Sunday, December 21, 2014

Igloos and the Shortest Day of the Year.

Hi bloggy friends!  Super short post tonight...I have to go to bed, but wanted to share this amazing igloo we built a few days ago as well as our Yule Log we decorated today to celebrate our appreciation of light and the darkest day of the year. 
Hoping you are all enjoying this holiday season. 



Two of my really good friends came over the other day and wanted to build an igloo for the girls.  I've known these two since we were all in Kindergarten together and am so glad we still keep in touch.  We are kindred souls for sure.  One of them lives in Oregon and had been visiting for the holidays so we got out a bottle of wine and build this in just under 3 hours.  Pumpkin Pie LOVED it.  Little Button wouldn't go anywhere near it ;)


Pretending we were celebrating Christmas in the Artic :) 

Later in the week I took a quiet, peaceful walk outside and gathered up some winter greenery and pine cones to add to our Winter Solsitc Yule Log.  Pumpkin Pie found this tiny little bird's nest on the ground (safe to say it was no longer in use) and we added that to our lovely display.


This is the first year that I really talked to the girls about the Winter Solstice the celebration of light and it was fun to have a little candlelight ceremony to acknowledge the "darkest day of the year."

The Winter Solstice is one of my favorite days of the year as it reminds me that the days will be getting longer.  Even though we still have a good 3 months of real winter left here in NY, I look forward to more snowy walks through the woods, more cozy warm drinks, the smell of the wood stove and more beautiful snowfalls to come.
Spring will be here soon enough :)


Happy Winter Solace to you all.  :)
xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Love the igloo, just be careful in it! All of our snow melted a while ago and we have not had any since, which is unusual for Michigan. There is snow forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Your Yule Log is very nice too. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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    1. Thanks Phyllis! Sorry for the delay in responding..I've been incredibly busy this past week:) The igloo was really fun, but has since melted :(

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  2. Ha, what an awesome igloo! We haven't had any snow yet over here, only rain! xo

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    1. Oh wow..do you guys tend to get a lot of snow in Belgium?

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    2. Today we had our first day of snow, and we usually have a snow period in winter, it varies how long it keeps snowing from year to year. It's been a long time since it was a white Christmas though :-).

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    3. Ahh, I see, it's sort of similar here...we usually get a lot more snow in Jan/Feb and even March (and sometimes April!), but it is pretty "hit or miss" with snow on Christmas Day-this year, it was almost completely gone by Christmas morning and it's just been raining ever since!

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  3. Merry Christmas, I will be spending it with my sister and my new niece Ellie ( merry first Christmas my sweet little Ellie).

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well! Hope you had fun with your little niece! :)

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