Dreaming of icicles

With temperatures rising every day here in Miami (80 degrees every day this week), I long for a longer hibernation period.

Even though it is practically summer out there and Lily is more than ready (and asking) to go to the beach, I just can’t get myself there.

I’m not ready to give up sweaters, tights and boots. (even though i think i will have to)

I’m missing frosted windows, snowflakes, gray days, bare trees, snow, cold and the quiet of winter.

I seriously hope we get a few cold weeks before the heat rises full blast.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


One with the trees

Christmas day 2011 was not the usual as far as weather is concerned for West Virginia.

The sky was blue without a cloud in sight, the air was crisp and not freezing, it was perfect for a walk.

After opening all the presents and a big brunch, that is just what we did.

While some napped, we took a long walk to the the meadow.

We walked and walked and once we reached the meadow, Lily just sat down on a fallen tree.

She just sat there with her hands on her lap, quietly. As if she was one with the trees.

Joining Chelsey in this week’s challenge: winter.

december 25 2011

A Christmas day walk

Unlike the past two years where it snowed like crazy, this past Christmas day was perfect for a walk in the woods.

Clear blue sky, crisp air….

While some napped during the afternoon, Will, Lily, Hayes, the dogs and I went for a walk.

It’s always one of the great things I miss a lot when I am in Miami.

I feel like my head is still in a Christmas/birthday fog and tomorrow night will be New Year’s Eve.

Are you all ready for 2012? I am and am not all at the same time.

Happy friday everyone!


My snowy birthday

Good morning small stylers!

Yesterday was my 39th birthday.

Will, Lily and I went to Snowshoe for a Tex/Mex lunch and some snow play. (which Lily really enjoyed)

It had snowed in the morning so there was fresh snow and it was a beautiful cold winter afternoon.

Later at home there was a wonderful home cooked meal and a birthday cake baked by Hayes.

It was a great birthday spent with family and friends.

Linking to Morgan for small style.

Lily wears: coat, red fleece dress and ugg boots- hand me downs from cousin adelaide. furry hat- h&m. leg warmers- old navy. tights underneath- kiabi


Eating snow

Lily got to play in the snow a lot last year but, because she is only two, this year it’s like she never saw snow before so it’s like the first time all over again.

That’s one of the wonderful things about having kids, right? You get to experience firsts again and again.

It snowed a bit saturday night so yesterday we took Lily out and let her experience snow again for the first (second) time.

Her favorite part? Eating it!

She kept on dipping her mitten in the snow and putting it in her mouth.

And of course she shared with Lola, Will and I.

P.S.- I’m loving Lily in the hat Will and I got for her at H&M in Portugal last year. I think she looks yummy!


Winter stills

Before the snow covers everything around here, saturday morning I took a walk and took some pictures of a very different landscape to me.

I’m used to seeing this place all green and plush in August or completely covered with snow in December.

As I walked, flurries started to come down. There was nothing but the quiet of winter.

It’s a magical time of year.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, we sure did. I have lots of pictures to share with you.

Happy monday.