Christmas Week! 12/20/22

Header Photo: Leanne Brodeur. Her caption: Holes in the Sky

Hi Everyone! Ya’ll aren’t going to believe this, but it’s supposed to be 30 degrees here on Christmas Eve and not get out of the 40’s on Christmas Day! That is ALL the local weather reporters are talking about because, according to them, it will be the coldest Christmas Day in our area in the last 20 years! You all know what I have to say about that, right? Yep – HURRAY!!

We are full swing into Christmas Week. Julie, Matt, Jordan and Matthew were over for dinner and gift opening on Sunday night (they leave Christmas Eve for their annual ski trip to Montana).

We should have taken this pic BEFORE we ate all the food! We were also celebrating Jordan’s 23rd birthday – how is that even possible!
Fave gift – new pj’s!
Sweet Bodie finally let me get his pic wearing a Santa hat, after trying for almost 7 years!

A Few From Mackinac

As I write this, Mackinac Island is hunkering down for another winter storm – much like they had a week ago, only with lots and lots more snow. All photos below by Tom Chambers.

Last week the island was plummeted with high winds – so high that the Christmas tree on Main Street was blown over. You might not think that is such a big deal until I mention that the tree is anchored in a 900-lb block of cement! What’s really amazing is that it blew over and the lights remained on!
But have no fear – crews have righted the tree and all is good!
Hugh waves hitting the new Iroquois Hotel dock.
A dray makes a stop on Market Street. The work of this small village in the middle of Lake Huron doesn’t stop just because it’s winter. Supplies, food and mail still have to be delivered, and horses are still how it all happens.

Ted and I will be having a solitary Christmas Day, but we aren’t complaining. We had everyone together on Thanksgiving, and that was quite the accomplishment! Blake is flying to Georgia from Colorado on Thursday. We’ll pick him up the day after Christmas and go to Jason, Jen and Alex’s for a couple of days in Atlanta. So we will see everyone – just not all at the same time.

Wishing you all the best Christmas ever . . .

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

29 thoughts on “Christmas Week! 12/20/22

  1. We are expecting some single digit temps for a good few days and they are calling for quite a bit of snow. I’m hoping they are wrong, but that’s just me. 😉 Merry Christmas to my favorite Horton family. ❤

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love your pj’s and pink pony sweatshirt. We are expecting 12-24″ of snow here plus blizzard conditions. I’ll be building a nice fire in my wood burning stove for the long holiday weekend! Let’s just hope the power doesn’t go out! Stay warm!

  3. It’s funny when the Florida folk get cold weather. Falling Iguanas, no thank you!
    I’m with you, cold means no hot flashes!😊. I dislike shoveling though but mowing the yard in 90 degrees-no thanks!
    Have a Blessed Christmas. I hope we can get to church with the winter storm Michigan is going to get.

  4. How in the heck did Jordan and Matthew get to be their ages?!?! When you first starting writing, they were so little! That’s how my mind still sees them when you mention their names. But wow – Jordan is stunning and Matthew is incredibly handsome.

    Wishing you & Ted the happiest Christmas. You are so loved by me. I wish you unending goodness in the year ahead ♥️

  5. Enjoy the chestnut roasting weather! We’re leaving Mackinac tomorrow before the storm blows in. Merry Christmas to you and Ted!

  6. Have a wonderful Christmas! Have fun and travel safe. BTW, I cannot believe that your sweet puppy is seven years old. I remember when he was a new addition to your family. How time flies.

  7. Merry Christmas Ted, Brenda & Bodie
    Glad you’re enjoying your weather it’s been cool out here in Arizona in the morning and warm in the afternoons. Spending Christmas with the grandkids this year so we are pretty excited.

  8. Merry Christmas to you, too! We won’t be travelling on Christmas Eve, thanks to the monster storm. Quick scramble to be sure we have food we can cook on the gas stove in case the power goes out, but plenty of books to read and cookies galore (I was supplying them for the grands!) Safe travels for all.

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