a snow day. & some favorites

It’s 3:30AM and i hear that distant yet familiar sound..the sound of a scraping blade coming up the road to plow snow, the house does a little jig as it rumbles by. Really I should be sleeping but instead i pull the covers back and get out of my cozy spot to peek out the window. Since our Keurig is broke and we are stuck waiting a few days for our replacement this means no early morning coffee for me, instead I tiptoe downstairs to warm some milk for hot chocolate. more later… It’s now almost 1PM and we got 8+” of snow and it’s still coming down. Lots of heavy wet snow. Dangerous roads. The morning commute home for my husband was 2 1/2 hours!  Not fun for anyone. I did get out to snap some photos with the camera on my phone. Our snow covered picnic table. Snowman measuring stick- made by my husband a few years ago.  He’s crafty. Snow covered bird feeder.

Of course we prefer to be on this side of the window on snow days.

Sipping cocoa under warm blankets, watching movies, having popcorn, playing games,  and all of the goodness winter brings…


Some of my favorite photos from this week.

The much anticipated  return of  tights.

Having her very own blueberry muffin.

Brandon playing a little Sonic.

Sunlight shining in on our girl.

Car rides.

Happy Wednesday. Enjoy your day and give thanks.

thanksgiving. birthday memories. photos.

Eight years ago, but i still remember it like it was yesterday.

Brandon arrived eight days earlier than anticipated.

It was the day before Thanksgiving and you can bet we had a ton to be thankful for, our little family of three at the time.

We spent Thanksgiving in the hospital that year and it was so wonderful just to be there with my husband, looking down into the plastic carrier at our little baby sleeping and thinking how lucky we were to be new parents.  I was, and still am,  so thankful for life, thankful for this day and all of those to come and eight years ago just praying we would do right with this little guy. Eight years later and that little baby has turned out to be such a kind spirited, light hearted,  but confident child. An awesome, amazing boy and we are so proud to be his parents.

A look back at Brandon…

Brandon, we love you so much. Happy Birthday! xoxo Mama, Daddy & O




Happy Holidays to you and you and you…

a dusting of snowfall. behind the scenes.

A behind the scenes look at our photo shoot for The Pink Llama Shop yesterday!

It’s 11am and Olive just fell asleep. A touch of fresh air and playing in the dusting of snowfall we got overnight was all it too to make our girl tired. I should really be taking advantage of this and nap myself because this cold I’ve had for over two weeks now is very draining, but here I am blogging a draft instead for tonight because well…

I’m so excited to share some new pictures I took today! And I’m not the only one, as you can see!

Really Olive in her pixie hats just melt my heart, add a bit of snow to that and a cute pink nose and there you have it- a perfect picture.

(Olive investigating a pine cone for the first time)

It was a pretty chilly day here in Vermont but we rocked it out, because when you live in the north east that’s all you can do.


And we all know what comes next…

Inside for some hot chocolate, cuddling and all of the comforts of home.


Olive is cutting a few more teeth which I believe is why she has been a little irritable these last few days. While I was getting her ready for bed tonight I noticed them poking through.

She and Brandon are watching an old classic this evening, Corduroy Bear.

Happy Friday.

(Olive spotted Brandon’s bus this afternoon and got the biggest smile on her face- she screamed ‘the buh, the buh’ half laughing and half crying because she was so happy to see him!)