Thursday, 19 January 2012

We got us some winter!

    About freaking time winter!
Luckily it was Saturday so we got all bundled up and headed to a nearby park for the morning. I don't think I need to tell you I took way too many pictures. 270 to be precise. Once again you may need to take mini-eye breaks every few minutes to prevent eye strain...

The morning light was insanely good...
    Isaac didn't know what to make of it. He was like 'this is great but where's the snow?'
    He got into it though...
    Lucas was digging it too...
    How are those eyes doing...
Check out my new snow boots. They were a necessary purchase as my old boots died on me. When it rained it was like trying to walking in two buckets of water. I heart these toasty babies...
    Even the people without awesome new boots were over excited...
Then we went to feed the ducks. As always when I'm around ducks/animals in general get frisky. It's a strange and worrying gift that I have.

Being stalked to the waters edge...
    Easy now, there's enough of me to go around...
    Yes I noticed you Swanny...
   Then up the hill for a walk in the woods...
    Textures everywhere...
Fallen trees to explore...
    A perfect Saturday morning.

Weather excitement aside, I got the Happy 101 Award from B at opposite of that! Yay Thank you so much B!

Yikes there are rules, I hope I do this right...

Here are the rules:
     1.  Copy the award image into a post.
     2.  List 10 things that make you happy.
     3.  Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
     4.  Put in a link to their blogs.
     5.  Notify the award receivers.
     6.  Recipients should link back to the sender’s blog.

Okay 10 things that make me happy...
  1. My new snow boots ha!!!
  2. Food! And large quantities of it, prawns, brie, strawberries, chocolate...I could go on (I have major fatness in my future clearly)
  3. Taking photos (obviously), I could do it all day long and I often do. To me it hasn't really happened unless I captured it!
  4. I can't get enough of Art books particularly my Art of Pixar books. 
  5. Being at home with my two boys. Who knew I would love it so much. Not me that's for sure.
  6. Girly nights with my friends (with good food of course).
  7. Movie night (again food playing a big part, hmm I'm sensing a pattern...) I have always loved losing myself in a movie. Or a good TV program for that matter. 
  8. Weather extremes (Frost, snow, thunderstorms, fog, heatwave...) 
  9. Blogging. I never knew how much I would love this either. Every nice comment is exciting and I check my blog stats an embarrassing amount. It's given me confidence in who I am and what I find to be beautiful. I've made some lovely friends too.
  10. Walking, bike riding (I can't bring myself to say running, although I do that too at times) just generally being active outside.
10 bloggers who brighten my day (and I wish I could hang out with)...

  1. La Dulce Vida - The Sweet Life  I love Adriana, beautiful photos, beautiful writing, beautiful Lady!
  2. LucidLotusLife Another lovely lady. She makes me laugh, she's honest, she's real. 
  3. Where Have all the Hobos gone? This girl is so funny with words and cartoons.
  4. Snap Dragon Diaries This girl might be my blogging doppelganger. More than once we have posted the same type of pictures and talked about the same thing. Obviously this means I love her and her blog.
  5. The opposite of that Can I give the award back to you B? Probably not but you do brighten my day so there we have it.
  6. Good Random fun This girl followed me from the beginning and I dig her photos and her lovely comments.
  7. Dig this chick  this mamma inspires me with her photos and her life.
  8. our unexpected life the reason I started blogging, love this girl and her adorable son. 
  9. Enjoying the small things I doubt she will see this, she's kind of famous blogging wise, but I love her blog and her posts always brighten my day.
  10. Kaleidoscope Another inspiring blog with amazing photos.  
These are in no particular order btw, I love them all equality but I'm open to bribes...


  1. Brrrr, that looks so cold. Beautiful... but cold!

  2. yep we are seperated at birth me thinks.... my blogging soul mate. It's like we live parallel lives *giggles*. THANK YOU so much for mentioning me in your blog. ;-)
    Frost is beautiful isn't it, really? bad weather makes for adventures though right? Especially with children. Super family shots.
    Jennie. x
    p.s But what we REALLY want is snow, right? ;-D

  3. LOL@open to bribes.
    this pictures are great.I love seeing the other side of the pond through your eyes. Thanks for the award dear friend. have a great weekend.

  4. thank you:) so sweet!!!
    xo heidi

  5. You brighten my day and I SO wish we could hang out! I love all these pics and I love that you're finally getting a bit of the winter you've been craving. I'm pulling for snow:)

  6. Aww great pics!! The up close ones of the frost are actually really pretty..