Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow 'n Rainbows

Ahhh... a nice snow day stuck in the house. Okay actually it's not all that nice because we still have to roll out of bed (after a fifteen minute pep talk to myself LOL) every morning in a cold house and trudge out into the snow to take Lucas to school in the morning. Seriously- snow was Soooo-ooo-ooo much more fun when I was kid because I didn't have to clean up the snow all over the floor, acknowledge the whiny complaints of freezing fingers and toes after playing out in the snow, and decline approximately 1,000 requests to go play in the snow some more!

I definitely did have a smile on my face in the morning when the kids woke up and I knew that they had not looked out the windows yet and that I possessed the sweet pleasure of telling them "Guess what?! It snowed last night while you were sleeping!" I could have sworn there were a lot more than two children in this house the minute they began the chorus of "SNOW! snow, snow snow! IT'S SNOW!"
One of the most romantic memories I have of all the things my husband and I have ever done together- revolves around snow and a midnight walk around the neighborhood. It was one of those nights when the snowflakes were so big that they looked like white feathers floating to the ground. I was pregnant with our first child at the time, so it was no big deal to get out in the freezing weather and the middle of the night for a "walk around the block".
If you have never been for a walk in the middle of a snowy night, stash away the idea for a future time because it is a unique experience of complete silence and you will actually witness the beauty of nature colliding with humanity to create a scene that can only be absorbed and enjoyed when most of your neighborhood is at home- in bed.

So, enough about snow! I am sure that by now you must be wondering why on earth I have photos of a rainbow tutu here while I am reminiscing about snowflakes!
I had an order come in this week for a rainbow tutu for a special little girl's birthday outfit. I couldn't have picked a better project for today. The bright colors that perfectly fade from one to the next- with a fluffy white layer underneath representing the "clouds" around the rainbow simply remind me of spring and warm sunny days spent taking care of my flower beds. This tutu is the perfect project for a snowy day inside, I can't wait to get started :)

Click on any one of these photos to view this tutu in my Etsy shop!

1 comment:

Kris said...

Nice to see you in blog land again! What an adorable tutu!!