Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snowfall


The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.
You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different,
and if this is not enchantment 
then where is it to be found?
~ J.B. Priestley 






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Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice Celebration


Today is the official start to the winter season.  We awoke this morning to the dropping of temperatures and a promise of snow.  Not long after we began our day did the first snowflake fall from the sky ~ the perfect way to welcome the coming season.  As we busied ourselves with preparations for the upcoming holiday, the snow continued to fall and the flakes only seemed to get bigger and bigger.

By nightfall, we had a soft blanket of snow covering the grass with no indication of the snow ceasing in the near future.  Lucky for us, we were toasty warm inside as dinner simmered in the oven.  Before Daddy came home, we set the table with the tin can lanterns that they had constructed only days earlier and rushed to the freezer to remove the star-shaped peanut butter cookies that we baked this Sunday ~ special for the occasion.



lanterns, tin cans

Lanterns, star cookies
  

Not only did we arrange to be seated around a tabletop glowing with candles, but we also planned for a bit of outside ambiance as well, with our ice lanterns that made together just yesterday. They were lovely nestled in a thin layer of snow right outside our patio doors.  



ice lanterns, cranberries



A quiet dinner surrounded by the flickering glimmer of candles and the soft flakes swirling all around outside was just what we needed to look towards this new season in our lives.  



solstice, dinner



We ended the evening with a few stories read by candlelight by the Christmas tree, as we breathed in the crisp pine smell and delighted in the twinkling of colorful lights.  We look forward to all this season has to offer in the coming months, and relish in the time we have to enjoy it as a family.





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Monday, December 17, 2012

All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter



As the cold weather quickly approaches and the possibility of snow becomes more imminent, Mother Nature is beckoning for us all to slow down, cuddle up with our loved ones, and create winter memories that will keep the family warm throughout the entire season.

One memory that comes to my mind from last winter was Valentine's Day. We all woke up to a lovely blanket of snow on the ground ~ which was a first for Grady.  He was in awe as he pressed his little nose to the window observing how nature had changed overnight.  It's amazing how just a little bit of snow can make the world glisten.








With the new year approaching, and the Winter Solstice only days away, we are hoping to take the time to appreciate all that the winter has to offer whether we are indoors or outside.  As we look for new ways to enjoy this season as a family, we are excited to see and read about how your family celebrates in our All Year Round Blog Carnival for Winter.  


So now, my co-hosts and I invite you to link up your favorite posts relating to the winter.  Have you baked anything yummy for the upcoming holidays? Worked together to make a craft? Found a book that beautifully describes the winter weather that you may be in store for?  Any activity, recipe, craft, game, project, story, or artwork that has the hint of winter speckled through it, is welcome.  Please remember to link to the URL of your post, and not to your homepage.  

If you would like to grab a button, you can do so here or if you are interested in co-hosting and finding our more about the All Year Round Carnival, visit this page. I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone had been working on during the winter months and hoping to find a few fresh ideas try out with the family! Please, join my co-hosts and myself in celebrating this new season!

Carnival co-hosts: 
sunnydaytodaymamaMama SmilesWinding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like SunshineHome Baked,
Connecting Family & SeoulAll Things BeautifulLike Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla MomLittle Homeschool BlessingsSimple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Littlejabberwocky



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