Monday, December 27, 2010

SNOW! But It's the Sunny South

Welcome Through My Back Door, where there is snow outside. I do have the coffee on so come on in and have a cup. We haven't had a good visit in a while and I am ready for company. NOT!!!This is what you would see if you came Through My Back Door right now.

Not a pretty sight. I have taken all my decorations down and all the faux trees and greenery, as well as some santas have landed in the eating area. It is a true mess. I am waiting on my grandson to help carry them to the barn to store. The rest of the house is fine, but not at all welcoming when you come in the back door. Here is what you would see if you were coming up my driveway.

 Do you see what I mean? This isn't supposed to happen in East Tn, and it's the second snow and we had an ice storm!!!!! Oh well I have to admit it was wonderful waking up to a White Christmas. It is pretty, but enough is enough and we are only five days into winter.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. We certainly did Through My Back Door. We had lots of food and everyone was here except my granddaughter Beth and her husband Ryan. They are doing their residencies in Springfield, Il and both had to work Christmas Day. I told Beth to be extra sweet to her patients that day, that they wanted to be home too. She assured me she would, and I know she was, because she is very sweet all the time. We will have Christmas with them New Years eve.
Here are a few of the people who came Through My Back Door Christmas night. There are a lot of us now and my house is small and sometimes it get a bit loud and chaotic but we have so much fun. One grandson got a guitar and my granddaughters boy friend a drum, so see what I mean?

This baby Mollie Ann and her daddy Clay. She truly is a gift this year.
That is her mommy,her mommys brother Curt, (who is going to get me for this picture) and her cousin Seth. We did not take a lot of posed pictures this year and I didn't get many snapshots, on my camera at least.
This is my beautiful d-i-l Renda with Seth. Seth does Shakespeare and interned in Minn this summer. That is Olivia's head and her boyfriend Will.

These are my two sons. The oldest, Doug, comes every year and helps do
the cooking. The other is Dodd and he is Renda's husband. don't know where Deb was. Oh well! lol(Dodd is going a little heavy with the salt shaker.)
Well that gives you a little idea of  what went on Through My Back Door on Christmas. We have so much fun when we all get together.I'll leave you with a picture of the light of my life, who had been up since 5:30 that morning and had been two other places before he got here. It was okay he wasn't a happy

I really appreciate all the comments on my previous blog, about the Mirror. You know I have discovered that here in blogland we all love God and family first, then decorating. I am honored to be part of the blogging world and for all the new friends I have made. Your comments are appreciated, I read everyone, and to everyone who reads this blog I say  Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I hope you will continue Coming Through My Back Door  where life is good.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas celebration! Your house was filled with love and laughter and the snow was an added bonus!


  2. Looks like a wonderful Holiday was had behind your back door. You are blessed with a beautiful family...I am sure you are aware of that which is a true gift. Wish I lived close enough to come help carry the trees to the barn.
    I have been away from blog land recently but looking forward to catching up.

  3. Betty it was fun to get a glimpse into your festive day! It really is all about family, isn't it??!!

    We are in the middle of an old fashioned blizzard - which means snow with very strong winds and coastal flooding from hig tides. I am 40 miles inland so we just have the winds and snow. My decor is packed away - except for the tree. I'll be doing that today!!

    Have a great week! Hugs!

  4. Betty,
    Thank you for sharing these pics of your special day! What a beautiful family you have! Looks like a good time was had by all! We didn't get a white Christmas and I have to admit all of us are a little bummed. We had a wonderful Christmas despite the lack of the white fluffy stuff! Our decorations will stay up for a while. My husband's parents are coming today for a belated Christmas! We are all looking forward to it! Take care and stay warm! ~Sarah~

  5. Betty~ Looks like you had a great holiday.It's always nice the day after though when you can just breath.Boy you are quick to get the decorations down.I always wait till jan 1st.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Betty it's always a wonderful pleasure to come visit thru your back door! I love reading and hearing all about what you've been into and seeing all the wonderful pics you post! Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and wishing you a very blessed New Year!

  7. My table looks like your Betty!...I've been moving everything to the table and hopefully all put away tomorrow...Grocery shopping prevented me from doing it today...I so miss my growing up years in Middle Tennessee and remember one white Christmas in particular..Stay warm!!!~~hugs,Jen

  8. Hi Betty! Looks like a great time! The snow makes it seem more like Christmas, but after that I'm ready for it to go. We, had a beautiful snow on Christmas Eve and I was glad I didn't have to travel. The kids were all here Christmas afternoon and evening and we had a wonderful time. My decorations are still up and I probably won't take them down till after New Years. I'm usually in a hurry to do so, but this year, I'm actually enjoying them. Probably because I didn't put as much out. Enjoy this weekend with Beth and Ryan. Maybe I should go over to Springfield and hide in their trunk, so I can come along. LOL
    Happy New Year to you!

  9. Betty, what a wonderful Christmas you had - thanks for sharing it with us. I haven't begun putting my decorations away yet - it is too cold for me to want to do anything. I know the rest of the country is getting it much worse, but here in Florida we are not used to it being so cold and I do not have clothes for it. I just want to stay inside and sit by the heater.
    Stay warm,

  10. Hi Betty,
    Looks like you had your family all around which makes for a wonderful Christmas. I too was blessed and we did not take too many pictures, but enjoyed each other very much....and then the blizzard of 2010 hit with a force and a foot of snow. I a not sure when my gardens will be in APP. They came here in Aug, I would guess a summer issue. I can't wait to see them. Looks like my friend Barb of the Gingham Goose is in this issue and that will be a true pleasure.
    Happy New Year, may yours
    be happy and healthy.

  11. Hi Betty.....It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas...Nice family you have and aren't they special? Blessings to you and all of your family..Thank You for stopping by my blog to visit...

  12. Oh I am so glad you found my blog which lead me to you. You have such a beautiful family and home. We have had our share of snow here in Ky too! We still have snow on the ground here in Eastern Ky. Blessings!

  13. Betty
    OH, looks like a wonderful Holiday for you & the family!
    Look at that snow, wow!



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