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…

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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.

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apples and apples and apples oh my.

Crazy to think just one year ago our apple lovin’ girl was just a small baby in cute beanie hat. And her brother? He was just waiting for his two front teeth to come in!

Now look at them! Amazing how a year can change our children so much.

I know I have said this already before, but I will say it again because I think it’s just adorable that Olive is obsessed with apples (or “bapples” as she calls them).

Yep one in each hand, this is how she rolls.

The apples here are starting to turn so now she examines all of their brown specks.

(Olive’s arm warmers courtesy of Crawler Covers) We LOVE them so much!

(Booties courtesy of Ball Hank n’ Skein) Super warm and we love that we got to choose the colors!!

When she doesn’t have her heart set on apples she’s a baby on a mission to find her brother.

So we can play peek-a-boo!!

I love that Brandon uses his turtle fur neck warmer as a hat, hehe.

Happy Monday.

Fall Foliage and change

Stepping out of the house the air is crisper.

The apples on our trees are falling.

More days call for hats and sweaters.

The leaves on the ground are crunchy and the ones still intact are as vibrant and colorful as ever.

It’s an absolutely beautiful time of year here in northern Vermont. I love the fall foliage season. Reds, oranges, and yellows look as though they were painted on trees and all i can think of is how beautiful this would all look on canvas.

The anticipation to decorate for Halloween with the kids, the pumpkin carving traditions, the warm apple pies to be had, then there is Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to too. A bunch of new memories to make with our family.

We are looking forward to it all, but for now we will soak up what we can of this fall foliage before it’s gone. A  memory.  One I had the pleasure of capturing for our children.