Monday, December 19, 2011

Let It Snow!

All it took was a light dusting of snow for me to get excited about the holidays (that and the arrival of my two older children two days later - my true Christmas gift)! Yes, colorful Mont des Arts with the town hall spire in the background (photo 1) was stunning to see just after Thanksgiving, and watching the Saint Nicolas procession (photo 2) was quite entertaining in early December, and the Electrabel Nights at the Grand Place (photo 3) featuring new technologies and special illuminations was exciting a week later, and the Christmas Market's ferris wheel (photo 4) next to approximately 250 chalets (selling anything and everything christmassy) and an ice rink made for a fun day, and my purchase (photo 5) at said Christmas Market was special since I buy each child one new ornament every year... but it was a little snow on our patio furniture (photo 6) that had this California girl shrieking, "It's snowing, it's snowing!". Mind you it's only the 4th or 5th time I'd seen snow fall from the sky so that may have had something to do with it...


  1. Janice, I know just how you feel! Our first December here in NC it snowed and as a fellow California girl who can count the number of times I had seen snow fall on one hand I know I shrieked with delight just like you.

    I'm so glad the 5 of you are all together and I'm sure it will be a Christmas never to be forgotten. Your photos are amazing as always. I especially love the one of the santa ornament, I used to collect santa ornaments and they remain my favorites!

    Love to you and Mourad and Sofia and Adam and Zachary. Please send hugs all around.

    Merry Merry Christmas and all of my good wishes for an amazing 2012!.

    Squishes, Rachel

  2. How we miss you!

    I am planning to come see you in February!