Today, we have family arriving to celebrate the season here in Colorado. It never ceases to amaze me, but if we have people coming to visit this time of year, inevitably we will have a nice dumping of snow just before they arrive. It's almost as though the board of tourism doesn't want "outsiders" to know that we generally have fairly mild winters. Because the image of the state is of snow capped Rockies, I believe many people think that we trudge through feet of snow from November through April, but this really isn't the case (at least most of the time). While the Rocky Mountains do have snow for a good portion of the year, those of us who sit just below often experience a much milder winter (hopefully, I'm not jinxing us by putting this in writing). Even as I type this I'm laughing because it's currently -6F degrees, with about a foot of snow on the ground, but at least the sun is out and shining bright.
giveaway #12 very soon (which, by the way, has no current entries, so if you haven't taken the time to enter, please do so as it ends tomorrow). I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are spending it with loved ones and enjoying the sights and smells of the season. May it be a very bright holiday full of laughter, joy, and the best of memories.