This is my last post of 2015, I’ll be taking a winter break to spend time with my family and friends and to enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season. To bake cookies, plan dinners, visit friends. Take long walks in the snow with my favorite person, holding hands to keep warm….
A break to wrap gifts, take photos; and chill among the beautiful white stuff.
We have snow once again, it disappeared last week for awhile, I took the bike out for a few rather chilly rides, [usually unheard of up here in December]. The snow has returned and our world is beautifully cold, we’re almost certain that we’ll have a white Christmas.
It’s odd for us to think of all those Christmas’s we spent looking at the green grass on the coast when up here in the Okanagan it’s white all winter.
That’s been brought to my mind a lot since I’ve been going through my old blog posts and reading about our excitement over the opportunity to move up here and live out our dreams of being in the Okanagan.
Our happiness bubbles through in those posts, our eagerness to leave the wet West Coast, to buy our first house, create gardens….. I’ve not looked back in regret since.
Yes, I miss the ocean, and it’s been 4 years since I walked it’s rocky shores, but life up here is much better for us.
It’s all come together.
What more can you ask for?
I’ll still be popping in on my other social media sites, you could visit me at The Light Laughed facebook page, and I’m on Instagram as Jen.Thelightlaughed sharing photos of our snowy world, I’d love to meet up with you there.
Time moves quickly up here, it seems it was just summer.
The neighbor is gunning his snow machine engine outside, the caramel popcorn inside needs to packaged up for gifts, and there is still quite a bit of decorating to be done. The tree isn’t up, and you can never have enough lights, both inside and out.
And I’m really looking forward to sharing the next issue of RURAL in the new year, can you pass the candy canes?
Best wishes for a joyful Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I hope that your Christmas season is full of love, and happiness, and just the right amount of that white stuff to make it even more magical.
Jen @ The Light Laughed
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