We got snow!!!
We actually got a blizzard, about 16″ inches give or take.
That is quite a bit for us here on Long Island(NY).
Many areas got much more than us
but what we ended up with was just enough:).
There is something magical about the snow, isn’t there?
We are lucky that we only get it a few times a year
so we can REALLY enjoy it.
I have often thought to myself,
“I wish there was more time in the day.”
I realize after this weekend,
that it is not so much having the extra time
as choosing the time that you do have, differently.
Typically on the weekends because my husband is home:),
I take that time to get “things” done during the day,
or at least on one day.
And trust me that IS a nice feeling
to get “things” done but…….
sometimes I miss out of the FUN “things.”
So this weekend I chose
my time differently & decided
to NOT miss out on one bit of the fun!
We baked cookies, watched the snow fall,
looked through old photo albums,
told stories of past snow storms,
like the 5 ft of snow we got while living in CO in 2006:).
I made a nice dinner and we all sat down together.
No rushing out for activities, everything was shut down.
We built a fire and watched a family movie.
Life felt like it was in slow motion.
Do you LOVE those moments?
Those moments that feel so REAL that immediately
get tucked away in your mind & your heart,
to be relived & remembered another day.
Saturday we woke up to snow crystals,
enormous icicles and snow covered streets.
A perfect time to all sit down
have a big breakfast together.
Here is a recipe, from my sister-in-law,
who is an amazing cook.
It is simple and VERY yummy.
ALL will enjoy:)!
1 cup of flour
(can also use whole wheat or gluten free)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of milk
Pour a thick coating of EVOO into your pan.
Pour your batter into pan, usually I get
4-5 roundish pancakes per pan.
Yes, you are frying these in olive oil(extra virgin).
Let them cool for a few minutes and sprinkle with
2 cups frozen strawberries thawed
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
This is what we woke up to Saturday.
My happy boys!
The Cookie Heist
Poor Frosty, he didn’t stand a chance:).
I wanted to also give a HUGE thank you to Kristen from
the fabulous Ella Claire,
for sharing her beautiful & festive home tour on Friday.
You can check it out here.
Make sure you also become a follower so you don’t
miss one of her creative & inspiring posts.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend too,