Winter Is Here To Stay

December 8, 2008

We have had quite a snap of cold weather this weekend. Saturday evening the wind picked up and the temperature dipped down to the teens. Just as we were heading to bed, we noticed that it had started to snow.....the first real snowfall of the season!! We have had flurries here and there, but nothing that has actually accumulated.

How thrilled we were to wake up Sunday morning to see the fields and trees covered with the pretty white flakey stuff. A little snow always helps to put me in the Christmas spirit....and I needed that extra boost of spirit because we had planned to head to the malls for a full day of Christmas shopping. As much as I love to shop, I get easily frustrated with the giant crowds of people....and worse yet......the dreaded parking lots.

Around noon, we bundled up and headed out. As we were driving along, with every intention of going straight to the mall, I could not resist the urge to make a little stop along the way to capture the snowy day......

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All these shots were straight from the camera.....this was the only one I had to edit.....a little cropping because she was too far away!

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It was such a cold, but beautiful day.....I think it is safe to say........winter is here to stay!
Just in case you are wondering....we eventually made it to the mall.....and we did finish our shopping.....HOORAY!!!

52 comments:

CC said...

I love your snow princess!!!

Kam said...

She could be wallowing in the dirt and she'd be beautiful! Add a winter wonderland...and she's breathtaking! I love the red around her mouth...baby, it's cold outside!

Lovely my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Missy said...

Stunning pics!!! Seriously, could Sarah be any cuter? I love her sweater and hat. I am also impressed with your photo skills. I can't believe these were straight out of the camera! Enjoy the beautiful white stuff! Talk to you soon : )

Gail said...

She is an angel! So pretty.
It does look like Winter is there now in your neck of the woods. It is here too, we are getting LOTS of snow tonight. Miss Grace is hoping for no school.

So happy your shopping is done..mine is almost completed. I detest those dreaded parking lots. Ugh. So not fun. :)

jennifer said...

I love those pictures. Her sweater is so cute. I despise the crowds while I'm shopping too. Congrats on finishing!!

Tisha said...

I love Sarah's outfit. She looks warm and cozy despite the weather. Those pictures make me want to go make a nice cup of hot chocolate. Stay warm!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

WOW.. can't believe you are done with your shopping..
I haven't started..lol..
LOVE the pictures..
Sarah is tooo cute..
Have a Great evening..

Amy said...

Such gorgeous pictures of Sarah in the snow.
And could I please just say, "I would give anything to be able to wear the horizontal stripes....."

*Sigh*

Happy Holidays!
God Bless,
Amy:)

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

These are G-R-E-A-T! Wow - for SOOC! She is an amazing subject to boot! My kiddos wish they could go back to the snow :D
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Sharon said...

So precious! Looks cold!! Your photography is beautiful you know!!!
I love looking at it.

Jboo said...

What a cute little snow-girl Sarah makes! Great photos! Good for you to finish your shopping!

Have you have a fun week!

Janet

Laura said...

She looks so adorable. I love the hat that covers her ears too. Glad you finished the shopping. We had the same covering here too.

laura

sara said...

Sarah is such a little dolly!! I LOVE her hat, she'd fit right in in snowy Colorado!!!!!

Briana's Mom said...

Love that hat! Gosh I am envious of that snow.

Dawn said...

Great pictures...you are so good at taking pictures. Maybe I should of hired you to take our Christmas pics!! :) Sarah is such the sweetheart!

Glad you got your shopping done. I am going out again tomorrow!

I hope you are feeling alot better!

Dawn

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Sarah is such a beautful and very loved little girl! How lucky and blessed she is to have you! You have such a knack with photography. I envy your talent!

Marla said...

Amazing pics!! I love Sarah's outfit, she is just too cute. Yay for having your shopping finished!

Jodee Leader said...

Sara looks adorable in her striped sweater and GAP hat!

I also need snow to get me in the holiday spirit! We haven't had any accumulation yet either.

I am soooo with you on the crowded malls and parking lots. We plan to finish our shopping this Saturday afternoon. I can't wait!

Sharie said...

She could NOT be any cuter. Any her clothes, you have got to be the world's best shopper! I totally love that hat and sweater!

Kayce said...

Beautiful pictures Lisa! I'd love for you to send some of that weather this way...we were sitting in the 70's all weekend.

Colleen said...

Sarah is adorable!!! Your photography is just beautiful!!! I could learn so much from you : ) Love the hat!!! OMG it matches her sweater perfectly!! Too darn cute! We have snow on the ground and more coming. My son Tyler is expecting 15 inches tonight and tomorrow. Classes cancelled. I am going to update my blog later on stop by.

Sandy Toes said...

She is just so beautiful!!! Love the hat!
-sandy toes

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa~ Miss Sarah is a gorgeous toddler and you took GREAT pics of her to showcase that!
My fav is the close up where I can see her little mitten hand. Oh my goodness she is just precious!
Glad you finished your mission of shopping. I'll go next week when hubs is home. Fingers crossed the mall and surrounding shoppes won't be as bad during a weekday? We shall see!
Happy Monday sweetie~ Les

P.S. Her outfit is just too too cute... and those boots? Love them!

