Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Romantic Interlude with Snow

From my phone, cemetery across the street from the hotel

My son John was married on December 4th. to a lovely woman Arlette.  We flew to Chicago for the weekend and witnessed a beautiful wedding, which filled me with tears and happiness.

It was cold, just below freezing.  Not 1° like it is today, but just cold enough for flakes of snow.

Bare trees, as we never see them in desert California


By the time we returned to the hotel after the wedding, big flakes of wet snow were falling heavily.  My granddaughters were with us, and they ran in and out onto the balcony.

Falling snow as seen through my phone, with streetlight below




It was an amazing day.  We are blessed.


All is at peace.


This is my last post until after the New Year.  May God bless you all, and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and grant you peace.

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful time in Chicago. Jilda lived there when she was younger and fell in love with the city. We took our niece Samantha up there several years ago and she fell in love with the city too.
    It is cold this time year, that's for sure.

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    1. I didn't realize Chicago's history was so fascinating!

      My son told me that there were 9 in. of snow, but maybe it has melted?

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  2. Sounds like a great time was had indeed. I suppose seeing snow when you never get any would be grand. But when you get a ton, not so much haha

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    1. Weather is all relative. Years ago, in December, there was a family swimming in the Pacific Ocean near us. We asked about the temp., and they said they were from Russia.

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  3. Congratulations to your son!
    Now that is an awesome snowfall.

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    1. It was so beautiful, esp. on the cemetery.

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  4. Congratulations on the new member of your family. May you all have a joyous Christmas.

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  5. Hi Susan - congratulations to John and Arlette ... and what a wonderful series of events to go with their wedding ceremony ... may you all have a peaceful, blissful and happy festive season and then all the best for the New Year .. cheers Hilary

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  6. Congratulations to John and Arlette. And thank you for sharing that beautiful winter wonderland.
    I hope Christmas and the New Year (and all the years to come) are filled with love and laughter.

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    1. We will have a new grandson in January! Next Christmas they will be here, from Switzerland.

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  7. It was an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  8. Another year draws to a close with snowflakes hugging the city of Chicago. Its wonderful to catch memories like these on film to look back on. Have a happy and joyous Christmas Susan with every good wish and my congratulations to the happy couple!

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    1. And a wonderful Christmas to you. We enjoyed snow in its small amount. It was beautiful.

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  9. Many congratulations to John and Arlette.
    Loved seeing all of your snow photo's...

    Wishing you and yours a peaceful and happy Christmas season, and all good wishes for 2017.

    All the best Jan

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    1. As I hear of -0 degrees in Chicago now, I am grateful for that "brief" interlude.

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  10. Beautiful photos. Congratulations to John and Arlette

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    1. We are just now rec'g wedding photos. Makes me happy all over again.

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  11. Congratulations to your son!
    Those are really lovely photos. I like the light and the gentleness in each one.

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    1. Amazing to me, that a phone of these days can capture such beauty.

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  12. Lovely snowy photos. Congratulations to your son! The 4th is my mom's birthday, so it's a good day. :)

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    1. It is my birthday, too!! The wedding was the headliner so I definitely celebrated my own event in our hotel!

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  13. Congratulations to you and your family. And happy new year!

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  14. Lovely pics! Congratulations on your son's marriage! So special! Loved the blessing you included at the end of your post.

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    1. Thank you! Irish blessings say much.

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  15. Brrrr! Looks cold, but beautiful. Congratulations on your son's wedding. And happy new year!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. We Californians are spoiled by our weather. But many of us have roots back in snow country, so we can't forget it.

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  16. Cold and snow..... story of my life but when I lived in Florida for 25 years, I couldn't get away from there fast enough. I suppose you will be back to posting soon. I have recently returned to my blog after an absence. I guess I got tired of the same ole thing so I'm trying something different.
    Congrats on a new daughter and hope your holidays were the best ever
    Love
    Belva

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    1. Next post tells the story. My daughter Mary in Switzerland gave birth to James Alexander a few days ago. We are truly blessed.

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