Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Isn't this perfect: A log cabin, a stone fireplace with a roaring fire, a precious dog in front of the fireplace, Christmas tree and Christmas candles, and looking out the window to see gently falling snow...with even a deer in the background. Can you feel the warmth? Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Do you know?

This movie marquee appears in a popular Christmas movie.
"The Bells of St. Mary's" is playing at the movie theatre on Main Street. Do you know what Christmas movie it is? And, the actor who played a key role in this movie also starred in "The Bells of St. Mary's". Do you know the actor's name and role he played?

Do you know?

Do you know the name of the above Christmas movie ?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

On the way to South Dakota we love to stop at Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota! The above are a couple of photos I took when we were recently there. That's my sister Anita in the dark blue jacket (bottom photo) getting us some of Wall Drug's famous 5 cent coffee. Have you had their donuts? They are huge!(and delicious) Can you spot them? The top photo was taken in another room displaying a classic Americana Christmas scene. Wonder how cold it is in Wall tonight? It is -1 degree here in Cedar Rapids and we are under a blizzard warning...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowboarding Anyone?

Here's Matt on a chairlift going up Deer Mountain! This is at Mystic Miner Ski Resort outside of Lead, South Dakota.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh my, scroll down and click on the Daily Pup photo for today - right column of this page! There you'll meet Summit the pup! What a cutie!!! (...but everyday is cute.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No, this is not Cedar Rapids, even though it did snow 4 inches today. It is actually a photo I took the Friday after Thanksgiving of Main Street in Deadwood, South Dakota. It was beautiful! "Silent and soft and slow, descends the snow." ~Longfellow
What a nice time we had! I will try to post more pictures later...

Monday, December 15, 2008

On This Day...

December 15, 1939 - "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew's Grand Theater in Atlanta. The movie starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This is what my sister and I encountered on the car windows when we came out of the coffee house this afternoon. The temperature today went from 55 degrees, to what is now 5 degrees. The wind speed is presently 30mph. Burrrrrrrr, Crazy!And yes, I am back! My sister and I went to South Dakota over Thanksgiving. My son, Matt, flew into Rapid City and joined us! What a great time we had-more about our trip later. Also, I have not posted online since I was without a monitor for a while. But I am now back...cold, but back.