Another year is coming to a close and the days seem to rush by in the winter wind. We’re spending time in Winnipeg right now with Graeme’s family and it is incredibly good to reconnect, spend time with our adorable baby nieces, and watch the snow drift lazily out of the sky from a seat by the fire with a good book in your hands (Currently Harry Potter for me and The Lord of The Rings for Graeme).
We didn’t put up our own tree this year–if you could call it that. Our tree stands 4ish feet tall, is pre-lighted and sits nicely in a planter of sorts. It’s really, all you can fit into a 504 square foot apartment. I love it, though–it’s ours. I love the slow collection of Christmas tree ornaments as we add on more years to our marriage. There is something so nostalgic and special about decorating the tree and plugging the lights in. So yes, no tree for us at home in Vancouver, but that means we have a chance to decorate a tree with our Winnipeg family!
I am (desperately) hoping when we go get the family tree, we could maybe go to a Christmas Tree farm to pick one out. Growing up, my family always had an artificial tree and going to a Christmas Tree farm is something I’ve never done.
I am in love with snow right now. That’s how it is with me… one month: in love with the desert. Give me cacti, red earth & rock cliffs. Then, a month or so later, I’m all about the cozy cabin on the side of a mountain with snow falling outside the windows, a pair of snowshoes or skis to enjoy during the day, and for the evening: egg nog & rum, board games by the fire, and fondue. Are you dreaming with me now? So, anyway…very caught up in this whole winter wonderland idea.
But, right now… I know I am incredibly blessed to be where I am. With those I love. So blessed.
At the end of a very snowy & lovely engagement shoot this week, Graeme grabbed a couple frames of me.