ANOTHER Snow Storm!

ANOTHER Snow Storm!


As I shared two weeks ago, the woman who sold us this house told us we’d only get around one inch of snow per year. Well, for 2022, we’re up to 9 inches now!

Our son, Frank (the one in dental school in Florida), was finally able to come for a late Christmas celebration. Just before Christmas, his girlfriend tested positive for Covid and he opted to stay there to take care of her since he’d had Covid just a couple of month prior. She couldn’t travel to see her family for Christmas so he whipped up a last-minute Christmas for her, including gifts and a delicious turkey Christmas dinner. I was so sad that he wasn’t here for Christmas but I was very proud of him for pulling out all the stops to save Christmas for her.

Last Friday, we picked Frank up from the airport and I gave him a suffocating bear hug because I hadn’t seen him since May. On Saturday, our daughter, son-in-law, and grandbabies arrived. Later that evening, Max (the welder) arrived. Mason was already here. The house was bursting with activity and love!! We’d transformed the office into a second guest room. I just needed to buy an inflatable bed, a small nightstand, sheets, and a comforter.

We had 3 1/2 days of gift-opening, games (the Saran Wrap game and a White Elephant gift exchange), one evening of hilarious laugher at fart prank videos on YouTube, AMAZING meals (two family members are professionally trained chefs) and A SNOWSTORM!!

It actually felt more like Christmas last weekend than it felt like on Christmas. It snowed for 12 hours straight! We had snowball fights and sledding and it was a truly magical weekend! I will forever hold warmly in my heart the wonderful memories that this past weekend created with our loved ones. I’m way behind on my work right now so I will share pictures next week. 🙂

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We’d LOVE to have you join us!! 🙂


Angela Hoy lives on a mountain in North Georgia. She is the publisher of, the President and CEO of and AbuzzPress, and the author of 24 books.

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One Response to "ANOTHER Snow Storm!"

  1. Robert F. Schmidt  January 21, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Dear Angela: Your Xmas sounds wonderful. Am delighted with your snow. Bodes well for blossoms on your peony. Only 90 days to wait. Have high hopes, and looking to forward to a new experience: Peonies as far south as Georgia! Hope you are all healed up and have a great year aahead. Verily, B