Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Lull Between












How are you dear friends? Did you enjoy the last few days? Are you feeling the lull that happens this time of year, the lull that allows you to sink into your days and soak up the goodness around you? We sure are, and it has been lovely. Time has been spent with family and friends, there have been quiet moments at home, just the three of us, and of course, time in nature, wandering with no purpose at all except to just be.

These in between days are the ones I look forward to, they are slow and simple, and don't require much of me, or us. There are still things to do around this little homestead, chickens to feed, a dog to walk, and of course meals to cook, but the in between times, where there is nothing to do, those are being soaked up and truly enjoyed.

In the days ahead there are plans to visit with friends, there will be lots of time spent at home, and I am looking forward to a little solo hike in the woods, my chance to connect to myself, and my thoughts as I let go of 2014 and welcome 2015.

Wishing you all the best as you soak up the last of the holiday season, and get ready to welcome a new year.

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  1. ...the chance to connect with myself... what a gift to be given a moment to do just that. So good to know that your holiday season was just what you expected, and more than you hoped :0) be at peace... mari

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    1. It was a lovely gift Mari, that I gave to myself this morning. So nice to walk among the trees and reflect about the year that was, and think a little about what I hope to manifest for 2015.

      xo

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  2. Beautiful photos!
    I am looking forward to connect with myself too, to be aware about the end of this year and the beginnings of the new one.

    Have a nice week!

    Lluisa xoxo

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    1. Thank you. It is a special time of year, filled with so much hope. Thank you, wishing the same for you. xo

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  3. Beautiful! I'm loving these do nothing but what comes to mind days!

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  4. Such sweet photos, your little man is so cute! I'm so glad it has been a great holiday for you- I hope you find so much more time to soak up, and enjoy. I always admire the way you take time to celebrate and reflect on days and moments, it's always such a calming reminder.

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. I am a little biased, but I do agree with you :) Hope you guys enjoyed your holiday, and the in between days.

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  5. I am loving these days as well. No work for me, no school for Finn.... we have been lazy (spending lots of time in our pajamas) and loving it!

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    1. Sounds wonderful Taryn. Hope there are more days like that ahead for you guys. xo

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  6. goodness yes, I am very much enjoying this week full of slowness and quiet, exhales and very few expectations and plans. it has been pajamas for most of the days, only a quick change for solo runs in the woods. lots of chai and finishing off treats while slowly getting back to my more typical whole foods and predominantly gluten free food choices. but first, there remain a few cinnamon buns ;)

    so glad to hear you're having a lovely week~
    cheers from NC, xo

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    1. Enjoy those cinnamon buns Amanda :) xo

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  7. I'm glad you guys are enjoying this down time, sounds like a wonderful week ahead... i'm missing your snow a bit :)

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    1. We are missing our snow too...it seems Mother Nature has a different idea of what winter should look like this year. We have our fingers crossed for a big dump soon, the little man wants to try out his new snowshoes :)

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  8. I really like the color of Reece's hat. Is it the Taproot pattern?
    There doesn't seem to be much snow with you, is that normal for this time of year?
    Sounds like you are having a lovely relaxing time. We have had a lovely family christmas as my husbands clients cancelled last minute so he got to stay home with us!
    Enjoy your solo hike (I had one with just my dog this afternoon)

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    1. Thank ,and yes it is the Taproot pattern. I knit one for each of us this year for Winter Solstice. Fun knit.

      Not much snow at all. We usually have quite a bit by now, but this year Mother Nature isn't cooperating. We have our fingers crossed we will get some soon, if not a little trip north will be planned so we can play in some snow.

      I enjoyed my hike this morning, perfect day to soak in some me time. It was lovely. Happy to hear you got out too. And what a lovely last minute cancellation, so happy you could all spend time together.

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  9. As always, such beautiful photos and calmness here at your lovely website.

    Tara

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  10. I'm so happy this time is such a peaceful one for you and your family. We have been enjoying much of the same. A few plans here an there, lots of enjoying nature and family. Lots of quiet moments just mom and dad while the kiddos calmly sleep away the afternoon, a little spent from all the excitement this time brings. I've actually started knitting a scarf for myself if you can believe that!

    Wishing you a wonderful end to the year. Enjoy these moments as you are preparing for next year. <3

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    1. Sounds lovely Yanic, and yay for knitting!!!! Can't wait to see it.

      Enjoy the rest of this year, and all the best as we move into 2015. xo

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  11. Reece's hat looks wonderful! Happy New Year and enjoy these quiet days. I know we are doing the same here. Just relaxing and spending time around the house together.

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    1. Thanks Rosemarie, it turned out get, and fits him so well. Love that pattern. Thank you, we will, and same to you. xo

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  12. Is it weird that I love winter landscapes as much as summery leafy ones? There is such stark beauty in winter.
    We are enjoying the lull, recharging and resting. Planing and reflecting. ok, may be the planning is just me .. the reflecting is hubby as he looks at the bank account online!

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    1. I totally agree, and the amount of photos on my camera prove it :)

      Haha, at least he is doing the reflecting, the planning part is the good stuff. Enjoy!

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  13. I love this lull time, my kids are home-I've enjoyed the visit and now I'm itching to clean the table, house and pack away the decorations (I will start the first or second).

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    1. Sounds wonderful Karen, soak it all up!

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  14. Sounds so very lovely! We're still enjoying our time with Jeff's family here on the east coast. We were hoping for some snow, but it's been warmer here than it is on the west coast!! Happy "lull days" ahead!

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    1. It has been Summer. So happy you guys are enjoying your time out east. Happy New Year to you, and safe travels back home.

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  15. Such lovely, peaceful, photos. Yes, we are enjoying this lull. Hopefully this year we can stretch it out a bit longer.

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    1. It was a lovely spot to hike, our first time there. We are definitely going back. Can't wait to see it in the summer, although it is bear territory, so we will have to be cautious :)

      We are stretching it out as long as we can, hope you can too!

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  16. Beautiful photos. We're in the midst of preparing to welcome in the new year. I've enjoyed our relaxing days since Christmas.

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    1. Thank you. Enjoy your New Year celebrations :)

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  17. the lulls are my absolute favorite time of this season.

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  18. Love that photo of Reece in his hat with the cheeky smile! So glad your holidays have been happy and peaceful.

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    1. Thanks, it was a fun capture, and I totally didn't expect to get it, but I did! Hope yours have been the same.

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