We finally got our White Christmas weather in northern Indiana… a week or so late! Since it was more of a muddy and gray Christmas here we burned off some cabin fever energy and let the kids get into Christmas PJs for some photos that matched the magical snowy weather outside. (Neither were too picky that it was early January either.)
We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great start to 2012!
It’s Labor Day in the US and a busy Monday morning at the Bu household.
College football season’s here and with it my ideal autumn morning weather today – nice and cool and sunny, I’ve got my favorite hoodie sweatshirt on and a rather well-made coffee to start the week.
This weather always reminds me of autumn in Scandinavia when I spent a school year there from autumn 1999 to early summer 2000. My first experience living abroad, first away from home, cool weather, writing on paper, watercolor painting for a while even. A small fortune on film photography processing and postage. Walking and wandering. Coffee and the Swedish art / custom of fika. Warm clothes and wonderful gatherings with new friends.
Autumn makes me nostalgic for time in Sweden. I’ll get my head out of the clouds once I finish this coffee.
Here’s a handful of favorites from our family’s first Christmas with Adrian. He loved playing with the boxes and paper more than most of the things that were inside the gifts. Who said joy has to be anything complicated, expensive, or obligated? This kid has it down plain and simple.
Adrian and Daddy decked out for Christmas
One of the coolest ideas for a first Christmas ornament I’ve ever seen. My sis Genna knew a painter at the local Farmer’s Market and used a photo my mom took from a phone and made the coolest baby ornament I’ve seen!
What an awesome first Christmas these two celebrated back in 2006, the same year as my first newlywed Christmas. This year as it’s single-digit temperatures we’re looking back on the nearly 50-degree wedding day we shared with Katie and Nathan to think warm thoughts as Christmas nears. (Is global warming on vacation or what?!)
Click the photo above of CLICK HERE to see the extended-play slideshow with music by friend and groomsman Skyler, as well as one of the most upbeat Christmas wedding recessional songs out there.