December 5, 2009


When they call for snow, I never believe it until I see it. They were correct and we did get some snow. I woke up early and peeked out the window to see if it was actually true and could see that wonderful way the light looks different and white all around. When the girls woke up and crawled into our bed, I knew they had not looked out the window. I reached out to pull the curtains open to hear them yell with glee, "It snowed! It snowed!"

The next hour consisted of coffee and a mad rush to find the snow clothes that still fit their growing bodies. When you rarely have snow, it is a huge task to prepare those little bodies for playing in the white stuff. Talk about excitement.

It wasn't that much snow, but any amount for us is just magical. I'm really surprised it happened so early in the season and hope that we have at least one good snow this year. One where we can ride down the road on the slide and the whole town comes to a halt. But for now, this was a wonderful day.

One of the things I love about my neighborhood, the many tall trees that are all around me. I love my tall trees. This is the same view from my studio window that I love so much. I feel like I am in my own castle overlooking the road and the trees.

It wasn't a lot of snow and I was surprised with how much play time the kids got out of it. It was perfect for packing and we made lots of snowballs and snowmen. You could tell instantly as we walked upon it to hear the perfect crunching sound. We rode down the hill several times, warmed up in front of my neighbors fire pit and enjoyed some hot cocoa and Christmas music from the radio.

I love the way the light shines in the house after it snows, the stillness and quiet that comes and the way it looks upon the trees. I feel really blessed today to enjoy this time with the kids. Have a great weekend and stay warm! Off to cozy up in front of the fireplace!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

all the snow looks lovely - THERE.

please, Please, PLEASE, PLEASE keep it there!

Celestial Charms said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely day and photos with us. I love snow, especially when it is not too much.
We never get it here in Central Texas, but I do have fond memories from living up North. Love the wintery blog background you chose. Very cute.

Kerrie said...

The snow is very beautiful but looks really cold-ha! Brings back memories of my home town in central New York State. Kerrie

Jo Archer said...

It looks so lovely. No hope of snow for Christmas in merry England. It's just rain, rain, rain!

Bryanna Lenan said...

Beautiful post. Gorgeous pictures. And your blog looks just gorgeous... I never heard back from you, I do hope all is well. Enjoy the snow. xo Bryanna

Terri Gordon said...

Wow Rhonda, I can't believe you got snow before we did up here. I am so glad that your girls got to enjoy it. I always love snow around Christmas, then it can go away. Ha Ha. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Terri

Terri said...

What is it about a little frozen water that lifts our hearts and lures us to play?
It does it to me too!

Thank you for sharing : )

Carolyn said...

Hey you got some snow !! I`m so jealous !! I love the first fall of it too and walking on the freshly fallen kind , crunching under my feet !
Maybe we`ll get some some soon ..

GO GO GO - team Edward !!!! LOL !!
can i PLEASE have him back - SOON !!

Big hugs across the pond my BBFF

Love ya !

Carolyn said...

You got some snow !! I`m so jealous !! Maybe we`ll get some soon . I do love walking on freshly fallen snow and hearing the crunch sound ..

GO GO GO team Edward !! LOL !!
Can i PLEASE have him back SOON !!

Love ya !