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Weekend in Photos // Winter Lake Days

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's bizarre, to simultaneously feel completely hopeless about one thing and so incredibly blessed about everything else. But I think that's just how life is sometimes.

To say that we stayed in this weekend would be an understatement. On Saturday afternoon Rob, Sean, and I ventured out to the mall to do some Christmas shopping and literally bought one thing before looking at puppies and then going home. Not productive. At home, we watched movies and ate a huge seafood dinner of scallops, lobster, and shrimp with my parents. We sat on the couch by the fire on Sunday morning and drank tea. Sunday afternoon brought a cooking marathon between my mother and I, and then Rob and I took a walk down to the dock and sat on the boat for a while.

I spent so many moments this weekend looking around me and feeling overwhelmed with gratitude. This family, this man, this food and these things that I sometimes take for granted without a thought. I feel so, so lucky for this life I've been given.


  1. My Mum and I were talking about this tragedy this morning, and reflecting on how truly lucky we are to be safe and sound and near the ones we love. The every day little moments, the sounds of the ones we love moving in the background, the knowing that someone is due home from work any minute - we take these for granted until we realise that not everyone is so lucky.
    Hug the ones you are with.

    1. We are so lucky! Thanks for the thoughtful comment!

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  3. What a beautiful post, we should always reflect on how blessed we are for the little and big things in life.

    xo, Kenzie


  4. i love all these pictures, but i especially love the one of your mom!! she looks so pretty and relaxed!

  5. I really love the last one of you and Rob. Beautiful! I'm glad you had a peaceful weekend. Did you buy me a puppy?

  6. What a great weekend...Even if you kind of blew the shopping trip! ;)

    I have been feeling the same way...Happy for me and all of my blessings and yet sad for those around me whose season isn't nearly as bright.

  7. You two look so cute together, what a beautiful picture!



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