Well, they have been predicting snow for Christmas Eve all week, but I know better than to believe them. Weather in the Midwest is extremely unpredictable and each year we are told there is a chance of a white Christmas, only to be told on the 23rd that the storm will pass us by. I refused to get my hopes up this year. Well, it is now Christmas Eve and we are still in a Winter Storm Warning until tomorrow night — so it looks like Christmas 2009 will indeed be a dream come true for me! I think we are supposed to have about 3-4 inches of snow in my local area, which is enough to cover the ground, but not too much to cause major problems. (the picture to the left was actually taken last year — but I am hopeful that the backyard will look like this in a few hours).