I thought I would take more photos of winter. But some days it has been too cold to go outside. So our winter photos are taken of each other and the smiles and fun we share being inside.
Sometimes I sneak out early in the morning after freshly fallen snow, with my boots on and Ali’s winter jacket over my pajamas, and make fresh tracks in our garden. First on the deck and then make a path to the tree. I take upclose photos and marvel in each unique snowflake. Everything is quiet.
I walk back into the house after taking all the different angles of the trees against the blue sky, covered in white powder, and I find my two favorite people giggling at something silly. Or seriously focused on playing , just before the laughter erupts.
And for those moments, the chill of winter warms my heart.