Starting to feel the Christmas Spirit!

Dad after his first round of plowing

Oh my.  So much has happened over these last few days….I cannot believe it!  First of all, we had a crazy blizzard on Saturday.  All of you Minnesotans know what I mean!  I really could not believe what I saw.  My dad probably spent a total of 5 hours plowing this weekend.  The snow on the sides of our driveway comes up to my shoulders.  If we get more, I don’t know where it is going to go!  I know I keep saying this, but it is Fall people!

View from our front door during the storm

After the snow stopped & the city started to clear it away, we were off to Jenna’s house for her annual cookie party on Sunday!  She was hosting it at her town home this year, so mom & I had to bundle up & head over to their place in the negative wind chill.  My dad was overly worried about us (as usual) but we made it just fine.  For a while he insisted on following us in his car.  I pride myself on being very independent & capable, so I asked him if he would find it strange if I followed him in my car while he was out.  hehe.  Sometimes I need to stop being annoyed & let a man be a man.  Anyway, we made it over to Jenna’s house just fine & had a wonderful time at the party.  We are thankful that Jenna doesn’t find it odd for us to join in & even lets her mother-in-law Louann & our friend Amy (whose daughter was in attendance) come to hang out.  For that matter, I am glad that all of the ladies don’t mind & embrace us.  I haven’t seen my mom laugh & smile that much in a long time.  It was a wonderful kick off to the Christmas season!  Our friend Amy captured some wonderful moments with her new camera!

Jenna in her Santa dress

Lets get the ornament exchange going!

All of the ladies!

Mama Jules with Jenna & I

Mama Jules with all the ladies

Mama Jules with Jenna's mother-in-law Louann

Here is a link to a video from the party as well:


Today my mom & I went downtown with our friend Amy to Macy’s 8th floor christmas

Mom & Amy at Macy's 8th Floor

display & then had lunch at the sky room.  Again, if you are from Minnesota, you know what I am talking about.  The Christmas display originated with Dayton’s a long time ago.  Now it is a tradition for so many families in Minnesota.  To sum it up, it is a display that you walk through that tells a sort of Christmas story using figurines that move.  When Amy was over last week, she mentioned how she & my mom had always had that tradition when my sister & her daughter Megan were growing up, so we decided to go!  I didn’t tell my dad since it was -9 degrees

A picture of a part of the display

out (before you factor in the wind chill).  He would have huffed & puffed about it.  So, my mom, Amy & I giggled about the fact that we were being naughty the whole way down.  Always makes it more fun!  haha.  When all was said & done, my dad is glad we had fun & we didn’t have to get him calling & worrying about us.  See, we are strong independent women!

That is all for today!  I cannot wait to see what the rest of the week brings!  Ho-Ho-Ho!

Prayer for Julie: Pray for a continued smile & light in her life.  She has been so exceptionally happy these last couple of days!

Thankful:  I am thankful for having a snow plow and safe handicap van that allows us to go out in this crazy weather!

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One response to “Starting to feel the Christmas Spirit!

  1. Jane May

    Your story sounds so fun I almost wish I were back in Minneapolis! Notice I said “almost”. Haha! Seriously, sounds like both your events were tons of fun. And I loved your pictures!

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