Fresh snow = Snow Ice Cream!!
Need I say more?
Snow Ice Cream:
4 cups of milk (use chocolate milk for chocolate snow ice cream!)
1 cup sugar
3 tsp vanilla
LOTS OF SNOW 15-20 cups
Whisk eggs till bubbly - add milk & whisk till lots of bubbles form - add vanilla – whisk away!!!
Add sugar and whisk some more!
Start adding BIG HEAPS of SNOW while whisking….keep adding until you have snow ice cream!
Friends are connected heart to heart.
Distance and time can't break them apart.
Boston has been hit hard this winter and us being there didn't slow the snow down at all - Sunday morning we woke to about 6 inches of newly fallen snow! Boston is a true winter wonderland, however I'm not sure the locals would agree! Kristin and I had so much fun playing in the snow, that is until we couldn't feel our fingers. We left our mark by leaving snow angels all over Boston - a much different mark than we would have left 'back in the day'!
I am blessed beyond measure to have this amazing lady in my life.
On Saturday we did the Cupcake & Dessert Tour of Boston! It was great in theory and we had a blast, but we really should have planned ahead and took a Tupperware with us as we were on SUGAR OVERLOAD just after the first stop where we had a full size double chocolate cupcake!
We made 5 stops in all. It was a great tour, especially since we bought it on a groupon. If you are ever in Boston, this would be a fantastic tour to take your kids on!
I was so excited to be meeting a girlfriend from back in the day in the Middle of Nowhere for a girls weekend!
Kristin and I met in college, she was a bridesmaid in our wedding, we visited her in Connecticut when I was pregnant with Boy 1, she visited us in Colorado when Boy 1 was a wee little lad, and then with many moves sadly we lost touch for a few years. That is until Facebook came around. We have once again reconnected, live in the same part of the country and have been having a blast together since summer! It is like nothing has changed.....
A friend and I have been trying to go on an outing for weeks, however the large amounts of snow and the lack of school days kept interrupting our adventuring. Finally, on this cold winter day, the kids had school and snow was not pouring from the heavens so we were able to strap on our snow boots and head out in search of a lighthouse. We found it, but the Coast Guard Base around it was closed and even though a young sailor let us in to take a picture what we happened upon next was even more awesome than the lighthouse.......
There is a 5 minute window some mornings where the sun makes beautiful music with the clouds.
I was lucky enough to catch it today.
Getting ready for my 2nd annual Valentine's Day cookie exchange!
The decorations are up, the preparations have started.
As many of you know, I am all about tradition.
I LOVE traditions.
Traditions are stability - even amidst our ever changing lifestyle.
I may not have the same friends at my Valentine's cookie exchange each year, but from here on out I will always have a Valentine's cookie exchange. It is something to look forward to once the cold sets in and people start hibernating!
Cookies are joy, love, happiness.....and a little something extra for the hips. ;)
In full disclosure this picture was not taken Feb 1st. It was taken Jan 29th.
However I just love this shot and I didn't pull my camera out on the 1st - it was cold, snowy and drab outside.
Here I go again! Last year I learn SO much about photography while doing the 365, but there is so much more to learn! My ultimate goal was to learn to shoot in manual mode in which I succeeded. However I know I need to fine tune many, many aspects of my photography.