Friday, December 12, 2008

Baby, It's COLD Outside!

November was unusually warm around here. I was enjoying the warmth so much, that when the cold finally came it has been a bit of a shock to my system!

Right now our overnight lows are in the low 20's, and during the day we make it to the mid 40's if we are lucky. It makes me shiver just to think about it! This is sweater weather for sure.

Just before noon today I went on a short walk with Jonah. You guessed it... we had to go see the construction equipment again! It was too cold to stay and watch for very long. Even Jonah told me, "Mommy, I'm cold."

As we walked home we noticed some cold crunchy leaves by the wayside. They caught my eye, so I snapped a photo.


I couldn't believe they still had frost on them even though it was almost noon!

The frosty leaves reminded me of the beautiful evergreen trees that we saw on our way home from Wyoming a few weeks ago. A light dusting of snow had fallen and it made everything look sparkly and beautiful.

Honey Daddy let me hop out of the car to snap a few quick photos. It seems that we brought the cold from Wyoming back home with us. We still don't have any snow, but the weather forecasters say that we will have five to six winter storms before Christmas. So snow is definitely in our future!

On a warmer note, after our walks I share some hot chocolate with the boys. I love warm, melty hot chocolate... especially mint. Nothing warms me up on the inside more than a nice mug of hot chocolate! I take that back... there are a few things that do more to give me a nice, warm fuzzy feeling on the inside. Here are two of them.


Happy Holidays!

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49 comments:

  1. I love the shot of your boys - adorable - they are so darn cute!! I feel you on the cold, it's freezing here and we have over a foot of snow!! But the kids love it and are burning all their energy playing in it - so it's good for now!

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  2. Awe! This is such a sweet post. Very pretty tree pictures and your kiddos are adorable! :)

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  3. Ooooh! Those leaves made me chilly!

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  4. Love the new layout!
    That picture of the leaves is gorgeous!
    It's way too cold here too, but I would rather have some snow with it, than just cold.
    c'mon snow!

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  5. Love the story you told with these pictures. perfectly done. And brr those pictures just make you feel cold. Adorable little guys. :)

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  6. I can deal with the cold. I love wearing my sweatshirts and hoodies and sweaters...I don't like it when the roads get icy. That bugs me when I can't go out when I want. Really bugs me. We have our first snow watch coming for this weekend...and I have places to go!!

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  7. Baby it's cold outside here, too. Here's to a long winter, inside.... :-)

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  8. Don't hate me...it was 65 today! Of course, it rained all day, but we went to school without jackets! I miss snow, though. great pics!

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  9. It's coming! Until after Christmas I won't complain about the snow.
    These are beautiful shots. I love that one of the leaves.

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  10. kids getting along and smiling at each other make me smile and feel all warm inside too! great pictures!

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  11. I love the look of snow, don't get to much of it where I live. I have lived in chicago, and other places where it really snows.
    I miss the mornings when you wake up and look at the snow that has fallen overnight, and it is perfect, before people have walked in it, just a blanket of shimmering snow!

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  12. Precious picture (of the boys, I mean, lol!) Yesterday we drove by a CAT on our way home and I thought about your little boy. My boy (20) says CAT stands for Catapillar (or however you spell it). Don't know if that's so or not but he thinks it is.

    About your comment on my blog: Yeah, they're definitely alike, lol!

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  13. Your pictures are always so amazing! Sorry it's so cold....
    Your sons are so stinkin' cute, I wish my hair was naturally that blonde, I would save a lot of money...

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  14. What a lovely post. It made me feel all warm & fuzzy :)

    PS thank you so very much for your kind words and support today. It is very much appreciated.

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  15. What a wonderful day! I loved reading about it!

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  16. You really do take great pics!! I love the way trees look with the first dusting of snow - the pic you took of the evergreens is great!!

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  17. I love crisp air and bundling up to go outside in December. It just gets me in the mood for the holidays! LOVE it.

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  18. great pics... I too have a few pics of the boys and the crib, always precious tender moments shared there it seems

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  19. Thanks for sharing your walk. It's been warm around NC also, however, today is starting to cool down with some wind. I wish we had snow in our future.

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  20. Hot chocolate and children, yes both give a fuzzy feeling inside. :)

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  21. I love the leaves photo, very nice. It too shiver at the thought of the Winter temps. Of course I hate when it's hot too. A nice Fall 60 is good. LOL!

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  22. Mint hot chocolate?! Sounds like heaven...

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  23. Ahhh, to feel 40 again would be great! If we're lucky we'll hit 20 today, not bad for starting out, once again at -4. :) Pretty frost!

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  24. What a great story the weather sounds cold but beautiful. I love your pictures. Your boys are adorable.

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  25. Visiting from PhotoStory Friday!

    hello again! Love the leaf photo ... really neat details. Your story made me all warm and craving hot chocolate!

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  26. It's really cold here too. It hasn't even made it to 30 degrees here yet today. Pretty sure it probably won't but you never know. It's funny that he's so fascinated with the big trucks and machinery.

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  27. They are just adorable!!!

    Those are some beautiful wintry shots :) We adore hot chocolate when it looks like that outside here too!

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  28. Cute boys! Keep posting the adventures of the Nativity. Don't you just wonder what really goes on in their little heads?! I know I do with my boys even now that they are older.

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  29. It's much colder where I am now some days compared to where I was. Biting wind and chill. Still, a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate tastes that much better when you are warming your hands on the mug. :)

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  30. I'm already tired of this cold weather. and I know when the summer comes, I will all be like I'm so tired of this hot weather. haha!

    photos of your little ones always make me smile. SO FREAKING CUTE.

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  31. Cool leaves! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  32. I forgot to tell you that I love your blog design!

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  33. Lovely picture of the boys and great looking fir trees with snow!
    It is good to know that the shortest day is nearly over & we will soon look forward to Spring!

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  34. Beautiful pictures. I love close up shots of nature. The texture is amazing.

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  35. I love stepping on those cold crackling leaves. :)

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  36. I love the leaves and tree photos. The kids' photo is precious. I am ready for some warmer weather already. The rain the last couple of days and made me cold to the bone. lol Have a great weekend!

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  37. What fun Pix I love the leaf shots.

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  38. What a beautiful blog you have!! That was a sweet PSF, I am SUPER envious you have snow in your future!

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  39. Your photos are always so great!!! You are very talented!!!! It got REAL COLD overnight and man, it's freezing out right now - and windy!

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  40. I can totally see why those 2 cuties would warm you up!! I love the "sparkly" pictures...ah the colors of winter.

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  41. Awww...sweet boys! :) Your photo of the frosty leaves is gorgeous, by the way!

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  42. awwwww!
    I have a love hat relationship with the cold and snow.... I love to HATE it! I love how pretty the snow makes the out of doors and that first crisp breath of cold air and past that? that is when the hate comes in!

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  43. That's sweet. I have to agree with you on the hot cocoa! It was a staple in our house when we lived in Alaska!

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  44. Brrr! Those are some chilly photos...except the two warm cuddly kids in the last photo!

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  45. That's sooo cute! And I'm all for hot chocolate! It warms my soul. Hope you're having a good day.

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  46. It's SO true that it's been crazy cold here lately! And November was so nice too! But it does feel Christmasey for sure, and I love your picture of the frost on the leaves!

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