Thursday, November 10, 2011

mr. b's first snow.

Well, friends, despite the fact that the sunshine is currently reflecting off the pretty yellow leaves on the tree in the front yard, it happened. It S-N-O-W-E-D today. As much as I dislike snow, even I have to wear a smile when I see the first big flakes fall from the sky (especially because I knew it wouldn't stick to the ground for long and would be melted by tomorrow!). The first snow of the season reminds me of the happy times that are ahead: celebrating Christmas, sitting in our warm house sipping coffee in the morning while we watch the snow fall, wearing sweatshirts and sweatpants, and all sorts of other good things.

But this year the snow meant something else: Mr. Beacon Puppy's first snowfall!

He loved it.

Here he is trying to bite the snowflakes. It's like it was playing a game or something.

And here he is being the cutest puppy ever catching snowflakes on his tongue! 

Rob and I are currently reading the book Cold Tangerines, by Shauna Niequist. It is an awesome book. If you've never read it, you should. The tag line for the book is: "Celebrating the extraordinary nature of everyday life." I feel like we did that today by celebrating Mr. B's first snow - celebrating the little things that would be overlooked by so many...but make us stop and smile and say: "Thanks, God, for this awesome life and all the good things you've given us."


  1. Very anxious to meet Beacon! Still hard for me to believe that you, Stephanie, have fallen head over heels for a dog! :)

  2. Loved the book. Think it's great that you and Mr. Beacon Puppy got to experience the first snowfall today!!