November 22, 2013

first snow

I woke up this morning and groggily looked out the window to see snow. Like a little kid on Christmas, I grabbed my camera and ran outside to photograph it. The first snow is always so exciting to me, even if nothing really accumulates and it's all gone a few hours later. That's what happened today, actually, and now our parking lot is one big sheet of ice and frozen leaves. I usually like to keep a tally of how many times I beat the ice during the winter, so it's Anna: 1, Ice: 0 for right now. I'm the biggest klutz, so that will probably change soon...

I'm making it a point to get some Nutella and some peanut butter when we go grocery shopping this week. My hot cocoa cravings are out of control, and I prefer hot cocoa made on the stove with a few add-ins. I'll probably share a few of my concoctions here as I develop a new recipe for this winter. (Nutella hot chocolate was the 2011 favourite, and peanut butter got a gold star for 2012.) Do you guys do crazy things with your hot chocolate?

Also, I surpassed 10,000 pageviews sometime last night. Thank you guys so much for reading my blog. :)


  1. i only just started playing around with hot chocolate "experiments" haha. we'll see what i come up with :)

    these photos are nice... i particularly like the second and fourth one down. beautiful light. what kind of camera do you use?

    i, too, love the first snow of the year. we live in maine where it's crazy cold (like Wisconsin... Wisconsin may actually be colder) and it's so exciting when it snows for the first time! i will also have to document that this year. congrats on reaching 10,000 page views! your blog is great.

    1. Currently I'm shooting with a Canon EOS Rebel Digital XSi with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens. :)

  2. Oo! I love these pictures! I can't wait till we get our first snow here, it's so pretty. Also, love those shoes!