench that my sweet husband got for me for Christmas! He put a catalog picture in an envelope and gave it to me on Christmas morning! Yesterday, he put it together for me, and it was totally worth the wait! I have looked at this workbench in the catalog for a very long time! I have to say, it makes me feel very blessed to have such a thoughtful husband.....and I am so excited to finally have an official place to store my tools and supplies! I'm looking forward to spending time at this workbench dreaming up new jewelry designs and making them come to life!
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