Friday, January 30, 2015

{This Moment} To The Mountain

{This Moment} - A Soule Mama Friday ritual. A single  photo - no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments section for all to find and see. We wish you a fun-filled weekend! xo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Writing

A little peek at some of the writing and illustrations Grace has done during morning lessons. We'vebeen talking about different ways time passes (days, months, years, seasons, hours, minutes seconds) and these verses -and her beautiful pictures-  fit in beautifully. xo

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scenes From Our Snowy Day

We woke this morning to a gorgeous snow covered world! The prediction of two to three feet was clearly correct as we easily had over twenty-four inches when we first woke (it's closer to- or even over- thirty-six as I type this). Cranberry Christmas Cake was made (we never did get to it at Christmastime, but today, in all it's snowy goodness, seemed as good a time as any) followed immediately by breakfast. Dave then headed outside to begin the long task of snow removal. Thank goodness for the lovely new, much larger snowblower. It was certainly up to the task required of it today! Birds were watched and charted (an idea that Grace came up with all on her own) and bird songs were listened to. Hot chocolate and cranberry cake were had when papa returned from outside, and before the girls suited up to head to venture out. I joined them to capture a few pictures but only lasted for about five minutes (as opposed to their thirty) before I came in. For now we're tucked cozily inside enjoying a mellow afternoon. Snow Cream has been requested for tonight's dessert and I'm thinking that some Sugar on Snow may have to be tried in the next day or so, too. xo

Monday, January 26, 2015

Finished Products

 This past Friday we stopped by PYOP Studio to pick up the finished mugs that the girls painted at their first Girl Scout meeting of 2015. We we couldn't wait to see how they came out, and goodness are they gorgeous! 
We definitely need to have Grace paint three more mugs- one of this tree in each season. 
What a lovely set that would make!
 Emma's mug of our family is so very sweet. 
And I just adore that she painted the inside too!  xo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Sunday Afternoon Tea Party

An afternoon of crafting and chatting is the perfect way to spend a Sunday! And, as an added bonus, the tea cups were our party favors! xo

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Snowy Saturday

 We woke this morning to a gorgeous snow covered world! The girls headed out into the wintry goodness as soon as they finished breakfast, and they remained out there until well past our usual lunch time. With how long we waited for this snow I'm not surprised they were out there for such a long stretch. They returned inside only when it started rain and their tummies started to rumble. They were blissfully happy for the much wished for snow and also to discover chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven. A perfect winter day, indeed. xo