Hello everyone, welcome back! As we approach the last few weeks of winter I wanted to share with you all just what it is that I love about winter myself. I know I’m not the only one out there who actually enjoys winter!!!! Where are my fellow winter lovers?
Ohkay here’s what I Love about Winter:
There are so many things to love about the snow. Its colour, its cold crisp smell, the beautiful way it makes an untouched open field look immaculate. I have a true appreciation for snow which is a good thing because here in Canada we get a lot of it. It looks wonderful and you can have loads of fun playing in it when you are a kid and even when you’re an adult too! I’ve been enjoying snowball fights and snow angels with my little one. We even attempted a snowman.
Isn’t this just beautiful?
The Cold Winter Air
There’s something different about the way the air smells in the winter. You know the way the cold air hits the back of your throat, It’s so crisp, sometimes it can be very harsh too. But there’s something so awakening about it. Except when it makes it hard to breathe. That part I can live without.
The Glistening Reflection of the White Snow/Winter Scenery
As I mentioned earlier the snow is one of the many things I enjoy about winter. Have you ever driven past a farm during the middle of winter, or past an open valley? Have you ever feasted your eyes on a wide-open field with the most perfect, untouched blanket of snow on it? Just snow, snow as far as the eyes can see. This, this is perfection, this is winter’s bliss. Sometimes I save Christmas Cards to put up as decor the following year because the scenery on some of them is just so beautiful.
Christmas is one of the holidays that takes place during the winter season along with New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s day. The holidays are just one of the many reasons I love the Winter season. I love spending time with my family during the winter season. This year we started a new tradition where my parents come to visit us on Christmas Eve! (This tradition no longer stands. We don’t live with my narcissistic ex anymore. We left and moved back in with my parents so we have a different tradition for Christmas eve now.)
So really my birthday is a couple of weeks before the season technically starts but honestly after Halloween and Remembrance Day it’s pretty much winter season in my head!!!!
I use to love making snowmen as a kid and now can’t wait to make snowmen with my own child!!! Let’s not forget Snow Angels! (We have done this and it’s so much fun. I think we like snowball fights the best so far. They get us running around together. My little one also likes to have snowball fights on the way to and from school!)
Because who doesn’t love chunky sweaters!!!!!! They’re so comfy cozy and soooooo cute.
Snuggling up by the Fireplace
We haven’t hooked up our fireplace since we moved into our new house because we’re still unpacking but I can not wait until it’s set up again! (We no longer live in that house or have that fireplace. My parents have a fireplace though and it’s quite nice to sit around.) Snuggling up by the fire is one of my favourite past times.
My Daughters’ Birthday!
My daughter is a Winter baby just like me so now every Winter I have my birthday and her birthday to look forward to which is way-way more exciting than mine! I’ve already been planning her birthday for months. This year we’re doing a big party. She has started JK so I have invited all of her friends from school and all of her friends from her old daycare and some other friends we have made along the way. Even though COVID is still looming in the shadows it’s nice to be able to do something big and exciting for her!
I love Food
The winter season brings some pretty delicious soup recipes, hearty dinner recipes and oh my goodness don’t forget the warming deserts. I love the food that comes with this time of year it’s so warming and comforting.
Nap all Day.
As a new mom napping is crucial. You know it’s actually a wonderful form of self-care. The more time for napping the better. I’m sure my Mommy Bloggers out there would agree. (I no longer get to take these glorious naps however I do enjoy getting to bed pretty early. I work during the day and I do personal tasks between my work hours I have a pretty solid drop-off and pick-up routine. By the time I’m done cooking dinner and starting the bedtime routine, im tired enough to fall asleep while putting the little one to bed most nights. If I’m not falling asleep with her, Im just having a cup of camomile tea to get me there!
Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cider, whatever warms your heart & your insides this winter season. My favourite is Coffee and Tea. On that note. Time for a coffee break.
Very similar to fall fashion, winter fashion includes layering on the clothing and accessorizing to winter protection perfection! There are so many accessories and colour palettes to choose from!
Christmas Lights especially Niagara Falls
Looking at all of the beautifully decorated houses with my family is one of my favourite Christmas past times. I also love the heart of the city when it’s decorated and covered in clean fresh snow. In Niagara Falls, Canada they have this festival of lights where they have huge light shows you drive through them and walk through some. Christmas lights are beautiful.
2-Week Winter Break
I loved this when I was a kid and still love it now. My younger sister is still in her last year of high school awaiting her university response so the winter break gives her time to come over and visit my Daughter and me. It also means when my children get older I get extra time to spend with them. Spending time with loved ones.
(Elayna is older now and she has had her first Christmas break from school and I loved it. The transition to school has been challenging and the transition back to school after Christmas break has been even more of a challenge. I took a parenting course that actually said transitions for kids can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to be properly adjusted. so if the adjustment has been a challenge for your household too, just hang in there, you got this. Also, my younger sister is no longer in high school anymore. Although she is a short time frame away from another graduation. She is graduating from McGill university and she has applied for her master’s and to do a Ph.D. She recently got home from interviewing with Harvard!!!)
No Mosquitos Fewer Bugs
I’m sure everyone just loves getting eaten alive in the summertime…
One of the most pleasant things during the winter months is the lack of insects, bugs and especially mosquitos. Those things drive me crazy
Snow Day Possibility
During the winter it’s like there’s a possibility every day of a snow day. Especially with how easily they get called these days. I remember going to school in -23 weather. Now we go under a cold warning when It’s going to be -15.
Everyone has got to love Fuzzy socks, I can’t be the only one. They just go so perfectly with the season. (This year I threw out all of my really old pairs of fuzzy socks because I am trying to become a minimalist and since I got rid of all of them, I was pretty happy about the beautiful pack of 6 pairs my mom got me for Christmas. They’re a lot softer than my previous pairs and they’re absolutely adorable.)
Cool Tone Makeup Stuff
I love love love the makeup changes that come with Winter. There are so many different things you can do and so many different things that you can gain inspiration from.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a completely abnormal person and there are many things I hate about Winter too but these are just some of the endless reasons I love winter. I hope I started to win you over at some point because with all these awesome reasons to love Winter, it must be taking all your energy to hate it still!
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Whats your favorite things about the winter? Let me know in the comments section below. And while you’re at it check out one of my latest post!