Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Snowy Days

Yesterday was our very first snowfall of the year in Minneapolis. And it most definitely will not be the last. The snow didn't stay very long but it was just enough to get me thinking.

Do you remember the first snowfall every year as a little kid? It was quite possibly the most magical thing ever. Waking up, looking out your window and seeing big giant snowflakes falling? Best. moment. ever. Because to your childhood self those snowflakes actually meant snow angels and sledding and snow men and (if you were incredibly lucky) snow days. 
But now that I have deadlines and places to be and nice boots that I don't want to ruin, I've become slightly less excited about the first snowfall. When I see snow now I think about delayed commutes and extra hassle.  Slightly less magical, right? So this year I am going to do my best to enjoy the little moments that come with this time of year.  The first snowfall.  Being with family and friends that I haven't seen in awhile. Because don't you think it would be better if every so often we viewed the world through the eyes of a child again?  

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  1. that photo is beautiful. i have never been a snow person - even as a kid i hated having to wear warmer clothing and put away my shorts

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. Hi Jackie!

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog- I adore yours :-) This post is lovely! I love the snow and wish we had more of it here in California. I grew up on the East coast and miss it every day! Snow makes you feel like a child again.

    XO Jenna

  3. I agree- the first snowfall can be magical, if you're not caught up in it! I had to walk home during the nor'easter that hit the East Coast last week and it was not the best of times! But the next time it snows I plan to be tucked away at home, so I'm sure I'll be more appreciative then! :)

  4. When I was younger, snow was magical for many reasons (my favorite being school getting cancelled!). Now that I'm in the real world, snow just makes traveling more complicated and ruins plans!

    Life Unsweetened

  5. what a pretty picture! I so love the snow too... and snow angels. They just don't get old! Cute blog :)

    xo, Jenna

  6. Snow was definitely more magical when I was a child, but I still love it so much! Especially when it's on mountain tops to ski on :) I hope you got to enjoy it a little!

    <3 Josephine

  7. I wish it snows here in Sydney. I would love to have snow during winter. I remember my excitement when I saw and touched snow for the first time. To me, it still remains as magical as ever but maybe because I dont come across it often like you do.