away for the weekend: away for the week

Thursday, January 5, 2017

away for the week

After the hustle and bustle leading up to the holidays,
Greg and I were fortunate to enjoy a quiet week in Vermont
resting, relaxing, puttering, exploring,
turning off that 5 am alarm - yes!

I'm especially thankful that our girls were able to join us for a couple of days after Christmas
with busy lives of their own, these "everyday" moments are rare
- they just couldn't pass up a selfie with a snowy mountain background
(and I couldn't pass up sneaking a photo)

Chickadee and I shared a few peaceful moments watching the snowfall

and what would a week in Vermont be
without traipsing through the snow for yet another barn shot?
- splashes of color persevere in the winter scenery

So now it's back to my hectic workaday world
and that morning alarm
- yeah, that's okay...  kind of...
but for this week away - I am thankful beyond words

I am joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday


  1. I'm glad you like your snow.

    (I think I'll pack a lunch for the beach)

    snicker snort

    1. I'll be thinking of your beach as I ski down the mountain :-)

  2. Always good to turn off that alarm! Vermont is a gorgeous place for a bit of respite.

  3. your snow is beautiful - your girls are gorgeous (and they match)!

    you image of the barn is awesome, i like the pops of orange!!!

  4. It sounds wonderful! I love that little chickadee in the falling snow.

  5. I love this post. It was a great week.

  6. Great moments captured here! Your daughters are beautiful clearly so like their mother!
    Man, I want to toss our alarm clock out the window!!! LOL!

  7. What a perfect way to spend a week, Karen.
    Vermont is truly so beautiful in the winter.
    Actually in ANY season!!

  8. A wonderful place to restore the spirit and spend time with loved ones! Your photos are wonderful :) Beautiful daughters! xx Karen

  9. I need to return to beautiful Vermont again soon, perhaps this summer.

  10. Hello, your weekend away sounds awesome. Your daughters are beautiful! Happy New Year to you and yours.Have a happy weekend!

  11. Sounds like you and the family are having a wonderdul time. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  12. Nice to celebrate with the family and a photo of your daughters' selfie was great, Karen. We have been guilty of overdoing selfies quite a bit and have such fun with them as your family does as well. We will be in the NH White Mountains in early Feb and we are not skiers but snow shoeing is fun and hopefully nature will cooperate. We hope to make a side trip to Vermont too.

  13. They sure have beautiful smiles and look pretty in pink! LOVE the way you caught a few leaves with color in your snowy scene and the little bird is precious too! I'm sure you're getting a lot more snow with this system! Take care! Hugs, Diane

  14. Glad you enjoyed the holidays, which everyone should have in their lives to manage a healthy lifestyle. Beautiful photos and your girl’s expressions convey how things go off.


  15. Hello Karen,
    That must be nice to be there with the snow.
    Funny pictures.

    Kind regards,


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