Sunday, February 5, 2012

Heart Month Snow

 I opened up a fresh 64 count box of bright and cheery the other morning.  Do you love all these fresh color soldiers waiting to make and create? 
 We've had piles of snow around here.  Today is bright and sunny and only the side streets are icy and bumpy.  I DID get a snow day! Heavenly!

 We did make it up north to visit Atticus and his family.  They are a tiny bit tired.  Atticus is glorious, isn't he?
 Then it was home and over to Kelli's for Miss Bug's birthday chili feed.  Her daddy makes delicious chili burgers.  Yummy!

 Jenny got a snow day, too!  She is feeling the effects of pregnancy, but isn't she glowing just the same?

Bill brought roses to Miss Bug, for her birthday.  Red roses shout LOVE, don't they?  If you lived here I would buy you a rose.  Are you going to plant some rosebushes this year?  Let's do it!  My garden is buried under two feet of snow, but I know the fairies are down under, sewing fine seams on their spring dresses.  I imagine they are taking long naps in their downy beds, just like us.
I'm happy that the new church we've been going to might have Lenten services on Wednesday evenings.  That sounds very nice to us.  Next week Bill will be in New Zealand, but maybe I'll take Birdie to church with me.  She'd be a nice quiet little mouse.  Next week is her birthday tea party. Woo hoo!
Today:  lunch with my girls for Kelli's birthday on Tuesday.  Birthdays are so fun and festive.  
What are you going to do for heart day?  Any good ideas?  I saw some lovely silver hearts in a bowl at a gift shop.  Should we carry hearts in our pockets?
Ginger bread hearts might be good for our tea breaks.  Ginger lemon tea with a cookie for dipping?  I think so!
I'm going down to my office to mess around for a while.  I haven't been making collage journal pages lately, and the bug has bitten.
Have a great Sunday (and Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday . . . )


Charlotte said...

What a beautiful baby! You can keep that snow....give me the beautiful sunshine that we have today. Have a great week!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Glad you had a snow day! We haven't had one for a while, but I'm not complaining. The birds were singing their heads off the other morning and it sounded like spring. I am definitely going to plant roses this spring...and lilacs...and peonies. I have only one butterfly bush to greet me this spring. So all my garden flowers are dreams now!

Farm Girl said...

Oh the baby is just beautiful, such great hair, He does not look like he is brand new.
Your daughter and the girls looks so sweet.
Wow, you got a lot of snow!! I hate to say this Pom Pom, but I am taking my rose bushes out. I am keeping my tree roses but the others are coming out.
My grands play in my backyard all of the time, and I am tired of their balls and balloons getting popped and them getting stuck so they are leaving. They never get to play in the front yard very much.
I love your picture of your new box of crayons. I love new boxes of crayons too.
Have a lovely day, I already got my Valentine, it was that tiny hula hoe. :)
So glad you got a lovely snow day.

Lynn said...

Hello my dear darling Pom Pom - you write so well - I am right there with the fairies sewing seams :)Jenny is looking beautiful and Atticus -oh what a darling. You are truly blessed which I am pleased about cos of all the girls in all the world you deserve it :)And I feel blessed to have found a friend who seriously understands the gorgeousness of new crayons - lol!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh precious baby and another pregnant...I think those two make up for a wonderful heart day. pretty...a break for snow, fun!

Love the box of crayons...I might go get a new box for just says, enjoy, create.

Blessings this Sunday and all week.

Attic Clutter said...

Oh love the babe(:) the snow and all.. ya a beach would be nice right now lOL hugs,P

Betty said...

That baby is so cuddly. Yes Pompom, fairies are there - in the woods today in all the snow, Tommy said the snow looked like it was sparkling if you stared at it - that was definitely fairy dust and we got lots of sprinklings on the way home from the trees. Hubby has painted our bedroom coffee colour - I didn't think I was going to like it but I do!

Elizabethd said...

You have certainly had some snow! So far Brittany stays clear.
I remember the magic of a new box of crayons!

Anonymous said...

Atticus is gorgeous! Look at that head of hair too! :) And sweet Miss.bug...what a cutie! Enjoy your snow, we've managed to avoid it here in North East Scotland, while the rest of the country is white! It's usually the other way round! xx

libbyquilter said...

that sweet little Atticus is one beautiful baby~!!~
i thought that i had heard you got quite a bit of snow and your photos certainly show us that you did. yay for snow days~!!~


Happy@Home said...

Your snowfall looks so pretty and cozy, but the shovelling I can do without.
Atticus is just adorable. Love his full head of hair.
Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.
I've been thinking of planting a rosebush or two this year. I tore all of mine out several years ago as they seemed to have become food for the Japanese Beetles. I'm ready to give it another try.
Have a great week.

meadowsweet hare said...

dear pom pom
thank you so very much for your kind words - you are a sweet soul❤
it's so lovely to see all your snow and gorgeous atticus! (such a beautiful name) as well as two other beauties, goodness you are such a good looking family :) and i feel you all have lovely natures too.

warmest hugs xxx


Pomona said...

Glad you had a good weekend! Lots of lovely pics to show for it. We are all fussing about the snow, yet it was only about 2 inches - I think we are a bit soft here in Old Blighty!

Pomona x

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Pom (:) Oh yes those old Valentines are so bright and cute.. my cherry pie is delish (:)but my middles getting bigger~ hugs,P

Lisa Richards said...

Atticus looks very wise and thoughtful. He has such beautiful features! What a little man! :)

I, too, love a new box of crayons. I look forward to investing in a new assortment of colored pencils. Mine are odds and ends and I seem to so often need a color I don't have!

I would love to see some examples of your collage journal pages! My "day off" craft for today is turning an old book into an art folder. I'll try to put pics on my blog as I get it completed. I'm off to check on the Rookie Painter Challenge.

Blessings to you and yours!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

I love that - a 64 count of bright and cheery. You put it so well.

Atticus look like a real sweetie. Glad you got to go and see him.

Catherine said...

What a darling little Atticus..squeeze!!
And what glorious soldiers you have!
Oooh Bill in New Zealand...where will he be going to?
Your snow looks very nice but I am quite glad that we don't have any at our house. Yes let's do plant roses. I have a cutting that is growing called Evelyn I think she might be big enough to plant in the garden come spring. Love to you..hehe I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said "Protected by garden gnomes"
silly eh : ) love to you x0x0x

Patrice said...

I just love the look of a fresh box of crayons. It takes me right back to childhood. You have a lovely family- precious baby!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

That is one beautiful baby! All your family's babies are beautiful, though. Have you ever noticed that?


Susan B said...

Atticus is adorable! And so is Miss Bug! :) I also love to open a new box of crayons, though I haven't done it for awhile. And I LOVE gingerbread! Enjoyed your post!

ann said...

Oh my, you do pack a lot of color and cheer into one post. I am breathless. Let's see, what shall I focus on: oh the new baby of course. So beautiful. And the crayons. What memories. I love the smell of crayons.

Gigi said...

OOooo, new crayons and a snow day -- how perfect!
And Atticus is sooooo handsome!
♥ ♥ ♥

The dB family said...

I do believe you have the most gorgeous grandbabies!