Monday, November 19, 2012

The Weather Made Me Do It






When the sun is shining and a warm breeze blowing, we can be found in the garden, weeding, sewing, harvesting and pulling bugs. While we love slow days close to home, sometimes it's nice to wander further a field.

Mostly, it's the weather that forces us to do so.

This weekend the drizzle encouraged us to take a drive to a misty faraway forest with the intention of collecting pinecones for Christmas crafting (squeeee!)

We searched the sodden ground while rain sprinkled upon our heads leaving drops of water to form pearls in our hair. Into a big yellow bucket we threw dozens of 'miniature christmas trees' just waiting to be sprinkled with glitter.

The children jumped in muddy puddles while Dave and I strolled behind them, thankful for what we've created together.




All of a sudden I can feel Christmas just around the corner. My excitement is so immense it's childlike.

This year Zeph will be old enough to understand what it's really all about- that it is more blessed to give than to receive. And that together, we are celebrating the birth of an illegitimate baby boy born into a stinky barn (that'd be Jesus). Nothing fancy, just the humble story of a Saviour.


37 comments:

  1. that first picture is amazing. AMAZING. x

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  2. This Christmas feels more exciting than those past. I can't wait to go pine cone hunting. x

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    1. it SO does, i'm not sure why? Cus the kids are older, life is slower? I'm not sure, but it feels magical already :)

      xx

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  3. *high fives for Christmas craft!*
    Looking forward to your future crafty posts :)

    I got started on mine last week - pom poms!! They are going to be strung up and hung throughout the house. This is my alternative to a trimmed tree (which would only be dismantled by the baby destroyer).

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    1. POM POMSS!!!! share your method madam cherry!

      xx

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  4. Gorgeous photos, as always, Em! I love the first.

    The Christmas crafting began this evening...with trimming the bushes outside our home. Next up - pom poms, thanks to Astrid*designcherry! And I have to agree with Milina, it does feel more exciting this year!

    Sar x

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    1. YAY POM POMS! I have to say they are very therapeutic. After a long day it's nice to sit on the couch watching a bit of telly and making fluffy poms (a nice beer doesn't hurt either!)

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  5. bring forth the glitter and the spangles. :)sarah

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  6. nice post em. pine cones and humble beginnings.
    :)
    fee x

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  7. I love, love, love the first image.. what a snap! x

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    1. Thanks Lady. It was SUCH a beautiful misty morning, it would have been hard to take bad snaps ;)

      xxx

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  8. gorgeous pictures Em....ooo glitter....nothing quite like a bit of glitter and glue :)
    and I'm also so excited about telling Abbie the Christmas story during advent x

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    1. Glitter AND glue. oh, it shall be everywhere.

      What a story, hey, best story.

      xo em

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  9. It looks so frosty and fun up there in the woods, I really love the light in these photos

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  10. I, too, am feeling very childlike about Christmas, bring it on!

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  11. I am so excited for Christmas this year!!

    xo

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  12. These photos are beautiful. So picturesque and light filled.

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  14. THESE ARE AMAZING. seriously, you are so talented. they have such a mood about them.

    also:
    1. i completely partake in your christmastime excitement! i keep catching myself spontaneously giggling. no shame.
    2. i love when the weather drives you to do specific things. things that aren't planned out, but happen because the season compels us. there's something really beautiful & simple about that. it reminds me of how i thought about the seasons as a child. : )

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  15. You're the best Em.
    Sending you hugs.
    Ronnie xo

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  16. "thankful for what we've created together" ~ every single thing about this post is beautiful x

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  17. that first image is so strikingly wonderful, it kind of reminds me of 70's forest wallpaper, not such a bad idea, perhaps!!
    xx

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  18. Stunning captures. Love the joy on your face. And father and son explorer.

    Did you find any pine cones? I want to do some Christmas crafting with some too but I think we will be relegated to buying them.
    x laura

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    1. We did! they were small but still lovely. It;s worth buying some if you can't collect them- mini christmas trees are so great :) xx

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  19. Oh i can't wait to head up to the country soon and collect some pine cones!!! What wonderful images you took Emily! Why if i didn't know better you'd think it was the middle of winter! Enjoy your christmas crafting! xx

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  20. Oh lovely Em how I've missed your space! Mr. Bigpond has been a right cranky pants since a lightning strike took out the suburbs server! Such beautiful images but more importantly...such a beautiful day with your beloveds. And the christmas preparations are just so "jump up and down on the spot" inducing. We are hunting pine cones here too. And then there'll be glitter. Oh my there'll be glitter!!! Hope your week is lovely
    Steph :) x

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  21. that walk through the forest looks beautiful ... i love your words "thankful for what we've created together" your words are powerful and always so full of love x

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  22. Such dreamy photos. I love the concept of embracing rainy days rather than hiding from them :)

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  24. Beautiful pictures... nothing better than a wander with the little ones. I'm so excited about telling that story of a little one born in a smelly barn ... the best part of Christmas!

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  25. Hi Em. I just decided to visit these photos again, because they are so LOVELY. I love wandering around in bushland. I don't do it often enough.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em