When I was picking Ellee up from school this afternoon, I marveled at how strange it wast to see the light snow that was falling to the ground.  If my memory serves me right, I don’t remember having snow last year till January.  That being said, it really was pretty and kind of cute to think it was actually snowing mid-November.  The forecast earlier in the day called for Long Island to get less than an inch, so I didn’t think much of it.

A few hours later, we were kind of in what felt like a full blown snow storm.

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Seeing the golden colors of fall, covered in the cold white of winter was a pretty beautiful contrast.

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A few brave members of our family decided to run outdoors to get a closer look.

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So of course I grabbed my camera to capture the moment because as a photographer, that is what I love to do.  Life seems to go by too quickly these days, and I’m realizing that if I’m not purposeful in capturing it, it just passes me by.  Also, if you look closely in the picture below, one of them was a bit crazier (and colder) than the others.

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After hearing how bad the roads were, and seeing the inches slowly start to accumulate, Jeremy decided to cancel Youth Group, in lieu of our Snow Night.  Which was disappointing, but necessary for safety’s sake.

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And even though we were looking forward to hanging out with our amazing teens, it did give us the chance to enjoy dinner all together (which can be rare when you factor in church ministries and volleyball practices) and then a nice cozy night at home.  It also gave me the chance to sit down and write on my blog, which something that I’ve missed doing these past months.  I’ll be honest, it’s been busy, thankfully all with good things.  But I am going to try to be better about sharing because in all reality, despite the ups and downs, there are so many good things to share and this is what I want to do.

Life is full of blessings.  There are always things that bring joy and always things to be grateful for.  As we near Thanksgiving, it’s so good to take time to reflect on these truths.  Thanks for taking time to read this tonight and I’ll write more again soon!

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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