Jan 15, 2017

Snow for Days

It's no surprise to anyone in New England when the snow starts to fall with regularity during the winter, but for my California born and raised heart, it always provides some excitement when we get our first snowfall of the year.  However, it's only mid January and we've already had our fair share of snow days this winter.  I've already begun to dream of Spring days so it could be a really long few months.

There are so many things I love about the snow.  Watching it fall from the comfort and warmth of my home with a cup of coffee in hand, the quietness and peacefulness that seems to come with falling snow, the blanket of white that covers everything, and it's quite possible that there is nothing more adorable than my girls in pom bonnets, scarves, and fur hoods.

However, there is SO MUCH WORK involved with snow.  Shoveling driveways and walk ways, scraping ice off of windshields, and spending an INSANE amount of time both rounding up all of the layers of clothing my girls need to go outside (it's seriously like a game of Where's Waldo?) and then actually putting it all on them and having them keep their hats, gloves, and scarves on before we actually walk out the door.  It's like a workout!  And then it never fails that we are only out in the snow for all of 15 minutes before someone is cold, hungry, or needs to pee.  Every time.  No joke.

But, I know I will miss it when we don't live in a place where it snows regularly and I know that my kids are really going to miss it.  Ryan doesn't know anything other than snow in the winter time which is so strange to me but it's true!  She looks forward to sledding and building "Olafs" in the backyard and she could probably spend way more time out in the snow than any of us.

Pom Bonnets | Knit Scarves | Hunter Boots | Khaki Jacket | Green Jacket Sold Out Similar Here | Letter Mug | "Magical" Shirt | Letter Board
We have been getting a little break in the snow this past week which I am so thankful for and a couple days of low 50's caused much of the existing snow to melt.  And on top of that, we are heading to California for a much needed vacation during the first week of February and are so looking forward to the WARM 50 and 60 degree weather they've been getting.  I hope everyone has had a great weekend!  Josh starts nights again this week which is never my favorite so we are counting down the days until they are done!

Jan 9, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

I hope everyone had a relatively exciting yet safe New Year!  I feel like we are still coming out of the post Christmas fog and we haven't really done much in the last couple of weeks.  We've been getting tons of snow here in New England and with that comes the feeling that we should just sit around in our pajamas all day, drink coffee, and watch the snow fall (me, not the kids!) Despite the Massachusetts winter setting in, Josh and I were able to head out to a friends home on New Year's Eve to celebrate sans kids and that in and of itself was exciting.  We didn't stay out much past midnight but we had a great time.  It's nice to interact with only adults every once in awhile!

I wrote out some of my resolutions this year because I find that putting something on paper, even it is as simple as my weekly to-do lists gives at least a 95% better chance of it actually getting accomplished.  Some of my 2017 New Year's "Goals" are:

-Spending Less, Saving More
-A more regularly exercise routine
-Grow my Etsy shop
-Get more involved at our church
-Post to my blog regularly!
-Actively pursue my design/home decor passion
-More meal planning/try new recipes
How did you spend your New Years?  Did you make any resolutions/goals?  Do you write them down?  Here's to 2017! May it be one of the very best years yet!