Monday, January 07, 2013

From Our Travels... the Poconos

Monday, January 07, 2013
On one of our travels this winter vacation we went to Mt Pocono. My aunt and cousins live there and it was such perfect timing. The day after we arrived was a snow storm, which was lovely being that S and I haven't seen snow in years. 
We played in the snow with my cousins like little kids, sledding down their yard, making a snow man, and drinking lots of tea to warm our selves up afterwards. While we warmed up we watched tons of movies that I didn't get to see in theaters like Spiderman and Premium Rush. Speaking of movies, did anyone see Django Unchained? I love Quentin Tarantino, but I was still blown away at how completely engaging his movies are, just like this one. 
It snowed all day while we were there which was just fine. The roads weren't plowed until the next morning when we were off to our next visit. 
It was such a treat to see snow again, especially catching the snowflakes and having them melt into my warm hands. But I quickly realized how my socks from Florida are not made for up north. After being outside for 5 minutes my toes were numb. My aunt lent me her wool socks and oh my, they were so cozy! 
It was so nice to spend time with family. Three of my cousins are my bridesmaids, so we talked a lot about the wedding, the dresses they were going to wear, and the details of that weekend. It's scary how close it is (four months!) and how much there is still to do. Before I know it, the weekend will be here. Being that the new year has just recently arrived, t's a bit overwhelming to think how different our lives will be 6 months from now, 1 year from now, 2 years from now. We have so much going on with me graduating, us getting married, me getting my first full time job, possibly moving to Chicago... There are so many changes in these years. It's exciting, and yet quite scary at the same time. If we do move to Chicago, the first thing I'm buying are wool socks.
Adieu, Yelle

17 comments :

  1. Wow a lot of exciting changes! Best of luck! What a wonderful snowflake on your finger there! :0

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  2. Wool socks are the bomb ^^! This year sounds like it is going to be awesome!

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  3. strangely enough i did see django (i went to the theater twice over the holidays!). soooo good, i just loved it!!! you have so much going on. i can't believe your wedding is only four months away! i want some insider scoop . . . will you maybe be blogging about it as it gets closer?

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  4. The pictures of the snow are gorgeous!
    I seriously need to get it together and go find some snow...I've never seen it!

    Have a wonderful week, girl :)
    xo

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  5. Django was amazing. My boyfriend and I went to see it this past weekend, and seriously couldn't believe how uptight the very packed theatre was!! Early on, we were the only people laughing. It's like nobody there had ever seen a Tarantino film before!!! We both loved it though, and talked about it/quoted it plenty the next couple days, haha!

    Ohh, snow does seem quite the treat when you've been without it for so long. Not that I would know from experience, I find it totally bizarre to only have snow part of the winter, but I live in this little nook where weather seems to skip over us. Still, this is Canada, how are people supposed to believe we live in igloos without the snow?! Chicago is a lovely city, much of my American family lives there, and I always love going to visit!

    --Erin

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  6. Wow, that place is beautiful!
    Wool socks are awesome. I have one pair and they are about wore out lol!

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  7. Ah, Chicago! We've lived there for 3 years and are hoping to return someday! Best city ever! xxx

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  8. Teehee, silly Floridians! Us Northeasters always have a good pair of thick wooly socks on hand. You never know when you'll need them! It's going to be such an exciting year for you guys. I've never been to Chicago, can you believe it? I can live vicariously through you if you guys do end up moving there!

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  9. This is sooo pretty! Love the snowflake on your glove. I'm glad to hear your trip was grand.
    P.s. happy new year!

    Melissa
    Http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

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  10. Isn't snow the best! These pictures look like so much fun! Absolutely loving this post :)
    And wool socks are a definite must if you move to Chicago!
    xo TJ

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  11. I love the picture of the trees.
    I also can't believe you're almost married. You're talking about all of the changes that are about the happen, but I find myself reflecting on the changes that have already happened. We haven't spoken in a long time and it feels like we've all grown up so much this past year. You planning your wedding, me buying a house and teaching... possibly starting a graduate program soon.
    It's all so crazy this thing, life.
    :)
    Blanka.

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  12. I love giants snows that leave lots of thick snow everywhere. It looks like you had a wonderful trip and made lots of fun memories.

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  13. Wedding talk - that is what I did all throughout the holidays!! When is your wedding!? I need to embed this info in my brain!!

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  14. Snow snow snow!! I MISS snow! So glad you got to have fun and play in it. And yay - wedding plans! Ah! Planning your own wedding is just so much fun. Glad you got to spend time with your bridesmaids and talk about it. So exciting!

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  15. So much snow, white and sunshine - just like in a childhood story :)

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  16. Your photos are so so lovely!

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  17. Love your pictures and blog!

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post... Geometric sequins. I would love to read what you think.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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