Friday, December 09, 2011

my grown up winter list

my grown up winter list by kristin~mainemomma
winter list, a photo by kristin~mainemomma on Flickr.

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~ William Blake

my grown up winter list:
  • time cuddled together indoors under a fuzzy blanket
  • mugs of hot chocolate served with buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar for dipping (takes me right back to my childhood)
  • the smell of cloves and cinnamon simmering on my stove top
  • scent of fresh cut pine
  • the warmth and weight of the extra quilt on our bed
  • frosted window panes
  • comfy soft slippers
  • a bulky sweater
  • the rosy cheeks of my little ones when they come in from the cold
  • snowmen
  • sled rides
  • reading
  • candlelight
  • holiday music on our record player
my list goes on and on. when i read my own words it makes me realize there is so much to love about winter. the slowing down, the coming in, the creating of cozy quiet moments. it is not all shoveling and scraping and layering... it is so much more.
join me at Everyday Storytellers today and share your thoughts.
what do you look forward to in wintertime?

happy friday everyone.
we have a busy weekend ahead of breakfast with friends, a school friend birthday party, and a certain special tree to find, cut down, bring home and decorate.


curious girl (lisa) said...

i get such lovely images when i read your list. i can feel the warmth and hear the soft skips of the record player. so beautiful.

Mary said...

I added some additional items to your list over on papercoterie!

Thanks for sharing. I love that picture. Stunning.

Baby By The Sea said...

Wow. Love your grown up list. So much good stuff here.

Miss Monochrome ♥ said...

Lovely words, very beautiful images!
keep blogging because your hitting the right marks!