Thursday, June 19, 2014

༺ Winter’s Quest ༻

Along the banks of the river, leaves drift and fall | Lavender & Twill 

Winter dreaming | Lavender & Twill

Cherry red for a cheerful winter's day | Lavender & Twill

Jewel tones create a striking color pallette | Lavender & Twill

Bow laces are a lovely bit of pouff | Lavender & Twill

In the middle of the day, when the sun is shining so brightly, it’s sort of hard to believe that winter is here already. And then it gets dark around 5:00pm and it’s freezing and grey the next day, so yes…
Winter has most certainly arrived.  And so it ‘tis the time for our annual winter quest! The shorter days can rather chaff with busy family schedules, but it is well worth it when the snow season kicks off full blast. (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ ❄*:・゚

In case you haven’t already guessed, our family is quite keen on our snow sports ~ the Mister and I are both obsessive snowboarders. It’s actually quite romantic.

You see, when we first met up, we didn’t know each other all that well. We used to be friends, but had lost touch with each other for many years. We accidentally met up again through a mutual friend and hung out a bit, but that was it. Then as winter approached, I had mentioned that I really wanted to learn snowboarding. {At this stage I hadn’t realized that the Mister was such a keen boarder, but I soon found that out!}

Anyways, a long story short, he offered to teach me how to ride, and I accepted. We went down to Jindabyne for a three day weekend on the slopes. By dint of extremely stubborn determination to not let the Mister see me fail {despite an overly tender posterior from spending most of my time on my derriere} I managed to catch on to the basics whilst getting well and truly bitten with the powder bug.

That was the beginnings of a very sweet relationship and three months later he was asking me to marry him! And we all know how that turned out...  (~ ヮ •)   Now the Mister and I generally go every year, as we both thoroughly enjoy the snow that brought us together.
。⁎ ゚・:*❄*:・゚⁎ 。♡~ (。◕‿◕。)

So I eagerly await the advent of this year’s snow season, and hold my breath until we get that first big dump so we can hit the slopes. It’s going to be epic! Do you enjoy snow sports? Or do you prefer to admire the white stuff from a distance?



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Red-y To Go Cardigan | Thrifted
Plaid Picnic Vintage 50’s Dress | eBay
Sweet Fox Brooch | Little Happy Stitches, Etsy
Ruby Belt | Thrifted
Navy Stockings | Kmart
No Place Like Home Heels | Rivers, Old

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  1. After the awful winter we had here in the US this year, I like admiring snow from a distance... a very large distance... like from several counties over. ;) But I love your snowboarding story! That's so sweet!

    Also, I adore your dress. Such a perfect fall/winter pattern!


    1. Oooh, I don't blame you. It got pretty crazy over in the States I believe. I have heard the stories, but of course, can't really imagine it as we never get anywhere near those amounts. : )

      Yes, I was so happy to find this dress; the jewel tones go so well in my wardrobe.

  2. What a sweet story. My husband and I also had our romance blossom on a ski trip, but my romance with snow sports did not! I love the snow, but I don't like hurtling down slopes at speed! For the moment I'll stick to sculpting it, walking in it, and admiring it from over a hot chocolate, but I have promised to give it another (3rd) try one day.

    I hope the snow season is a good one for you!

    1. Cute! Too bad you couldn't find your inner racer, but walking in it and admiring the snow are perfectly nice things to do as well. And you can never get too much hot chocolate! (> U <)

  3. What sweet photos! I don't do any winter sports but Ive always wanted to snowboard! I really would love to learn how! Is it difficult?

    1. Snowboarding has a steeper learning curve than skiing, so on one hand, yes - it is difficult. I learnt to ski in a morning, and by the afternoon was doing small jumps and skiing backwards(!). But snowboarding took me the full three days and a heck of a lot more determination to break through that wall. It is hard. But also extremely rewarding, and personally, I find it way more fun that skiing. So I think it depends on what you like. :D

  4. What a sweet, special story. I'm a total romantic and always enjoy hearing about how couples came to be.

    In the healthier days of my youth, I was very keen on winter sports (one pretty much is by default here in Canada :D), particularly figure skating and tobogganing, but these days, I just enjoy watching everything from skiing to bobsledding from afar.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Yes, I imagine it would be very hard not to be involved in some winter sport or another over winter in Canada. There would be so many different possibilities, something for everyone.

      Here it's very much a thing that only a few people get involved in due the expense and difficulty of reaching any snow. We think it's so worth it though and have both been wanting to snowboard in Canada for years now!



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