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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays!

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week we had snow in the Mojave Desert. It was such a nice feeling that really made the holidays a bit more special. I started making gingerbread cookies after I hand made all the tree ornaments with my mother-in-law several weeks ago. This weekend it's time to create the gingerbread house.

When my daughter was small we always used to watch the snow falling then go outside to shovel and make snowmen and snow angels. Not far from our home was a golf course where the neighborhood kids would sled ride. The snow was waist high back then. The best part was making the cookies, drinking hot chocolate and decorating the house.

The smell from the pies,and cookies would last for days. The fresh scent of pine was the final touch.

Christmas Day was always my favorite. Opening up the presents, going to church and having the family for dinner. After Christmas we would take the train in to NYC to see the tree in Rockefeller Center while all the people were skating in the rink below. It really brings the spirit of Christmas out in everyone.

I'd love to hear some of your favorite memories. Until then Have a safe and joyous holiday. And to all my Jewish family and friends...have a Happy Hanukkah!

AP Miller


AJ Llewellyn said...

Hi Patti, I flew out of LAX early Friday morning and there was a near riot over at Soutwest Airlines with so many flights grounded due to inclement weather. I felt so fortunate to be flying to balmy Waikiki. I would love to see that snow in Vegas though! Be safe and have a wonderful holiday season!

AP Miller said...

Thanks hunnybun,

You have a fun trip in the sun out there. One of these days Andrew and I will get to take a vacation there. The snow was awesome...first snowfall in the desert in 30 years! My daughter called me from back east and said we made national news...then I noticed we made worldwide news!

It was incredible.



Stephani Hecht said...

It must have been such a shock to see snow in the desert. Is it still there?

Lynn Crain said...

I love snow in the desert. It makes the place seem new and everything is always so clear and clean.

And yeah, those holiday memories are always so very, very special!


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