Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. Last time I wrote, we had just returned from sunny, hot Jamaica, and now I’m posting pictures of cold, snowy fun. I took a little hiatus from blogging to focus on really living in the moment and being fully present. While I have enjoyed the break, I’ve also missed blogging. It’s our family’s life journal of sorts, and I love going back and reading old posts from years ago (like this little gem I had forgotten about and rediscovered today!!!). I love documenting our life together, and I think it’s important. So, I’m back – probably not terribly often – but more than the past year for sure.
We’ve had a bit of a crazy winter. Yesterday the boys had their seventh day out of school because of inclement weather. They missed five days in February because of ice, but this time we actually got SNOW! We’ve had a great time the past couple of days playing in it and spending some extra time together. We’ve walked through the neighborhood to one of our favorite coffee shops, we played Apples to Apples, we cooked a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon, we’ve built snow forts and had snowball fights, we’ve stayed in our pajamas a lot, we’ve sipped hot chocolate and snuggled under cozy blankets. It, of course, hasn’t been as perfect as that sounds. There are
five six of us living under one roof (another story for another day), so we’ve had our share of grumpy moments. We didn’t ALL go for a walk through the snow like I really wanted us to, and we never got a family picture in the snow because someone stormed back inside before we snapped one. BUT, I’m choosing to savor these unexpected moments together and the good memories we’ve made over the past couple of days…because there are always little moments of grace to be found.
Brad built this shed – which also turned into an office – in our backyard since I took my little blogging break. There’s a whole, long story about it that I’ll share sometime soon!
Of course I took a picture of a bird….haha! This little robin was too cute all fluffed up on his little branch!
And this is our “community cat,” Inky. He is so playful and loved his first snow. And, below, you can see that Rufus liked eating the snow.
When you live in the south and don’t get much snow, it tends to bring out the KID in all of us…