Winterscapes of 2013

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Hello all,

Today I would like to share with you the beauty of winter as 2013 comes to a close…

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The trees of winter.IMG_1958

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 I used to dread winter and live for the summer. But now as I grow older, I have come to see the beauty of the winter months. I used to find waking up with the darkness of night lingering still outside quite depressing and I missed waking up with the warm golden summer sun. But now I find a certain joy in waking up in the cold darkness, quietly doing my sacred morning rituals while the dark turns to light. There is beauty in that.

I used to dislike cold walks home in the evening at the end of the day. I knew it would be cold, rainy, dark and long. But now I love being wrapped up in my beautiful new winter coat, with the bright lights of traffic, stars and festivity guiding me home. And I like to think about my day and how it was. And the joy in coming home to a warm home, putting on my extra fluffy socks, filling up my hot water bottle (one of the best decisions I made in 2013 – to get a hot water bottle), and drinking a hot drink.

The joy of stepping into a warm home after playing in the snow. And the joy in becoming warm. Becoming okay.

Knowing that though I may not be there yet, I am becoming.

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Alexis making us hot chocolate with almond milk after our frolicking in the snow. IMG_2091

And then it was time to make our gingerbread village. Sunday funday! IMG_2098

This was the first time I ever tried a candy cane!

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Our creation!

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Our nails. Mine were done by Alexis. I love them!IMG_1462

Kamloops in the 7:00am soft quiet & white.

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From a home above the cloudsIMG_1468

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Watching TV with April.IMG_1947

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The christmas lights on our porch.

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Breathtaking!

 

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Hot chocolate in my Peter Rabbit mug, by the fire.

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April and christmas.

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A giant wave in the sky made of cloud.IMG_1918

Alexis’s new hair…IMG_1753

Deki in the hood.IMG_2040

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Playing in the snow with DekiIMG_1780

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Snow princessIMG_1790

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A cute little christmas village.IMG_1839

The kids in their fort.IMG_1819

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A snow angelIMG_1941bw

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2013 has been a difficult year for me, but it has taught me to find sweetness in struggles. To face the coldness of winter with warmth in my heart.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love,

malavika

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