You started out a bit of a stinker, with your bitter winds and snowy drifts keeping us housebound for dayssssss beyond the breaking point. But I will give you this - you redeemed yourself by providing oodles of free time spent cuddled up indoors devouring stacks and stacks of reads, playing dress up, catching up on long forgotten projects, and crafting our little hearts out. Oh, and binging (bingeing?) on Netflix shows. There was definitely that. When we did brave your cold, we were in awe of your simple beauty - the magical way the (rare) sunshine shimmied through the icicles on the trees and the snowy trails of deer tracks through the backyard. Even on your hard-ish days, you were filled to the brim with the good stuff - smiles shared, the giggles during bath time, warm handmade hats from dear friends, and dinnertime sillies just to name a few. So thanks a bunch, January, for the memories we now get to tuck away for keeps. And for keeping us on our toes by kicking off 2014 with some unexpected, but happy twists.
Until next year! xo
*A handful of blogging gals I read always write letters at the end of each month. I think it's the perfect way to remember, reflect, and wrap things up with words and photos! So this is the start of me tying up each month with a bow in 2014.*