Friday, January 12, 2018

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.

Winter in Indiana is always interesting.  We started off with some snow and then yesterday it was raining and almost 60* This morning it is again below freezing and we are dealing with ice, sleet and eventually there will be snow.

You know it is a big weather story when Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel is in town! 

Our evenings are spend playing games.
Megan is a worthy opponent at checkers.  She surprised me how well she played.  My girl is growing up!
Lunches continue to be mainly leftovers.  We bought a bag of oranges from Sam's that are like enjoying some sweet sunshine. Yum!
An ice tree is a local attraction.  
 This is first time we have ever gone for a peek.  It's beautiful!
 Besides games there has also been a ton of crafting going on.  Here Megan is making homemade stickers. 
Although sometimes messy, I do enjoy her creativity.

I'm off to make some tea and enjoy a cozy day at home. 

 May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. I love reading about her creativity. That tree is awesome.

  2. Creativity can be a bit messy; there is proof in my sewing room!! lol The ice tree is really cool and I think oranges are like sunshine, too! Enjoy!

  3. Jim Cantore!!!
    Enjoy the cozy!!!

  4. That tree is so neat. We could never have that here too warm.

  5. That ice tree is just amazing.
    Board games and hot tea sound perfect for your weather

  6. What a lovely snuggle in type evening you all had. How much did you end of getting?
    Our was less then they had said. I am thankful it was.

  7. That tree is beautiful. I love snuggle in days. No snow here just bitter cold. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  8. I used to live on the same neighborhood as the ice tree growing up! Thank you for sharing the picture! It looks like you are enjoying some wonderful family times and making cozy memories!

  9. Your weather sounds like our weather. It snowed a bit yesterday with frigid temps. Cold still today and tomorrow its back in the 50's and warm the rest of the week. Weird is all I got to say.

    That ice tree is amazing! In a town near by, they do an ice sculpture tournament and that is pretty neat to see. Lots of talent to sculpt with ice. Not to mention COLD!! ;)

    We craft and do experiments alot and yes lots of messes are made, but laughter, togetherness and know?! ;)

    Enjoy your cozy days...

    Hugs, Amy

  10. Many precious memories made in the long winter days! Always fun to play games and to see your children grow in their reasoning abilities! Wonderful that Megan is so crafty too! Leftovers for lunch are what we eat just about every day too! It has been a crazy winter everywhere. Here, it has been mild! Lots of rain, and snow melting going on. Hugs to you today :)

  11. It looks like you are weathering the weather very well. Stay warm and cozy!
    Connie :)
    P.S. that ice tree is amazing:)

  12. I love how you guys "winter".
    I keep trying to comment on your kitchen post but for some reason the comment box keeps disappearing. You are so smart to stock up - I'm in awe at your organization. Those salad jars are brilliant.


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