Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Blizzard, A Look-Alike, And More News!

Cheese and Crackers! Has it really been two weeks since I posted??? Yikes! I hope I didn't lose all of my followers. Well alot has been going on here at MDB, including the Blizzard of the Century! You may remember hearing about it just before Christmas. The whole East Coast got slammed and here in South Jersey we got a whopping 2 feet!
The picture at the top is my trash can which I moved close to the back door before the storm. It was still snowing at that point.
This was the next day.

The kids had a ball of course and it made for a beautiful Christmas.

It was so bad out that it's the only time I can remember in my life that Church was actually cancelled! Fortunately things cleared up a bit and we were able to go to Christmas Eve Eve Service. Our church started this tradition about three years ago and my family quite enjoys it. We go to church on December 23 for the family candlelight service.

Now this next part of my post is truly amazing and for those of you who have already seen this on BJ's blog, Sweet Nothings, you know what I'm talking about. The day after Christmas I was catching up on my blogging and I came across this picture on BJ's blog of her granddaughter Deeds on Christmas morning.

Isn't she just the cutest thing?
Well, my entire family did a double-triple-quadruple-take upon seeing that picture. Here's why:
This is MY daughter Amy:

Is that not the darndest thing? Of course I showed Amy's picture to BJ on the spot and the two of us had a good laugh over it. So far we've been able to fool just about everyone into thinking that Deeds is Amy, including AMY! I showed it to her and she said "what's that I'm playing with Mommy?" Isn't that a hoot! Even her sister and BFF thought it was her.

My last bit of news is that my home has been chosen to be on the local Christmas House Tour NEXT year! I'm half-excited, half-scared-to-death! Of course I'll be browsing blogland for lots of inspiration and I know you will all be wishing me luck. The downside is that I have to keep my decorations up until Jan. 4th so that the committee can come see my decorating to pick a theme for my home. I will be dying to take them down by that point. Funny thing is, I feel like I JUST put them all up! As usual, the entire Christmas season was a blur. But I'm looking forward to the New Year and everything that HE has in store for me in 2010.
May you all have a wonderful New Year!


Stacey said...

Hi Kim! Snow snow snow..we've had it here in Oklahoma too. Brrr...

The picture of Deeds and your daughter is amazing! I saw it over at BJs. How fun.

How neat that you will be doing the Christmas tour next year. At least you know way in advance. Can't wait to see what you do. :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

We had snow here in Oregon too...not as much though..last year our church had to cancel service because of snow too...Your house looks beautiful...I can see why they picked you. So funny to see the girls looking like twins...

Ashley Pizarro said...

oh my gosh those pictures are identical. That is crazy....but cool at the same time.

I wish it would snow that much here in North Carolina! We had a lot of snow about 20 miles down the road...but nothing where I am! I am super jealous!

WOW I can't wait to hear about how they choose a theme for your house. What a special honor!

Wendy said...

You will do a beautiful job decorating your home for xmas! Can't wait to see what you do!
That picture is amazing! They really do look like twins!

Laura said...

Hi Kim-

I just wanted to say Happy New Year!

That is a crazy bunch of snow- but you have an awesome home to stay warm in.

Congratulations on being chosen for the tour.


All my best,

Queenie said...

Congrats on being chosen for a Christmas Home Tour...that is exciting! That snow is amazing, y'all really got a bunch...sounds like you had a perfect white Christmas, I can't believe how much is on that table outside!

The girls look so much alike that really is amazing, I'd imagine you did take a double take when you saw that...they look like sisters! Precious girls!

I hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year!
Big Hugs,

Country Dreaming said...

Hi--Have fun with the Christmas Tour--Congratulations.
TWINS--kinda scary but neat!
Maybe you'll tell me--where did youget the little white dots floating through your blog. They
remind me of snow.

Happy New Year!


Jeanette said...

I won't tell you about my warm Georgia Christmas but I did tell my husband about that double take. So funny!
Congratulations on being chosen. Happy New Year

southerninspiration said...

wow, girl, congrats on being chosen for the tour!! And I can understand your angst over leaving it all up til then! Mine is boxed up already!!
And that picture of the girls is phenomenally alike!!! Whoa!
Also, wanted to say Happy New year, and I'll look forward to seeing your home on tour next year!!!


Karen said...

Now that's a lot of snow!!

Congratulations on being chosen for next years Christmas tour! I can't wait to hear what the committee has to say and believe it or not I can't wait for next Christmas to see it all unfold again! Only 359 more days to better get to work! :)

Happy New Year!

p.s. I love the pictures of the girls!

Paula said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the tour. That is so exciting!

Have a great New Year's Eve!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh boy! I hope that you'll send us lot's of pictures so we can tour too~

Those pictures are amazing! And they're both just darling.

Happy New Year's

Turley Times said...

How exciting that your house will be featured next year! I bet next Christmas will come before you know it!

You got more snow than we did in Iowa when we had a snowstorm a few weeks ago! We had about 10 inches. Western Iowa just got pummeled with about 20 inches last week, though.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

The snow is beautiful, but please keep it up there! :-) If we had that much here, it would shut the whole city down! How exciting that your home will be on the tour!! Looking forward to seeing how you decorate.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! They DO look alike! How neat is that!

Congrats on being chosen! :)

Dayka said...

Thank YOU for yoursweet comment about MY sweet comment! I was reading your profile, and I love the "domestic engineer" occupation. I also can't believe all of that snow (I love cold weather), and am excited that our house was selected to be on a Christmas tour!!!!! I'm one of the people that attends those things (here, not there, of course!), and I'm always in awe of the people who's homes are always so beautifully decorated. Can't wait to see the photos of next year--thanks for following me!