Kerry said...

Sarah is adorable in hats! Love the stripes. And I know you are a Gap girl. Grace and Maddie have the same sweater! So cute.

Looks like Sarah loved the snow.
Enjoy the snow- it is always so pretty and dreamlike in December. Come January/February- I am done with with it and need sunlight.
Have a great week.

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures, Lisa. Those pouty little lips are so precious. And I just LOVE that hat!! Perfect for a snowy day photo shoot.

Patricia/NYC said...

Beautiful photos!! Sarah is such an ANGEL!!!

Yeah...this cold snap is WAY to early for my taste! At least you got some snow to go with it! :)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh she is a snow princess!

Keisha said...

These pictures are Lovely! They look like something straight out of a magazine!
Just Beautiful!
I love snow,.. but we NEVER get any here.. Bummer!
Glad you're feeling better too, & BTW.. love your new look!! LOL!
Keisha

Casey said...

I'm not sure what impresses me more... the photographs, your beautiful daughter, or the fact that you went shopping (and finished) with a child in tow!! :)

Beautiful pictures!!

day by day said...

Oh, I think it is here to stay alright. Yesterday was unbelievably cold, wasn't it? yikes! Very cute pictures of your sweet girl!!!

Christy said...

Great pics as usual!! Sarah looks so cute and I love her sweater-- very cute- you must share where you got it!! Congrats on getting the shopping done :)

Christy :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Your photography skills RAWKKK. She is sooo cute...love the sweater. Do you scrap? cherry

Lisa said...

Winter is here too! I agree, it does put you in the Christmas spirit. Sarah looks so pretty! Love the pic's.

Sherri said...

She is just so cute!
Congrats on having your shopping done. That, along with the snow, should help get you in the Christmas spirit!

Shari said...

Very cute pictures!! Kelsey is anxiously awaiting the first real snowfall here!!! She can't wait to make snow angels!!

Doug and Terrye said...

OMGoodness!!! That's just amazing to this Floridian. WE had to drive over to Disney's Hollywood Studios and watch snow (bubbles) come out of machines ;O)

Terrye in FL

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Look at that hat! Sarah looks fabulous! She should be on the cover of a magazine! And I admit how jealous I am that you finished your shopping. :)
Carrie

Bridget said...

What great pictures! Sarah looks adorable in her hat and in the snow. Hope you all are staying warm!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

So beautiful!!!!! You are taking just stunning photos!!!!

Leslie said...

Wonderful pics of your beautiful girl!!!

Lucy said...

First snows are the most magical, unfortunately we had ours in November and have been buried in the stuff for a while now. Love the pics of Sarah and her frosty little nose, she's such a doll!
I'm also impressed that you finished your shopping. Yike, I'm just getting started!

At Home In Georgia said...

It looks so pretty. My dad called me Sunday and he lives in the DC area and said they had gotten some and it made it seem Christmasy. I am in Atlanta...it was in the 60's today, but was cold last week.

I lived in PA when I was in middle school. I went to Susquahanna Township Middle School...my dad was at Ft. Indiantown Gap. I remember how pretty it was.

At Home In Georgia said...

I forgot to say how cute your little one looked...I love that loooong sweater and hat!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Those are such wonderful pictures! Your little girl is such a sweetie! :) My kids would be so jealous of your snow; they are praying very hard for some! :)

Have a good night! :)

Jo said...

Loving the hat, mittens and sweet red nose!

We had our first dusting of snow this weekend too!

Jo

Jennifer said...

Great pictures! It is COLD here too....
I agree with you, I cannot stand the crowds or the parking lots, this time of the year :(

Glad you got some shopping done, wish you could come here.......

Jen

kerri said...

Love the pics, Sarah's hat and sweater are adorable!!
We too our in thick of winter, it is so cold here today, yesterday we had rain? So today we have ice fields everywhere, the roads are crazy..
Glad to hear your shopping is done,I am almost there, must stop going to the mall, LOL..

Denise C said...

Ohhhh...I want some snow!!! We have had rain for two days now! Ughhhh! Lisa, these pics are amazing! Sweet Sarah is growing up so fast...she looks so beautiful in these pics!!!
Thanks for sharing sweet friend! I've missed U! I am trying to make my way around to visit everyone for a brief moment....over the next two days! I am soooooo ready for our life to slow down just a bit! And....you might want to sit down....but.....Miss queen of Christmas here....has NOT finished her shopping...actually I have only about 1/4 of it done! I see a few power shopping days in my future! O dear! Calgon take me away!
Love ya sweet friend!!!

Aspiemom said...

You can have the snow! I'm sure Sarah likes playing in it, too!

paige said...

what a muffin!
i love these shots lisa
xo

Alyson and Ford said...

Love her hat! Love the photos - she is so adorable!

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy Since 09/16/08

Ivy said...

Great post, I'm a fan of stripes and hats as you have probably already figured out!