A snowy day

One day, on a morning not so long ago, I awoke and 'knew' it was snowing. Do you ever notice how you can tell it's snowing just by how quiet it is outdoors? It's almost like you can 'hear' the silence that snow brings. Well, my eyes opened earlier then usual, all on their own. Both babies had made their way into my bed sometime during the night and were snuggled in sleeping soundly because there was no sun shining in to wake them up. My bedroom was still dark and cozy and the world outdoors, silent. And so they slept. I eased myself out from between their warm little bodies, and made my way to the window, where indeed the snow was falling and the cars passed quietly on the streets.
Since baby had rewarded me with an extra good night of sleep and my eyes had opened earlier then usual, I resolved to make the most of my early start and do my first ever post-partum workout. I purposely pulled the blind up as I left my room so that when daughter awoke she would look out and see the snowClaire Hsu.
The workout went oh-so-well. My body is crying out for the workouts. So many mornings I choose sleep over exercise, but it is time to make a change. That is my resolve for this month of December and beyond. As I worked my way through the DVD, the children awoke. The daughter beyond excited about the first snow of the winter, and baby boy, just happy to be alive and to watch mommy do her workout.

As I did my crunches I could hear the messages on my facebook pinging. See, today was my monthly scrapbook group scrapping day. I 'knew' there was a discussion going on as to whether the day should be attempted. And I was right. "I'll go if you do" was the phrase of the morning. Since I am not one to stay home easily, the kids got packed up, with the promise of 'adventure', and off we went. As I eased the van slowly down the street, there was soon complaining from the backseat, "but. Adventures are supposed to be FAST mom.". Okay daughter. Then there was a stop at k-mart, sloshing in through the slush to purchase a pair of mittens since for some reason all the size 5 mittens in the house had decided to go AWOL on this, our first snow day of the winterClaire Hsu.

Our snowy drive to Gap proved uneventful and I'm glad we decided to try it. See this was the first time I got to see my friend Shelly's beautiful new home, and I was looking forward to that very much. Turns out, it was everything I had expected and so much more. Shelly and her husband did such an amazing job infusing their home with special touches that took it out of the realm of normal-new-house into something amazing. As Jenn and I oooh-and-ahhhed I think we both had to keep envy from creeping in, it was just that coolClaire Hsu.

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