All Balls

All Balls


In Texas, howver, it is rare - and more often comes in the form of

sheets of ice that cause havoc on it's people. We don't know how to

drive in it, when forecasted, we go to the store and stockpile

food/water to last at the minimum - a month !

Nonetheless.....Christmas and winter mean snow. I am hoping when

we visit Corey to ring in the new year - it will be snowing....

I collect snowmen and love to display them during the holidays. I

might even leave them up thru January....

So I wanted to know where the first snowman came from and

according to the Wiki - this is what it says..

From Wikipedia ( View original Wikipedia Article ) Last modified on 2 December 2012, at 12:55  

This article is about the sculptures made of snow. For other uses, see Snowman (disambiguation).

A three-ball Snowman with tree branch arms

A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. They are customarily built as part of a family project in celebration of winter. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen. Because a snowman is situation-specific, it is a good example of popular installation art.
Typical snowmen feature three large snowballs, and some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as hat or scarf may even be included. Low-cost and availability are an issue, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen.

These are my snow people......

Front door......

One of my new ones this year -
in honor of my grand girls

- Jaycee and Annabelle

And of course, I couldn't pass this one up
(actually Wheatie found him)

So here is hoping you get lots and lots of snow !!

Merry Christmas Ya'll !!


It is freakin’ December  and yet this past weekend it was 85 degrees!! But spite that – we made our first Christmas Party. Sasha and Jerry actually met at our house – about 7 years ago – and since have married and have the cutest little boy, Rylan!! They hosted the party and the theme was that you had to dress as a character from your favorite Christmas movie!! Now me, I love all Christmas movies – but decided on the Christmas Story. I love that lamp in the movie – so I went as the lamp and Wheatie was my box!!

There was quiet the variety and no duplicates.....We had Christmas Vacation, ELF, Scrooge, Rudolph, a snowman, bad Santa, Santa's elves. Then we had those that didn't dress up at ALL - BAH HUMBUG!!

I will just let you gander at the pics.......
Our Host

and Hostess

Cousin Eddy

Bad Santa and his Snowball

Rudolph (missing her nose)

Scrooge - before and after


Buddy watching Buddy
One of the prettier elves

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy

We also had Kathryn (Cousin Eddy's wife) and Linus - see below
- those that didn't dress up
- didn't get to be in the picture!!
That'll show you!!

We took home 4th place with a nice little prize

And this is what happens when
Buddy drinks to much eggnog!!
Don't ask.....