Monday, December 29, 2008

Finally, a white Christmas

Its been a long time since we have really had a white Christmas in CT. Days before Christmas we had two big snowfalls, great for the holiday visuals, bad for retail. I spent the weeks leading up to Christmas working at the cheese store my mom manages. I now know more about cheese than just Velveeta...I can even recommend a strong flavored brie or a milder 'bout one with mushrooms for an earthier cheese. Are you impressed? I certainly am!

My parents have tons of deer in the woods behind the house. This visit, they frequently came down into the yard. Artemis and Tosca got quite a show...these guys are seriously bigger than squirrels!

Artemis is all about being in the center of the Christmas morning festivities.

Tosca is terrified of Christmas and for the second year in a row hid upstairs all day. She even refused to come downstairs for some attention and admiration when the guests showed up for wine and cheese before Christmas dinner.
This little guy has been in our family forever. His paint is disappearing, a side is broken in...but he still makes me smile. I love him.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa brought you everything on your list!


Regina said...

Oh! Poor Tosca; I can't imagine her ever being a 'fraidy-cat!

Glad to hear you're surviving and cannot wait for you to get home so we can have a cheese-tasting party (with wine of course!).

PS: Love the ornament!

Mindy said...

Hahaha! Does that mean you're cheesy? God love 'ya!

What a beautiful Christmas is seems you had. I'm glad the girls got to go with you, and even though Tosca was afraid, I'm sure she was happy to be near you.

Love you, girl!

Mariss said...

Beautiful snow. Sounds like a lovely Christmas. And love the garland for Muffy. Different than I would have thought, and I like it very much!