• 18Dec

    This morning I look out my window to my own little winter wonderland.  The neighbor’s yard has the fresh unbroken look that calls for footprints and explorations as it gives the appearance of a beautiful arctic waste where no man has gone before.

    My yard has been explored.  =)  There are literally thousands of tiny footprints (and some not so tiny) making trails in every direction through the glistening snow.  The front yard is covered with sled tracks, foot prints, snow angels, and even a snowball fort.

    Maybe my yard has lost the quiet peaceful look of a snowy morning, but I find myself smiling with love as I think of the joys of my children as they play in the snow and I’m not sorry that my yard looks a bit more chaotic.  I love each and every one of my children (even the troublemakers) and I wouldn’t trade my yard for the neighbor’s yard for anything.

4 Comments to Winter Wonderland

  • Growing up, our back yard in winter would be covered in footprints, snow angels and snowmen. Not the front yard. Dad never let me and my brother play in the front yard or the side. He wanted to keep the snow pristine. I remember him getting upset if someone walked through the yard and broke up the pristine snow!

  • oh you are so wise. Those beautiful footprints will soon give way to the perfect snow picture and then the memories will be what is left. And they will be sweet. I can remember those days as though they were yesterday and yet the years have been many. Now we look forward to the visits those not so little feet not bring our way each holiday season. There will be new joys to replace the old but the old will always be there. Enjoy the snow this winter. 🙂

  • Good perspective! Boys worked together and made a snowman today.
    The yard’s stamped down snow screams of a busy afternoon.
    But what memories! hugs