Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Bunnies

I'm not a huge fan of the snow (that whole cold AND wet thing kind of ruins it for me) but I do have to admit that when we moved to North Carolina, I missed it.

It's just so beautiful. When I go outside during a snowstorm, there is this silence- this peace- about it that puts me at ease... The air is cleaner, crisper and more fresh during a snow storm- the earth seems to spin a bit more slowly and it makes me look back and reflect upon the things that I cherish most.

This year is our first year to really get Ilyana out in the snow to play, and so far we have had a couple of really fun days... Here's a quick recap for all who are interested.

Sunday 12/14/2008
Out to the park in the snow!

No, dada, I can go by myself!


Ilyana's friend Landon recovering graciously from a fall!

She still loves the swing, even with ice on the bottom freezing her little butt off!

Our snow doggie. Isn't he cute?

Dada joins the Ruggle for a swing.

Thrilled little rugg.

My brave girl.

Giant snowballchunk

Some final spins on the way out...

Saturday, 12/21/2008
Out in the snowstorm!

We went walking down the rail trail and found a nice snowbank to sled on, and the fun began. Well, fun for some... Others were not so keen:

After her first sled down the hill with Dada. Not a big fan of the fluffy white stuff... yet.

This is where she was reaching out to me saying, "Want Momma!" Don't worry, I picked her up as soon as the shot was taken... hehe.

But then she saw Landon having fun...

And Dada having fun...

And she decided the snow wasn't all bad.

She didn't even get too scared when a couple of snowmobiles zipped past us.

After the fun, we slowly made our way home... Past the lit-up wreaths and lampposts...

And back to our lit-up house.


Anonymous said...

So cute but not gonna happen here! Toooo cold!

Love your puppy.

Kyla said...

I'm so jealous! Man, I love the snow.

my blog said...

Looks like fun! I wish we'd get some snow!!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Tabitha Blue said...

Wow, so true and beautiful what you said about being in a snowstorm!! Love the pics as well, too cute!!


The Blonde Duck said...

So cute! Happy New Years!

Aubrey said...

Oh yes, so very pretty but the less, the better! LOL

I love her fluffy purple coat! She looks to cute in it!

Vixen said...

That does look like so much fun! And the dog is adorable too!

I wanted to wish you and yours a very happy New Year!

Mama Dawg said...

That looks like so much fun. But cold!

wendy said...

There is no way to recreate the peace after a fresh blanket of snow falls. Great photos!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Drama queens mum said...

Cute pics. Your new puppy is so cute. We're in for the day cause of the snow.

siteseer said...

I just love that last picture. It's so fun to experience it through the eyes of a child.

Sheila @ Dr said...

I ache for snow. Not really for the freezing cold but just the crisp air and the feel of your warm breath inside a scarf.

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