Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowed In

I have never in my completely Washingtonian life seen so much snow here.
It has been snowing for 4 days now and we have over a foot of snow outside our door. I know there are a lot of places that see this much snow and more every year but this is very unusual for our area.
I, for one, am enjoying the cozy feeling of snow falling combined with a warm house, needlework, and tree decorating. We did get into town for a few hours yesterday. We picked up a tree, stocked up on food and other supplies, and made a trip out to my mom's house to collect mail. We've spent most of today decorating the tree and reading books while in between these activities doing laundry and cleaning and organizing other parts of our home. Jake spent lots of time out in the snow. We are enoying it while it lasts.

Our first tree in our new house is being adorned with cranberries and popcorn.

Though I'm not sure how things are going to come together for Christmas now (I still have little things to get for finishing touches on gifts) but somehow it all will. It is supposed to snow for the next 3-4 days before (can I say, finally) turning to rain before a little bit more snow around Christmas Day. We may never see a snowfall like this again so, I say, enjoy it!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

Snow has come to the Pacific Northwest! Just in time for school's Winter Break, it has snowed for the past two days so now Jake will get an extra two days of vacation. He's very excited about the 5 inches we got and has been out tromping around in it even though it is only 26 degrees out there and the poor kid has no snow boots or waterproof gloves. I placed an order with Sierra Trading Post for gloves, Smartwool socks, a hat, and some socks for me. We will be more prepared next time!

Our plan to get a tree has been delayed once and, depending on the possible arrival of more snow, could be delayed again.

It is absolutely beautiful, this snowfall.
Snowy Day 12/20/2008

Christmas gifts are being made and hopefully will be ready before Wednesday although I see a late night spent embroidering a doll face in my near future.

That's our update here! I'll be back to fill in with pictures later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fresh Start

Now that I have a few blogs out there that are definitely considered my professional blogs I really am feeling the need to create something that is mine. A creative space with no goal in mind other than to record and capture this amazing yet simple gift of life.

I'll start with the realization (this is not news, by the way) that I am an incredibly lucky person. I would nearly use the word spoiled but that conjures up some very negative thoughts for me. But truly, I am blessed beyond belief in ways that I never imagined. My family is a constant joy to me and I hope that I reflect that back to them and build them up as they build me up.

I thrive in change and growth. Now that Fall is here I should probably be turning inward like hibernation but instead I cannot still my mind and my actions. There are many things out there for me right now that I am excited to seize and revel in.