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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Ground Hog Day!

I was interested in seeing that the ground hog didn't see his shadow this morning. Accuweather posted the spring forecast. I am pretty happy about it as for here on the West Coast it will be wet and cooler.
Emilie and Nik got home late last night. They had taken the kids ( Nik is a youth pastor) to winter camp.
They got snowed in and had to stay a extra day. It was a big storm. The one that is making its way across the Midwest.

What I really wanted to write about, is don't you just love the sweet little month of February? Don't you love seeing all of the Valentine things and red and white and pink and white everywhere you go? I do, I have always loved it. I loved making those envelopes out of construction paper and taping it to the front of my desk in grade school and seeing it fill up with Valentines. Remember saving the special one for a special friend? The Moms would show up with cupcakes with sprinkles and we would have our little Valentines party.

Here is a little list of things I love about February.

1. Red and white hearts.

2. Snowy weather and storms

3. Lots of birthdays to celebrate.

4. Wearing red every day. I love red.

5. It feels so nice to sit in front of a fire and hook a rug, or just stare dreamily into the fire.

6. Going to the beach.

7. Everything around here is turning green. The mountains have this lovely color of green and everything this year looks watered and happy. Compared to last year, when everything was brown and dead.

8. This one is a odd one, but I am going to add it anyway. Trials. There I said it. Trials help me keep my focus on what is important. With trials in my life, I see the small tiny bits of beauty I would other wise miss. It narrows my focus and reminds me of what is important, and keeps me from becoming ungrateful. It opens my eyes to all that I take for granted.

9. Ron, my sweet and faithful companion. Without him I would be off in never, never land. He talks me down off the ledge, it seems every day. He is patient beyond patient. Not to mention he still laughs at my jokes. Always a big plus.

10. Sunshine. As tired of it as I get in the summer, seeing it reflect off the foothills in the snow that we are surrounded by in the mountains is breathtaking. I love watching the colors, in the clouds, the breaking through and seeing a rainbow. All of it reminds me of how thankful I am to be alive. Right here, right now.

Happy February!


"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home."
-  Edith Sitwell


  1. i am glad things are greening up there and predicted to be wetter, too. enjoy your month.

  2. Hi Kim, I can't remember where in Ca. you are? WE were there two weeks ago-Carmel and loved seeing all the green. That is one thing we miss about no.Ca-the winters. We are having major snow storms this week and I am not as thrilled any more by them. Guess getting older makes shoveling more work. Loved your photos. February isn't one of my favorite months, spring used to be my favorite season but often we don't get spring until the end of May. Now my favorite time is fall.
    Enjoy your day my friend.

  3. A lovely post this morning and it's the little things that gladdens the heart. I have beautiful hearts from you to display and also from Lauren. They remind me of our friendship.

    Our groundhog saw his shadow to day so 6 more weeks of winter. This month is special since it marks a milestone for us as we will be 50 years married, hard to believe. It doesn't feel half a century has passed already so February will go really fast.

    Have a lovely February.

  4. What a lovely list of love! You have inspired me to compile one of my own which I will share soon!
    Have a blessed week!

  5. I love February, too! We have three fun birthdays (today, Sunday, and the day before Valentine's Day!) Yay!
    It is snowy here. Time for a knit and a nap! xo

  6. you and ron were made for each other, it's so apparent!! i like february too and you know how much i love the snow!!!!!

  7. This was such a sweet happy post! I know what you mean about February. I've always loved it too. Which is why I wanted to get married in February. YAY..on a cooler, wetter spring. Goodness we need it. Enjoy your day!

  8. Knee deep snow here. Not much chance of an early spring no matter what the rodents say.

  9. Sweet things to appreciate and love this month :)
    Isn't it great having a hubby that is your best friend? I know it's one of my greatest blessings; that my husband is my best friend!

    So glad that Nik and Emilie made it home safe and sound. Hope that they had a fun time .


  10. A skiff of snow fell on us today and more coming down tonight. I'm hopeful that winter will be short although often our springs bring feet of wet snow which melts off quickly.

    We have two February birthdays and soon the girls and I will be doing our traditional Valentine Making Day. It's such fun.

  11. I love your February list! I think this month is right up there in the list of my very favorites! xo Nellie

  12. What a wonderful post! I, personally, have never held the month of February (nor January for the matter) in high esteem.... It, and March, most often bring our most brutal snow storms...and there just seems so little to look forward to. But, seeing your list of things to love, I do believe I must reconsider. After all, I have always loved red... Smiles & February Hugs ~ Robin

  13. Nice post, Kim. I am with you on "trials".
    Sounds like your husband is a keeper !
    I had to laugh about your husband talking you off the ledge daily !! (Mine too !)

  14. I think my favorite from your list is #9

  15. I wish it was green here. I enjoyed your list. I think sunshine is my favorite.

  16. I love your list. We have birthdays this month also. I have put hearts all over Benjamin's door...yes, a fun month. HUGS

  17. Trials do make you draw closer to the Lord but one after another can be a little tough. I like February with hearts everywhere!!
    I loved your post.

  18. Sweet post ;)
    So happy to hear your weather forecast. You sure do need a break from the heat and drought.
    Hugs :)

  19. Do you really wear red all through February?

    I have been dealing with weeds, too -- if it rained as constantly as I wish it would, the weeds would become impossible. In fact, I think I've known that experience before!


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