March 29, 2017

My Favorite Winter Moments

At one point on the blog (this was the last one I could find) I used to share my favorite pictures from the previous season and a video of the clips. I caught up on videos this week, so I figured I could still share my favorite winter moments without it being too late in the game. These pictures were just some random favorites from the last few months. I had a Winter Bucket List, but I didn't cross them all off. I still did OK.

Christmas lights in our neighborhood go up early and stay up for a while. It's one of the things I love most about living in a real neighborhood instead of a tiny few blocks between a cliff and a river made up of apartments.

We spent a nice day in Bushwick checking out the street art. All the colors were so wonderful. I can't wait to get back to that part of Brooklyn - so many restaurants and bars to check out.

The New Year's Eve spot we picked this year was right on a river. It was a little further off the beaten path, but not having cell signal and hearing the river running from every bedroom was pretty magical. Also, a weekend in the woods with 5 of our favorite people and 4 of our favorite dogs - it's hard to go wrong.

We weren't going to get a tree because we didn't know how to transport it and what our holiday plans would be. One of the most gracious couples we know decided that wouldn't work and we received a tree in the mail. Literally, they found a company that would deliver us a tree with all the decorations. I almost cried. It's still in our apartment (we took the ornaments off) and we will use it again next year. Thanks Rick & Leah - you guys are a class act.

We spent a Saturday evening on a rooftop in Manhattan. It was one of the best nights I've ever had in NYC. There was a canoe, blankets, fires, glasses of red wine and so many laughs. I want to recreate this every winter forever.

We got a little live music in. We saw Chadwick Stokes (from Dispatch & State Radio) at Rough Trade in a small venue in December. It was amazing. Dispatch is touring this summer and we will probably try and get our hands on some tickets somewhere.

We finally got some snow this year. Last year was pretty pathetic in the snow department. This year, we had a few winter storms and had plenty of the pretty white stuff. The snow would sometimes melt within days, but it was still amazing.

And then we would also get some random 70 degree days where everyone played outside. We ended up spending one of those watching the sunset over the downtown skyline. Winter skies are so much prettier than any other season. This night was absolutely spectacular.

This was also the season of protests and marches and making more calls to Washington DC than I've ever even thought of in my lifetime. This is the new normal. I've learned a ton, I've had lots of eye opening conversations and I've just become a more aware person. These are moments I will never forget and I will continue to fight.

Yep, just more pretty pictures of our pretty neighborhood. Sorry, this will not get old for me anytime soon.

We also had a couple of awesome friend weekends in the mountains. We visited Hunter Mountain in February and then the Green Mountains in March. Good beer, a little snow, fires, food and friends.

Also, I finally finished that blanket I was knitting. It's the biggest thing I've ever worked on and both J & I can fit under it with both dogs. It's incredible and warm and I love it. Also, we got the game of Scrabble for Christmas and we play at least once a week and have a running score. The goal is to get to 100,000 - we figured that would keep us busy for a while.

To wrap up, here is a collection of video clips from our winter season.

Happy Spring everyone!


  1. spring is here finally! but then I heard we're supposed to get snow tonight and tomorrow. Canada needs to get it together.

  2. Yay! Missed your videos.

    Winter sunrises beat all other seasons but spring and fall are nice too. Summer sunrises are actually my least favorite.


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