We are in a snow paradise but more on that in a bit. Right now I want to address any momma’s out there who may have felt offput by the gifts I made my children on Saint Nick instead of keeping it simple with candies or fruit. Keeping it simple is definitely the way to go and I do, it’s just that I don’t post those moments often thinking they will be of no interest to anyone.
We do not buy many things during the year. Our children get one store bought gift and two momma made ones in Christmas and we do not decorate or do much until Christmas week so I tend to make a bigger deal about Saint Nicholas day. I know I do not have to justify what I do here in my home to you but please know that whatever you do for your family, whether big or small, it is enough. Honestly, I love making things, and they are my favorite recipients.
So back to the snow. My goodness do we have some. It has snowed now for another 24 hours after these pictures were taken and oh by golly is it white out there. I am keeping positive with so little light around inside or out, that usually depresses me as I need sunlight, lots. I have found that forcing myself to go out no matter how cold, is the ticket. I spent about 2 hours outside with the kids yesterday and it was breathtakingly beautiful. I never realized how big this land of ours is until it was covered with this big white blanket.
We have had to keep a few of us inside, JP and Matthew have runny noses. It has been hard to have fun outside, knowing that they want to join us. We are taking turns spending time with them inside. I hope we are all back outside together very soon.
I have also discovered what mudrooms are for and why there aren’t any in Florida. I find myself saying things like “close the door” and “take off those boots” and of course “get your coats on please”. Things I have never really said much as a momma. New things, exciting, toe numbing and fun. Actually, I only came inside yesterday because I do not have proper boots for snow, really they are more rain boots than anything, and also because I over layered and then threw on my down filled coat and I will repeat again to anyone who does not believe me, if you want to be warm, layer silks and wools. Oh my toasty. Note to self, less layers next time and yes I hope there will be many, many more next times.