Monday, December 13, 2010

Sometimes, You Just "Go With the Flow"

     This was one of those weekends where we had every moment planned. We were picking up our grandsons on Saturday morning, they were spending the night and we would celebrate Christmas with them. Sunday, we planned to drive them a little over an hour away to celebrate Christmas with my in-laws before returning them to their mother. We also were meeting up with my sister to do some "gift dropping off" and we had tickets for the University of Illinois basketball game, they were a Christmas gift from my son to his dad. Well, nature stepped in.

     Illinois weather yesterday was some of the worst I can remember. The interstates were closed in various places, people were stranded for hours in dropping temperatures and they finally called the road crews in because it was too dangerous for them to be on the roads. The grandsons are still here, we have watched Mickey Mouse (the current fav) videos to the point of insanity, my son is staying here when he isn't working so he can spend time with his boys, the house is a total wreck and we have loved every minute! The plan is to take them home this afternoon, see the in-laws, meet with my sister and get back home before dark. Of course there will have to be a lot of road clearing before that is possible and our temperatures are below zero. Ugh.

     There is nothing quite like having a 2-year-old and an almost 4-year-old in the house to remind us of what Christmas is all about. Grandpa playing trains on the floor while Grandma is baking cookies, the excitement when they saw "their tree" with all of the Mickey Mouse wrapped gifts underneath it, the living room a mess of new toys and wrapping paper and sleepy little kisses goodnight. I do believe that the Blizzard of 2010 is one of the best gifts I could have had this Christmas!


I am joining Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

12 comments:

Donnie said...

Oh that would be lovely. I miss my grandchildren so much while we are snowbirding it here in Florida. My hubby is from Beardstown, Il near Springfield and he remembers those Illinois winters well. Stay warm and safe.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sometimes the most unexpected things turn out to be the best Blessing of all. Enjoy and stay safe. Hugs, Marty

Jo said...

Some of God's Greatest gifts come in the form of unexpected surprises many times. What a blessed gift you received.

xinex said...

Nothing better than to be stranded inside the house with 2 precious little grandsons, Sue. It looks cold out there. Stay warm!...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I LOVE snow! And snow and family at Christmas is soooooo magical. What a wonderful and unexpected surprise!
xo Yvonne

koralee said...

Oh how magical...I can hardly wait for little ones to fill our home again. Your tree is stunning.

Holiday Hugs my friend. xoxox

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sounds like fun and stay safe out there.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry you are having to deal with the bad weather. Sounds like you had a good weekend, despite the change of plans. Stay safe.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mother Nature gave you a lovely Christmas gift this year! I know the bad weather is difficult, but what a gift to have your little grandbabies with you. Such bliss! Mess, but also bliss!!!
Cass

Shellbelle said...

What is it with this weather? Cindy at Applestone Cottage got snowed in with her new granddaughter this weekend also. Sounds like it worked out well for the grandparents and the grands. I need another grandchild!

Cute, extra cute mosaic!

LindyLouMac said...

Sorry to hear you were snowed in but you had fun with your grandsons :)

BrightenedBoy said...

I was about to comment with "that sounds awesome" and then I got to the part where you wrote "and we loved it!"

Somehow I'm jealous of you and your grandsons at the same time.