Thursday, December 25, 2008

White Christmas Blues

Dear Loved Ones,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This picture was taken on Christmas Eve right out my front door.

Our family planned on heading out to St. Louis for the holidays, and to attend our dear niece Becca's wedding on December 27th. Unless a miracle happens, and all of the blizzard warnings go away in one day, and all of the snow melts on the top of the Continental Divide (our route to the midwest), we will unfortunately not be able to attend. We are deeply saddened about that. Hopefully we will get a video of the event and lots of pictures from family. We will be there in spirit!

Even though I have lived here for 16 years now, I have a hard time believing that I live where it snows every winter. It's definitely not my favorite part about living in Western Colorado; hence my medical and mental case of the White Christmas Blues! (Personally, I like the song "Christmas Island" over "White Christmas" any day! Ha! :)

Well, anyway, the trees look so pretty with snow hanging gently on every branch. The fields expand ever so majestically with dark horses roaming the white. The clouds loom softly and fluffily, low to the earth, as we escape safely indoors. Teenagers can be found near the fireplace drinking something hot and sweet. Parents can be found napping under homemade knitted afghans, or curled up in a recliner watching their favorite show.

Now I know why the Psalmist wrote, "Be still and know that I am Lord." Psalm 46:10 It does a soul good to relax, rejuvenate, rest, reaffirm. As a matter of fact, it is essential!

We love you all, The Scott Nelsons of Grand Junction


  1. The Nelsons' in St. Louis loss is our gain. Thanks again for spending another wonderful day with us. Merry Christmas to the rest of the Nelson's too.

  2. Wow it's gorgeous! What a pretty country area. Beautiful family too. Mine are all grown up and I have 7 grandkids...phew...I lived in Denver for three years and learned to can there. I loved it. You look does Roberta. Good to hear from you. If you decide to pressure can, just call and I will help in any way i can.