the time we got snowed in at a lake house…on Jeremy’s birthday!

We meet all kinds of wonderful people through the work that we do. And sometimes, those wonderful people are gracious and generous enough to tell us they would like us to come stay at their lakehouse whenever we need some time away as a family.

So, upon hearing that a horrifically large snowstorm was about to hit the Midwest, and already having planned a surprise trip for Jeremy’s birthday to the lakehouse, I told him about it a day early and we packed up the house, loaded the car, grocery shopped, and upon the kid’s arrival home from school, we were ready to drive into the country to stay at the lakehouse, and get snowed in just in time for Jeremy’s birthday.

The kids could hardly contain their excitement when we pulled up and announced “we are staying here for the next few days and you don’t have to go to school tomorrow!!!” school was cancelled for several days, and we woke up to snow…lots and lots and lots of snow!!

The time in the quiet, the sights of snow falling out of every big picture window for days on end, time to read books and have chats, hot baths, games, wood fires that Jeremy gladly kept going, cuddles with our boys and each other, lovely homemade meals, a celebratory birthday pipe smoke (for the man), exploring in the woods around the lake, and no way of getting out and back to the city for a few nights were just a few of the highlights of this much needed respite.

Here’s just a little of what we loved about those few days.

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celanie it is amazing to see the little boy we all prayed so hard for, so full of smiles and sunshine…and surrounded by such loving big brothers. 🙂April 14, 2013 – 2:24 am

Athens This makes me sl ridiculously happy. Those images of the brothers and Zion in the tub?!? Gah! So lovey you guys!

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XxooApril 9, 2013 – 3:16 am

Claudine Wow, Zion looks so old! Truly wonderful images! I can practically here their joy in the tub!April 4, 2013 – 1:38 am

Fiona Gohari-Aazami These images quite honestly thawed the corners of my heart. No words are needed. Truly beautiful, the whole series is utterly delightful and truly warming.March 14, 2013 – 11:16 pm

Hannah Nicole magical. I love how you guys see and celebrate those simple honest moments. 🙂March 9, 2013 – 6:22 am

sharon gorgeous – looks like such a special time! Zion is adorable as always and looks so grown up 🙂March 6, 2013 – 5:28 pm

sharon these are gorgeous! looks like such a special time 🙂 Zion looks so grown up, adorable!March 6, 2013 – 5:27 pm

Keri B Thank you for capturing the sweetness of family. I love how I feel like I know you and your crew of 4 boys (3 little; one big) just from the photos and your words. THank you for inspiring me to pick up my camera more to capture our own magic. To make me want to continue to take classes; watch videos; use more negative space; upload and edit; and share them. This time can’t be got back and it is precious. So glad yours is filled with so much love.
Thank you!March 4, 2013 – 11:56 am

Kath I love every single picture. I felt like i was right there…what a beautiful time. happy birthday jeremy:)March 3, 2013 – 10:38 am

Annie Oh my gosh. This is so so so so wonderful! Happy birthday Jeremy! xxxMarch 3, 2013 – 7:12 am

jessi the bathtub pics!! 🙂March 3, 2013 – 3:54 am

Trisha GORGEOUS photos.March 3, 2013 – 3:54 am

nate wow friends, these images are so beautiful in every way. happy birthday jeremy, you truly are a blessed man.March 3, 2013 – 2:12 am

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