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January 8, 2017

Snow days are rare days around here. When they do happen, our grocery stores are usually nightmares until the shelves are empty, no milk and no bread. Does anyone else ever wonder why those are the essentials? I’m thinking we really need chocolate, red meat (for Ian) and plenty of sweet tea since Chick-fil-a won’t be open.

This is Cove’s second snow day. Last year I can’t say he enjoyed himself, but this year was a different story. He loved walking on it and had a great time laughing as we danced and made total fools of ourselves sliding around on the ice.

I’ve always been a beach kind of girl, but I really love a good snow day when we’re iced in at home. There’s something about being cozied up in the house with a fire, hot chocolate and not being able to leave that I love. Although, by the next day, I’m ready for it to melt because I go stir crazy. In reality, days like this are not just rare because of the snow. The fact we get to spend all day as just the three of us with no agenda or work, is out of the usual. Although we really try to schedule breaks and ‘us’ time into our schedule, we rarely get an entire day to do that. I am so grateful to kick off the new year with a day of rest, after the whirlwind of the holidays.

I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day that said, “If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.”  It just really resonated with me after we finished planning out the year and setting some goals. There are going to be times where we get tired, and instead of giving up or getting burned out, we need to make sure we rest. Rest is a place where the mind can recoup and it’s also a place where our imagination can run freely without pressure. I hope you all are able to make the time to rest this year.

Here are a few photos from our backyard snow day adventure. Hope all of you that got snow and ice are staying safe and warm!


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  • Reply Audra January 8, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I love that quote! Going to share with my hubby. You have a beautiful family💙 Audra

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Audra! Such kind words!

  • Reply Ariel January 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Aww sounds like a fun day! I agree, one snow day of rest is amazing… after that it can be a bit much. Your pictures are soo stunning and you all have the cutest family! I love that quote, and I plan on utilizing it! Sometimes having a rest day is more productive because I hit it harder when I get back, rather than being exhausted and not performing my best!


    Ariel http://www.quintessentialmiss.com

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Yes! You are so right.
      We got so stir crazy! Finally made it out of the house today.
      Thank you!

  • Reply Nicole Leffew January 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Omg you guys are the cutest family! I love your beanie too!

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Nicole! you are so sweet!

  • Reply April January 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    You have such a cute family! Your son is adorable and seeing his reaction to the snow is priceless! Love the quote about rest too.

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much, April!

  • Reply Taylor January 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Such a beautiful post! I literally just said that to my husband. We took a week off last week week to just relax, and get lost in a new city. rest was just what the doctor ordered both physically and mentally.

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      So glad you had the opportunity to rest! Thank you:)

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt January 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    These photos are so cute ! What lightroom preset do you use? I love it!

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura. My husband created his own pre-set.

  • Reply Kimberly Lane January 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Such a gorgeous family! These pictures are adorable- glad you got to enjoy the snow <3


    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Kimberly!

  • Reply Courtney Bentley January 10, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Wow what an incredible quote that really sat with me for a minute, sometimes I feel like we feel we have to have to have these amazing goals and plans and sometimes we really just need to have fun and relax..isn’t that what life is really about? Thanks for sharing all these fun photos too 🙂

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      You are so right! Thank you:)

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