Sunday, February 9, 2014

just because...

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Reminiscing - February 2011 - Originally posted here… And it seems the same winter scenario applies...


February is here! We have made it halfway through winter! And while it is dumping snow on just about every part of this country, here we are in our Colorado mountains, at 7000-8000 feet, and we have just had only our second real storm of the winter. If you can even call it a storm, barely more than a few inches of snow, when in other years it would not be unusual for us to have at least several feet of snow by now, if not much more.

It leaves me feeling a bit confused, almost like it's no season in particular. However, it is super super freezing quite often, so I guess there is really no doubting it is still winter.

Other days though it's warm enough to go out and pretend that spring might be on it's way soon.

The girls are always up for outdoor adventures, no matter what the season.

This day they set out on a picnic...

Seeking just the right spot, which was beyond the snow on a sunny stone wall...

Waving good-bye to daddy.

Whispering sister secrets?

Smile for mama.

They said they were going to stay outside the whole entire day. But after about 10 minutes they came in. They said they missed me too much and wanted to come be with me :)


This was another day. They were traveling to Wisconsin. On foot, because they don't have a wagon.

They are Caroline and Charles Ingalls.

See Pa's suspenders? He (she) finger-knitted them all by him(her)self.


And now we begin the new month. I guess I don't really have a Brigid or Candlemas post this year. We did have a nice day, perhaps most memorable part being the wonderful Brigid stories we shared together. (Here is my Candlemas post from last year, you see we do so love Brigid...)

I always look forward to these special days in February, we sure can all use some extra joy and fun to help get us through the last long stretch of winter. (I pretend that it won't be too long...)

Hope everyone in the snowy lands finds time to enjoy some nice coziness!


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7 comments:

Lily Boot said...

Oh I adore these photos - how sweet do your little prairie explorers look! I especially love their bonnets. I cannot tell you how much I wish I had a bonnet - but I s'pose I might look a bit twee at my age. Your snow looks magical to me - hope the rest of winter is full of lovely moments.

Amélie said...

Oh! they're so sweet. With lovely bonnets. I definitely must sew some like these... How much they remind me of my childhood, playing "little house" with my sister. Elsa has no sister, but the 10 minutes-all day picnic is exactly the kind of thing she loves. It seems that your daughters had a great time sitting on the sunny wall surrounded bysnow. We've been longing for snow all winter, but this year's been so mild here. Have a beautifull week.

Brenna said...

Your girls look so sweet in their girly bonnets and hefty boots, and the suspenders are awesome. After watching my son's jeans slide down his bottom all winter, I just hooked him up with a couple of pairs of suspenders. He loves them and they actually do keep his pants on.
I hope more snow is on the way for you and for us!

Emily said...

The photos look like they came from a story book. Your little pioneers are adorable...they bring me back to the days when I played "Laura and Mary" with my best for days on end.

Redbeet Mama said...

What a fun post! Here in Philadelphia we have gotten over four feet of snow with another foot on its way. That is four times what we usually get!!!!
We just recently had a Laura Ingalls adventure…and we haven't even celebrated St. Brigid, or made our candles yet! Sigh.

Best, Nicole

Erin said...

What wonderful days!

Ock Du Spock said...

Brr that looks so cold! All that snow. Love their bonnets too!