At first light one midweek morning in early December, I was sat working at my computer.
It’s one of my favourite hours. Before everyone has woken, the house is still, and it’s just me, with 60 minutes of quiet headspace and a jump-start on my to-do list.
We hadn’t been following the weather forecast, so it was a huge surprise to glance toward the doors to my right and catch the snowfall, coming down thick and fast.
The boys were just waking up, and they’d been hoping for snow for the longest time.
Technically, I don’t think this is actually Rory’s first snow. But it’s the first snow since he has been old enough to remember.
I shared this video on Instagram earlier this month. It’s part of a longer vlog hosted on my Youtube channel, created as part of my December day in the life video series. I love that because I was in the habit of daily vlogging this month, I had my cameras right next to me and was able to hit record in the moment.
I love this video because I think it captures our family life just as it is. I love the boys playful excitement and Rory’s sheer joy to be out in the snowfall. I love that it captures our everyday – yes, Sam is sleeping on the floor in Otto’s room, you’ll usually find one of us in there on any given night!
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I’ve had this strange feeling this December. That perhaps this Christmas might be our peak Christmas. Will it continue to get more exciting year on year? Or are 7 and 4 years old THE most magical ages for Christmas and all the traditions that come along with it?
I don’t know. But I definitely felt I should have my camera out a lot this month, to document this moment in our family’s story. Just in case.