(I know I just blogged about Dora, but things have turned around)

There is just something SO ridiculously exciting about when you get the first good snow of the winter! Don’t you agree??  I laid Maisie down for her nap and came out to the the office/living room to find that HUGE snowflakes were falling from the sky! This seriously made me want to jump up and shout and scream and wave my arms all around. I love snow!!!! It brings back all those fun memories of growing up in Oregon and having school cancelled because of the snow! Or making snowmen with my sister or sledding or whatever other fun things there are to do in the snow! It also makes me think of Christmas and holidays, which makes me think of family. 

So I am sitting here, looking out these big Dutch windows, watching the snow fall and feeling so completely blessed with my life. Who cares that we don’t have our own home. Who cares that we will be in transition for who knows how much longer. It doesn’t matter because it is snowing!!!! Life is good. I’ve experienced snowfall in Holland. Who can ask for anything more? I am so thankful for my life, for my family, for my adventurous journey in life.

(maybe I won’t burn that Dora dvd after all)

Looking out over the balcony

Looking out over the balcony


  1. Jamie on November 23, 2008 at 8:25 am

    This makes me smile. First, at the thought of you getting so excited. Second, because things are so completely different for me, as I am trying to muster up the strength to venture outside in my 90 degree weather. I´m jealous of your snow.

  2. Jocelyn on November 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Ooohhhh! I love how the Lord gives us joy in the little things. What a beautiful picture. . . there is something wonderful about snow. . .it puts a smile on everyone’s face. Yeah!!!!!! Will this be Maisie’s first time with snow? What did she think once she woke up? Too fun!

  3. Mom on November 24, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    i get that same feeling with the first (and second and third) snow. i’m seriously praying for snow over christmas.

  4. Ann on November 25, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    It is wonderful how God’s blessing of snow lifted your spirits. Bless you for feeling His warm love and care to give you contentment. I love you Jen.

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