Friday, December 11, 2009

The Eye of Beauty

We finally decorated the tree last weekend. It was an amazing time to do it.

I woke up to my oldest son Warren in my face exclaiming in a loud whisper, "Mommy, it snowed last night!!" Warren has been praying for snow since Thanksgiving. He declared on November 30th, "Well, tomorrow it is going to snow!"

"Why do you think that?"

"Because tomorrow is December 1st and it snows in December!"

It seems simple enough but unfortunately he dealt with a small measure of disappointment when he woke up to green grass and sunny skies.

This past Saturday was different though. He woke up to a blanket of snow covering the ground and could hardly contain himself. The best part of it all was that large wet snowflakes were still falling.

So after groggily pulling ourselves out of our extremely warm bed, fixing and eating a family breakfast, we decorated our tree to the sounds of Bing Crosby and the sight of snow falling outside.

After it was all done Warren declared in amazement, "Now, Daddy, every time you come downstairs to go to work you will think, 'Wow, what a beautiful tree.'"

This is why I love winter....


brite said...

Great picture of Ben with the boys!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

What fun family memories! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come again soon.

Andrea, the collector said...

I love this last photo! Such happiness! What a memory.