Monday, December 20, 2010

~Rain Rain and More Rain~

We had so much rain in Modesto over the weekend our old neighborhood storm drains could not work fast enough! You can see the houses along the corners had watter up to their lawns. Of course this is not anything like the floods we read  about in the mid west and east. Our neighbors advised us this happens every year because of the inadequate storm drains.
The lovely house you see belongs to our neighbor and sweet young couple.
 I love the reflections of the trees in the water. 
There was flooding all over the neighborhood, this view is from our front door looking down the street.

You can also see the flooding was down all four way blocks. Being on a corner can be very exciting.

I took this photo from our front door. This is our island planter in the front yard, our flag was blowing in the wind...I should say whipping in the wind.

Aww, I little calmness between storms.. I could actually hear the wind blowing inside the house.

 It was the weekend to stay inside all cuddled up with the ones you love by the fire..and watch T.V. (We have been watching 24 with Jack Bauer) we purchased all 8 seasons and are now watching the final  season..
Gary's Sister Sue and Brother n Law Bruce and My Sister Margo and Brother n law David are both coming to spend a few days with us... it's going to be a slumber party! we will play cards, drink a little (HEHEHE) just a little Christmas cheer.. and tell old stories.

Gary and I would like to wish you all peace in your hearts, joy in your smiles, and your arms wraped around the ones you love!

We'll be taking a week or so off to spend with our family...we also just had two babies born this weekend, two of our nieces just had their babies one on Sat. and the other Sun.. yes one day apart and they are sisters..What a wonderful way to end the year!

God bless you all! and Merry Christmas!


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30 comments:

Vee said...

Congrats on those new family members...now that's what I call kissing cousins.

Have a lot of fun with your families and enjoy Christmas to the fullest.

(Hope that nasty flooding ends, too. Having just had another flooded basement, I'm no fan of that much water.)

Connie said...

I thought you moved closer to your work, honey. Are you still in Modesto or the bay area? Love the photos also. It's snow here, not rain!
xoxo,
Connie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Have a wonderful Chrismtas!!! I am wishing you jingle bells, snowflakes of white and hot chocolate....
xo
Penny

Country Dreaming said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
Enjoy your time with family.
Hopefully the rain will let up soon.


See you in 2011!!!


Melinda

The Green Pea said...

Gary and Elizabeth, more rain is coming this weekend. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
SANDI

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special season of joy! ♥

Sharon Lovejoy said...

and bless you two as well.

I can't believe that Modesto (a town filled with folks I adore) is under water! Not so bad here in San Luis Obispo, but definitely getting to the limit.

My gardens are shouting HURRAH! GIVE US MORE! My worms are in worm heaven too.

Sending love (albeit soggy style)

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

P.S. Don't forget my Tasha Tudor autographed book giveaway!

Lallee said...

That was a good day to stay in, especially by the cozy fire. I hope the neighborhood dries out soon. I think we can get the 24 series on Netflix downloads. I've been thinking about viewing them from the beginning.

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Elizabeth! Sounds like your holidays will be sprinkled with joy and love...the best kind!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!! And I hope your Christmas Day is full of sunshine!!

Love and hugs,
Becky

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
Your home looks so warm and comfy after seeing the wet and windy photos. Staying inside sounds like a wonderful thing to do. Have lots of fun with family and congrats on two new babies! How lovely!
Love and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Catherine Holman said...

Wishing you and your family and the new little "wee" ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Cathie

It's just me... Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas Elizbeth and Gary!! have a super Holiday! hugs, Jennifer

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Merry Christmas Ms. Elizabeth. Hope your weather fairs soon and the sun shines down on you. Thank you for always sharing your thoughtful and kind words with me! Blessings for a beautiful Christmas.

Leny said...

Merry Christmas to you and family!

Hugs,
Leny

ChaChaneen said...

Whew, look at all that water in the street. Kind of makes me nervous just looking at it! ha ha Glad to hear that it didn't rise much more/// like into your beautiful living room!

I'm glad we met in bloggyland and look forward to our rescheduled date in the spring at the Green Pea!

Merry Christmas and Blessings to you and your precious family!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi there! Your home looks so cozy and inviting! A perfect place to spend your first Christmas in your new home.

All the best for a super fun New Year, too!

xo
becky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Trudy said...

Your beautiful home looks very festive. Wishing you, Gary and the family a happy and healthy 2011!

Your train buddies,
Trudy and Oscar

Paula said...

Hi Elizabeth! Hope your Christmas was bright & merry~ that's alot of rain! The photos you took are so pretty. Here we have lot's of snow, oh how I wish it were just rain!
Congrats on two new family members, that had to make Christmas very special:)
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

It's just me... Jennifer said...

Hi Elizabeth and Gary! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family Very Happy New Year!...
hugs, Jennifer

Ann said...

Hope the rain is gone, just watch on news that there is a twister, and I hope it is not where you are,

Came via Marydon,

Happy New Year.

Joy said...

Wow that does look like a lot of rain. You have beautiful christmas decor. Just taking a break from taking mine down. Have a great 2011!

April said...

Question: How did you get your playlist to go on the bottom right hand of your blog? I set up a playlist and posted it to my url, but it posted smackdab in the middle of the site! I couldn't move it! Help!!!

Hope Filled Living said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. Your blog is so sweet. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.
Smiles.
Mary

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FarmHouse Style said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

Happy New Year. I hope the rain has stopped by now.

Rhonda

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

I hope the flooding has dissipated by now Elizabeth! It sounds as if all of Calif is under water! Up here in Central Oregon we had snow, snow, snow and COLD! A happy new year to you both...also just wanted to say you sure have a pretty and comfortable home!
xoxo
Marilyn

Beverly said...

Just popping in to say I hope you and Gary are doing okay. That is a lot of water. We have had our share down here too. I haven't been around as much either since our move, but noticed you hadn't posted in a while. Wishing you many blessings in this New Year.

Toyin O. said...

Hope your weather is better and you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!