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WELCOME WINTER

22 January 2013

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in the husband's snow boots on day one of the snow finally starting to come down

Today we woke up to zero degrees and a beautiful blanket of untouched snow.  I love how pretty the snow looks when its undisturbed by stomping snow boots and little paw prints.  And then I love being the one to put on those snow boots and stomp through the drifts. Bella felt otherwise about the snow this morning though-- usually she loves running and playing, but with it being a whopping ZERO DEGREES (I am not exaggerating people), after a few steps she stood there visibly shivering and we had to run inside and get her in a warm blanket. She is just too little! 

One the one hand I  love this weather, and Lord knows we need it here in Michigan.  With the water levels being low last year, and no apple crop to speak of we could certainly use the snow so we don't have the same issues this year.  BUT on the other hand, its forcing me to stay inside and get caught up on laundry, which is boring. 

We are waiting on a closing date for the house, and I can't wait to get in there and share pictures of our new home! We are hoping to be in around mid-February and right now its  just a waiting game for the bank to give us the go ahead! Lots of exciting things in the works.... I envy those of you in warmer parts of the country! Sometimes here in Michigan, it feels like things shut down for the winter, and we all go into a sort of hibernation.  There aren't many any brides getting married in the dead of winter and no one really can stand to be outside for more than five minutes at a time so I can't wait for spring and for photo sessions to resume! Until then... I am appreciating the beauty, and the time to cuddle Bella, and nurse my STILL sore throat (three weeks and counting....ugh).  Here are a few photos I got before I looked and saw that Bella was getting ready to succumb to frost bite...


singing: "dashing through the snow....la la la la laaaa.....I can't see...."
beautiful blanket of snow
ice & snow



"mom, can you please stop taking pictures and take me inside? I am only 7 pounds and I am freezing...."


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42 comments:

  1. Love your sweater!! :) We totally hibernate in Minnesota during the winter too. I'm ready for the spring thaw! :)

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  2. While zero degrees sounds disgusting, that snow is absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't mind if you sent a few inches down our way. Stay warm!

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  3. love that sweater of yours -- where is it from? and such pretty photos! enjoy your snowy day! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. cardigan is from forever 21 a few months back-- but there are similar styles available at asos.com & sprightlyso.com

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  4. Such gorgeous pictures! I think snow makes for some of the most beautiful pictures!

    And I adore that sweater you have on - so cute!

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  5. Gorgeous sweater! It looks so peaceful when you wake up to fresh snow and these pictures are great! :) xo
    LIFE AS A WIFE

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  6. FABULOUS sweater! :D Love how the snow looks!!!!!

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  7. p.s. It looks so nice and COLD.. when im sitting here in the Bahamas... sweating ... send some down this way

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  8. It's so beautiful!! I never see snow like that, I live in Mississippi! It's frustrating though for it be so close being cold enough for snow and it's RAINING, not snowing... RAINING! The worst! I'd love to have just one great experience of a beautiful snow fall!

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  9. Gorgeous photos! It looks so cold.

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  10. Gorgeous gorgeous. I always love the first good snowfall. It makes everything so peaceful and beautiful. Although trying to scrape it off your snow in the early morning to get to work is NOT so fun!

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  11. I love the picture with the blanket of snow caption. So,so beautiful! Keep warm chica!

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  12. Poor Bella! SUCH pretty pictures!!!

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  13. absolutely beautiful! and your dog is so cute! looks like she's having fun in the snow!

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  14. LOve the pictures...I couldn't handle zero degrees...I can barely handle 40 degrees hahaha!! LOVE your sweater!!

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  15. love your pictures! it is seriously freezing in the mitten, im totally hibernating the rest of the week until we get last weeks weather back lol

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  16. Sometimes I wish my city would get more blankets of snow like that...but then I'd probably turn into a poor shivering Bella:-) It's so beautiful though! xoxo

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    1. haha aww...I am the same way! I am only out there long enough to snap a few photos! :)

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  17. what beautiful pictures! can you tell me what lens you were using?

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    1. hi ragan! yes, I was using a 50mm f/1.4 here with ISO at 200, aperture at 2.5 and the shutter speed bumped up a bit ;)

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  18. My husband and I were just talking about how Winters haven't been very cold in recent years, and apparently mother nature heard our complaint. I cannot believe how bitter cold it is out there! My dogs are driving me crazy indoors because they can't really spend more than a few minutes outside.

    Stay warm with your sweet little family!

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  19. from south dakota and yesterday was -31...yes you read that correct! well actually it was -10 but with the windchill -31...we are blessed to have the 4 seasons but warmer climates are very tempting on days like that! you also make winter look beautiful and perfect!

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    1. wow! that is insane! STAY WARM AND SAFE!!!!!!!

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  20. How gorgeous!!!!! I'm officially jealous!

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  21. You're making me really miss Michigan! I normally don't miss the snow and chilly temps, but you're so right there is something SO peaceful with untouched snow

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  22. Love the picture with the sun in it! And your sweater as well. Where is that from?

    Also, are you going to post a February printable calendar? I love my January one but my work desk is ready for February already!

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    1. Hey cassie, yes I am , working on it today! It will be up on January 31st!

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  23. SO pretty! It wasn't quite as gorgeous on the east side, but my husband got a "cold day" off of school. My district, however, did not (shaking fist!).

    I'm like the 15th admirer of that sweater though--clue me in on where it's from too. :) :)
    xoxo

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  24. Those pictures look amazing! And that sweater, as you know, is bananas. I want it in my closet like yesterday.

    xoxo,
    samm @ dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  25. Oh, so pretty to look at and makes beautiful pictures, but makes me have a chill just looking at it. :o) I'm with the rest of them, that sweater is sooooo cute! Stay warm and hoping that the house closes soon.

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  26. perfect sweater! and those boots are so cute too! Where is the sweater from?

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    1. thanks, its from forever 21 a few months back, but there are similar ones available at asos.com and sprightlyso.com!

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  27. It is most definitely winter! You take gorgeous photos!

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    1. Thanks Holly, the sun was peeking out which is rare!

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  28. Poor puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful snow! We might be getting an ice storm today, I look forward to the potential pictures tomorrow. ;) xoxo

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    1. oh, stay warm! I hope you get the storm though, they are fun!

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  29. So jealous of all the snow you've been getting!! it's snowed here but not more than an inch :( Booo

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