Sunday, January 02, 2011

...and a hoppy new year to you

The "Year of the Rabbit".
The old year ended and the new one began in a very unique way....snowy...cold...and we were pretty much snowed in.  This was the most snow for this time of year in over something like 90 years.
It was beautiful but....we live on a mountain (okay, so it's a really big hill) and by the evening of the 30th, the buses were already driving with chains on their tires.
 It was forecast that we could get 10 cms. (about 4 inches).
Many of us were speculating on the truth of that forecast....
"Really? 10 cms.? No way!" 

Well....on the 31st....this is what we woke up to

It was pretty amazing.
Some places around the city got 12-14 cms. of the white stuff.
There was only one way up to our part of the town and that was if you had chains on your one was going in or out of our neighborhood for least in a vehicle.

While the boys were out playing, the K-man and I walked/shuffled/slid to the grocery store to get extra beer and snacks provisions for the day....and then spent the rest of the day just hanging out...either playing outside or warming up/drying out in front of the heater.

It was a pretty great day.

I hope that your new year has begun with something memorable...
or at least something just really nice....or even
something....not bad.

May the Year of the Rabbit be wonderful to us all.

I have GOT to start offering Koji money for a nice face when we take pictures!!

*This is one of the nengajo (New Year's greeting cards that most people send to their friends)
that we printed up...the other is in the header, up the top of this page.
We're kind of lazy in that, we send only to those who send to us first.

So, if you want to,
go ahead and click on the picture and save a copy...
print it out and hang on your refrigerator.

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!!
Happy New Year...from our yours!!


smalltownmom said...

Happy New Year. I have lots of those silly-faced-boy pictures. They're priceless.

Karen Jensen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Debbie!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy New Year!

Your snow day sounds perfect.

ms-teacher said...

Wonderful pictures & memories!

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy New Year! I love the silly faces. They'll be gone before you know it, and then you'll have to beg for silly faces like I do. :)

The Other Laura said...

Happy Happy New Year!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

*love* *love* *love*


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Aspiring2Be said...

I love all the photos! And I love Koji's funny faces! I think he might be a comedian.

yogurt said...

Snow on lemons - that is an oddly beautiful sight! Hoppy New Year to you and your family, Debbie!

Janet said...

Happy New Year! Love that the boys were able to make a snowman :-)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Happy New Year! What a great way to start the new year. I love a snow day (if I don't have to go to work).

Darcie said...

Love the pics! We are expecting snow, and Greg has stocked up on "supplies" :)

Moxy Jane said...

A very Hoppy New Year to you (on this, the 9th day of 2011!!!).

I love your card! And yes, I agree that it's the pictures with the silly faces that will be the most treasured years from now.