Winter Wonderland

What is Christmas without snow? Well, growing up in Florida & Texas, I should know! The wonder & magic of Christmas comes regardless of the weather, but there is something so special about a white Christmas. Though I currently don’t live in a place that guarantees a white Christmas, I have been blessed to experience it quite a few times growing up. Whether that was due to traveling or a miracle snow storm in Texas, white Christmases just can’t be beat!

Several years ago, my entire family had the privilege of going to Colorado the week of Christmas. There was a major snowstorm right before we got into town, and there was so much snow…a winter wonderland! We were there the entire week and it did not melt. The snow was up to our knees in some places! We spent the week doing all sorts of winter activities. A few of us went skiing/snowboarding one afternoon. We went sledding a few times. One of our favorite activities as a group was snow tubing. I’ll never forget hearing my brother tell us he heard the worker yell, “Lane one is shut down, a lady just crashed.” That lady was me. Apparently the hill started icing over, and I was the lucky one to go down it at a speed where I couldn’t stop. I hit the tarp at the end and flipped up. I’ve posted a short video below (at the end of this post!) for your laughing pleasure. My family got a kick out of that the rest of the trip. We spent some evenings in our lodge, making delicious dinners and hot chocolate. We made some of our favorite holiday treats and we also went on a polar express train ride! That was mainly for my nephew’s and Colten (HA!), but it ended up being a highlight of the trip for all of us!

Snow covered mountains, all of our family in one place, spending the holiday together was such a sweet time for us. Memories were made that will last a lifetime.

What’s a favorite Christmas memory of yours? Spending a week with my favorite people in a winter wonderland will always be at the top of my list.

Though I’m not experiencing a winter wonderland this Christmas (unless Texas decides to show off!) Colten and I will be spending it with our families, and that is really the second best gift of all. The first being that we are celebrating Jesus, our Messiah & Savior.

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬

I recently made a yummy treat called Winter Wonder Muddy Buddies. It’s a simple recipe and perfect for parties or gifting holiday treats. I’ve attached the recipe here if you’re looking for something simple with a winter wonderland theme!

Whether you’re spending Christmas in an actual winter wonderland or not, I do hope you are able to spend it with those dearest to you, celebrating Jesus. He is the Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! And that is something that tops a winter wonderland any day!

Merry Christmas!