As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Winter Pleasures

There is so much to love about winter. I love its slow(er) pace, its home centered-ness, and its absolute lack of sultry weather. Some folks may dream of living in a tropical paradise, but I am not one of them. Give me the gray winter days over the hot humid ones anytime!

Now I will make the best of any season, even summer ~wink~, but I revel in the coziness of autumn and winter.

~ This kind of snow is so beautiful.

We love to watch the birds in winter. The saturated colors of cardinals and bluejays against the grays and whites of winter are stunning. The chickadees and woodpeckers put on a show. Even the tufted titmouse and the drab little juncos are a pleasure to watch.

And this kind of snow is fun too! We learned to make these last year at a Snowflake-and-Star Cutting Workshop taught by my artist friend. I took one look at these and decided that they were far too complicated for me to learn and headed towards another station! But Kati gave it a try and convinced Bekah and me that we could do them. We made a few at the workshop, and then the girls turned into snowflake-making maniacs when we returned home. We hung them all over the house through the winter months...and made a new batch of them this year!

~ Then, of course, there's the tea tray which comes to take a priority spot on the kitchen counter, luring us with its comforting warmth. Because, after all...

...a game of Scrabble...

...or Masterpiece Classics...

...are infinitely better with a mug of hot tea.


  1. Hey there Cheryl! I'm glad somebody remembers how to make those snowflakes... and I'll bet I can guess who was the top snowflake producer!

    Hope you're all feeling better!

    Kim :-)

  2. Your tea tray makes me what to stop by for a cup! It does make winter more fun, doesn't it?

  3. thanks for sharing the warmth of your home and family!


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