Monday, December 29, 2008

The Snow is Gone

The snow is mostly melted around the house making driving to Forks much easier. There was a little snow mixed in with the rain today and some hail, wind and sunshine. The elk are sensing that the Cullens or their friends are nearby, as we haven't seen them in the fields for several days.

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's still snowing!

Merry day after Christmas! At this minute, it is still snowing in Forks. It is supposed to turn to rain later today and tomorrow, but it is snowing right now!

We took the day off from shoveling snow yesterday, so Edward has been helping the innkeeper shovel the driveway and walkways today. Edward's superior strength and speed make the task go so much quicker! He looks so handsome in his leather jacket, too.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Edward At the Front Window

Edward is at the front window of the Cullen House staring out toward the driveway. He looks really cute in the Santa hat with his smouldering eyes!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elk in the Field

This morning, December 16, it was cold and clear outside and our neighborhood herd of elk were grazing in the farmer's field next door. The Cullens are gone for the holidays, otherwise the herd would not have ventured so close!

We had a fierce wind the last couple of days. It tore down the "Cullen's Night Before Christmas," off of the front porch. We are expecting more winds tonight, so we put the poem back up in the front window. It is protected, but can still be seen and read from the outside. There could be more snow and ice tomorrow. Since school is still in session until Friday, December 19, Bella should be careful in the school parking lot!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Cullen's Night Before Christmas

The Cullen's Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a Cullen was sleeping, except for one mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
But since vampires are sleepless, Santa had to beware.

Alice and Jasper were playing a game.
Emmett and Rosalie took a walk in the rain.
Carlisle and Esme wrapped gifts for the poor,
And Edward sat waiting for Bella to snore.

When deep in the forest, they heard a loud "Thud!"
In a flash Alice knew that the sound was no good.
The Cullen's went running to see what was there.
What they found in the clearing caused them to despair.

Victoria was up to her old tricks again.
Santa had fallen; his sleigh was on end!
Victoria was lunging for the plump, jolly man,
Then Edward appeared to lend him a hand.

He jumped in between Victoria and St. Nick.
The others stepped forward, and she ran off quick.

Carlisle offered to check Santa out,
But Santa just smiled and called with a shout,
"Come Dasher and Dancer, get back to the sleigh.
Christmas Eve's almost over, we must be away."

The Cullen's helped Santa fix his sleigh up just right,
And off they all went into the dark night.
But they heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Thank you dear Cullen's. I'm glad you don't bite!"

~As adapted by~
Susan Brager, Innkeeper @ Miller Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast
(Forks Chamber of Commerce Designated "Cullen House")
Forks, WA