Thursday, December 24, 2009


Merry Christmas my new friends. What a year this has been! I am so thankful that I discovered blogging and have "met" so many wonderful gals from all over the world. I've never known anything quite like this before. I wish I could just meet each and every one of you. Now I have to share our miracle... Last evening the merchants in town were given free passes to dinner and the comedy club at the Historic Holly Hotel (which is very beautiful). We all rushed home to get "prettied" up and make it there on time. The whole thing was very festive and we all laughed until it hurt. When my husband and I arrived home we had a text message from our daughter in Oregon that her husband's plane had crashed into a mountain in Idaho. He does thermo photography from a plane and is a very accomplished pilot. There were search parties out looking for him and word finally came that they had found the wreckage and the rescue workers may not be able to get to him until the next morning. Well, they went as far as they could with snowmobiles and climbed the rest of the way to find him alive! The crash had blown out all of the windows and doors and he was perched on a mountain ledge for over 3 hours with temperatures at 13 degrees. They got him out, strapped him to a backboard and got him down the mountain. Again, word came that he was alive and in good spirits, but no other information was available. Sometime in the early morning hours, we finally got a phone call that he had been treated for hypo thermia, but nothing else was the matter - not even one broken bone. Tonight he is flying home on a commercial plane to be with his family for this Christmas Eve. A guardian angel was definately on his shoulder and God heard our prayers. Do you believe in miracles?
So tonight we have the lights turned low, the eggnog chilling and doing all the things you do to prepare for the holiday. Tomorrow we will go pick up my Dad at the nursing home and take him to my daughter's home for a beautiful Christmas dinner.
This is truly the time to count our blessings and we have many on this Christmas Eve. I hope you and yours are all snuggled in with your families and enjoy every minute of the magic.
Merry Christmas my dear friends!
Until next time...


  1. Dawn...after your story anyone who DIDN'T believe in miracles must by now! What a wonderful Christmas blessing for your whole family (and your son-in-law's, of course) Have a wonderful holiday---God Bless!


  2. OH DAWN!! DH and I are just now finished cleaning up from our Swedish Christmas Eve and I just sat down to relax and I am so glad I read this first!! I have goosebumps after reading this!!I am so happy for your family that you SIL is OK!! What a miracle indeed!
    warm hugs, Linda

  3. Wow what a story! I'm so glad it had a happy ending!

    Merry Christmas to you and your fine family Dawn!


  4. I believe in miracles. We've had three of our own. So, glad to here all is well. Have a blessed Christmas and hope the New Year brings many more everyday miracles.
    Merry Christmas,
    Laurie :)

  5. YES............I BELIEVE!
    Merry Christmas, Dawn...may you continue to be blessed!

    ~Always Believe~

  6. Oh My Gosh Dawn what a frightening message. I do believe in miracles and this was one. I'm so happy things are positive and that your daughter and you all will have a wonderful Christmas.
    Bless you all.
    Hugs, karen

  7. Oh what a wonderful post to read ! I believe in miracles and your family sure recieved a wonderful one !
    Merry Christmas

  8. You did experience a wonderful Christmas miracle!! God is good.

  9. Truly a miracle! Hope you ALL have a wonderful Christmas! Love the shot of your molds! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Praise the Lord!!! Merry Christmas!! Dianntha

  11. Dawn, Anyone who did not believe, certainly does now. Glad that your SIL is fine and back in the arms of his family. Take Care.

  12. Praise God your son in law is fine and back home with his family! A wonderful Christmas gift!!

  13. that story made my hair on my arms stand glad he was ok and yes i do believe in miracle's...god had his arms wrapped around that plane...hope you have a wonderful time with your family...

  14. M*I*R*A*C*L*E*S gotta love them!!! XOXO Judy