this season


time feels like its melting. as if as soon as you make a snowball, all you have is a puddle in your palm, a soaking mitten. this seems like yesterday, the initial chill. now, our world is frozen. we wear knits around our arms and fur around our necks. keep our heads covered. suddenly its winter. suddenly its christmas.

in this family of two, we are trying especially hard to hold on to each day together. (store snowballs in the freezer.) in the start of the new year, we will be apart for a while. we will be growing and learning as a family, but from a distance, for a short time. thom and i have never been more than 2 days apart, so we will have to learn. i am praying for courage, even as i am filled with peace and excitement.

still, this weekend, there were moments where we had all the time in the world. waking up lazy for breakfast; tea and winter walks; snowballs that didn't melt, but flew and landed, playing, on their target. :)


ps. we saw this movie, and now thom is always singing this silly song.

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Lovely chill :)

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  2. oh how i hope your time apart is short-lived.
    that is hard to do, spence and i were separated for a few weeks
    when we moved to south america. best of luck.

    love your words. love your thoughts.
    your photos.

    i look forward to the day my home in idaho
    is covered in snow - canada looks so lovely!
    always nice to know you can stay warm
    with just a few more layers :)

    xo
    kylie

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  3. These photos are so magical. They really make me long for some snow, sooner rather than later, by now we'd usually have it, it's the end of November after all. I love the way you write, what (& how) you say about time is beautifully put. I hope your time apart will fly, too, and be over shortly.

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  4. so beautiful. time does fly by. i feel like halloween was yesterday. and now thanksgiving is over. also a thrill to read your blog.
    talia

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  5. Your post is so wonderful, and the photos too. I really like your jacket on the first picture.

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  6. Beautiful words and photos. Snow is magical :)

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  7. beautiful photos :), looking forward to snow here in the Czech Rep very much ♥

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  8. I am afraid of the cold but when I see your photo I think the snow can be great

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  9. such a beautiful post. Hasn't this year just passed so quickly and immediately?

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  10. Photos like this make me long for a white Christmas alas Christmas in Australia looks very different <3

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  11. hello. over from Mdmslle.

    your place here exudes intimacy and quality and details. all things i love.

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  12. beautiful story of words and pictures.

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  13. 1. so excited for the start of the new year! ;)

    2. it's crazy how cold it is in winnipeg compared to savannah.

    3. muppet movie! jeff and i can't wait to see it. too busy with school at the moment :(

    xo

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  14. You write so beautifully. Good luck with your time away from one another.

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  15. at least you can enjoy the snow this year, and miss the -40 weather when you can't have any skin exposed :)
    As soon as you come home, you can come and play in the park with Lucy. She will be running after you by then!

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  16. this is so beautiful. love your words + photos.

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  17. Beautiful words. Beautiful photos.

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  18. Your words and these photos....serene yet hopeful.

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  19. ooooh snow!!! hope we have some in ottawa soon!

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  20. These photos are so beautiful. I love the first one, you babe. x

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  21. oh my! xoxoxo soon soon, i promise! xoxoxo

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  22. Lovely photos, even if they are filled with a sense of impending sadness. It will be over before you know it, just like the snow.
    XOXO

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  23. Beautiful snow scenes! Today was the first snow from where i am. it's a lovely thing isn't it?

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  24. just lovely. i must know where you got your toggle coat... i love it.

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  25. Oh, this makes me miss Winnipeg.

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  26. Oh, this makes me miss Winnipeg.

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