Happy New Year my Friends!

(Please forgive my belated holiday recap.) The forecast called for the snow to begin around 5pm on Dec25, and no meteorologist wanted to make anything more than a vague prediction of how much, how long, if it would stick, etc. So imagine my surprise when - after a very late night of our big family celebration, and 40 degree temp still at 1am - my sleepy, stuffy headed self awoke just before 10:00, threw open the drape, and saw 3 inches of snow had already fallen. I woke my Mr. Cheese with the oh-so-ladylike "Holy s**t!" Truly stunned, we dressed as quickly as possible and ran outside to soak in the joy of the white stuff. You see, this was our very first white Christmas, and one of the best presents ever!

Before heading over to my mother-in-law's house, we went for a walk on our mile-long pedestrian bridge, from the North Shore to downtown. A pointy chinned snowman greeted us at the foot of the bridge.
The cupola of the building that houses the carousel at Coolidge Park.
The Delta Queen (Now a hotel - I wonder how many guests were aboard?)
Walking the Walnut St. Pedestrian Bridge.
The Hunter (Art) Museum perched atop the bluff overlooking the Tennessee River.
Coolidge Park...as quiet as I've ever seen it.
My mother-in-law's house.
Mother-in-law's pup loving her new doghouse (note how it matches the colors of her Tudor home).
The snowy woods in our back yard.
It's been a busy but fun holiday season for us. My parents are visiting from Tx, Mom is teaching me to sew today, we are attending a party tonight, and we're off to Tellico Plains tomorrow for my girl Jenn's wedding. By the end of next week, we should be back to our regular schedules and I'm looking forward to catching up on blogging, reading, and sleep.

HAPPY NEW YEAR my Lovelies!!! Have fun and be safe!


Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

What beautiful photos. I've been on that bridge several times. :) Your mother in laws house is very pretty.
Mother Nature looked like she was going to bring us lots of snow over Christmas, but it came and went quickly. Didn't break my heart that the snow and ice did not stick around.:)I'm sure we'll get our share soon.:(
Sounds like you are having a wonderful Holiday season. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, happy, joyous, prosperous, and healthy New Year!

Midcenturymadam said...

Beautiful photos! I love the dog house, and the dog. Happy New Year.

Lily Riani said...

beautifully capture as usual. happy new year

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Amy said...

Beautiful photos! The one with the museum on the bluff is especially striking. I hope this new year brings you everything you hope for!

Zootsuitmama said...

Beautiful snow! We haven't had a real one yet this (last?) year. I mean 2010! Happy New Year! Zootsuitmama

Baglady said...

Gorgeous photos (love the grumpy looking pooch).

Happy New Year!

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous Winter wonderland photos!!
Happy New Year to you ~~

xoxo Laura

Beth said...

Glad you were able to enjoy a White Christmas, Marsi! Wishing you & your family a very healthy & happy New Year!

Jacob said...

A beautiful series of photos and it sound like you really enjoyed the white stuff. I could probably enjoy it, too, so long as it didn't stick around too long.

Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful New Year!

Lisa said...

I love your dog and his house! The garland! How cute. Great pics, lady. :)

molly YEH! said...

oh man check out that snow man! i waited to long to make mine and now all the snow is melted :-( and how cute is that pup!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

brrr...stay warm Marsi!!

I shall not show the pic of that charming doghouse...my pugs would be so jealous!! How cute is that!!!

Happy New Year to you!

cassaundra said...

what a beautiful park & awesome dog house!!!

Kitty Stampede said...

awesome photos! it looks like you had a wonderful time. i've been away visiting fams too...so i know what that's all about. still stuffed from all the food and drink..hehehe.

that pug just might be the luckiest pug on the planet...what a pad!!!! too sweet.