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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunshine for the Soul

Yesterday we had this amazing 60 degree, warm, sunny day in January. IN JANUARY! It was awesome. And so not normal. And honestly? It probably wasn't until lunchtime when I realized just how nice it actually was out.

As Emeline was napping I started cleaning up the house--opening windows, letting fresh air in, cleaning up the deck a little bit, and opening all the blinds. I kind of got that little bounce in my step back. The dullness of winter gives me the funk, man. I felt like the sunshine and nice weather kind of breathed life back into my bones. Dramatic? Maybe. But a little vitamin d was much needed.

After a few hours I decided to wake Emeline up and take her to the park. I know, I broke The Rule and woke her because I just knew she would LOVE to run around at the park. And giirrrrrrrl was excited. About as excited as her momma.
Let's note: That is my bag on my hip, NOT my big butt. My butt is big but not that big ;)                                                   I *love* when she holds my hand.



She decided she wanted to graduate to the big girl swing. Sigh.

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We had a really great day. It was much needed.

A little sunshine for the soul, indeed.

29 comments:

  1. She is so cute! We've had a few days in the 50's and 60's and the kids and I have gone for a walk each afternoon. The fresh air and little bit of exercise is good for my soul. I can't wait for spring!

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  2. amazing weather!! in Florida, we haven't had winter at all. Everyday is a beautiful 70. An insane not normal winter for sure.

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  3. Soooo cute! Her hair is really getting long too!

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  4. I am soooo jealous you got to play outside. I'm anxiously awaiting this. :)

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  5. I'm the same way with the sunshine. NEED.

    I grew up in AZ and moving to Pittsburgh has been, well, let's be honest. Hell. for winter time for me.

    Love the holding hands. ♥

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  6. Bring on the Spring...I'm so ready for it. She sure is precious...can't get over how OLD she is looking! She's such a big girl. And she looks just like her pretty Momma! :)

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  7. Love that picture of her holding your hand, so sweet

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  8. I love how she holds her bottom lip with her teeth. That's adorable! Sunshine is indeed good for the soul! I can't wait for spring! Great pictures, as always!

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  9. Ummm....don't you mean vitamin D??? :) I'm LOVING this warm weather too. What are the odds we can make it til April with hardly anymore snow?? I wish. Eme is adorbs with her big girl ponytail!!

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  10. She's big enough for the big girl swing! Make it stop. Such a cutie.

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  11. Great pictures dear! Totally LOVING this weather =)

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  12. I am right there with you! Winter tends to make me feel blah way too much. Although we don't get nice days in January like ever. I miss the park.

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  13. So glad to hear the sun is gracing you all even up north! It really does help lift the spirits during winter. And, for real, Eme's hair is getting so long!

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  14. It has been a really warm winter! I love it! Your daughter is adorable!!

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  15. Oh my goodness! She looks so big on the big girl swing! So glad y'all were able to enjoy some nice weather!

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  16. I cannot wait for our first nice day like that. It's wayyyyy warmer than seasonally normal, but not yet park warm.

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  17. Big girl swing!!? How'd she get so big already?? I need to introduce the big swing to Noah. It's like stuffing a 5 yr old into a seat meant for a 1 yr old. lol.
    Great pictures!

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  18. Precious! Sunshine is good for the soul!

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  19. Sun can seriously work some magic. That Vitamin D has super powers. Glad you guys are out enjoying it!!

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  20. I am blwon away by the weather lately.. Kind of makes me all giddy inside!

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  21. Good ole Ohio had great weather too! I feel ya on the much needed vit D. Love me some sunshine!!

    Oh my Emeline looks like a big girl!

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  22. Great photos, looks like you had a beautiful day!

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  23. oh my gosh she's getting so big! big girl swings rock, glad you guys had fun!

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  24. Your girl is just GORGEOUS!!!!! Seriously. Like it should be a sin.

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  25. Eme is looking SO BIG! Slow down :)

    LOVE the sunny weather :)

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  26. It's been so gorgeous here that we have gone to the park the last two days! And Eme looks JUST like you in that second to last pic!

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  27. Haha! I just posted park pictures too! This weather is insane and it's gorgeous! I'm with you, winter does bad things to my psyche so I am lurving this. Glad y'all had fun!!

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  28. Love the pictures! Emeline is so cute! So proud of her graduating to the big girl swing. lol! So cute! Love her hair :)

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  29. Gorgeous pics!!
    I couldn't believe how nice the weather was, beautiful!

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