12 Days of Solstice: Day 1

This is my favorite time of winter, when we take a few moments each day, for the next 12 days, to celebrate the changing of the seasons, another year around the sun, and finding our way out of the darkness and into the light.

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Normally, our celebration begins on the eve of the Winter Solstice, but we all decided that after two weeks of being cooped up indoors, we needed a reason to rejoice!

Today, the thermometer rose above zero for the first time in far too long.  With a fresh blanket of snow, healthy babes and warm woolen mittens, we spent the afternoon at the sledding hill.  It felt so good to run and play and feel the warm sun on our cheeks!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun!
    Yesterday here : -30C so, no sleeding! And we haven't gone out for a week now. I can't wait for the weather to calm down a bit!

  2. Oh What joy! to feel the cold wind in our faces...glorious :D) m.b.

  3. Beautiful sunrise/sunset!

    1. Sunset... It was absolutely gorgeous and kept changing with every passing moment!