Thirty Minutes in the Life {November}

This month offered us a sweet and very unexpected surprise.

Sure, it’s November.  It’s not that out of the ordinary.  But really?  It’s only November.  We usually have to wait until December and sometimes even Christmas before it happens.

We heard rumors that it was going to happen.  Some predicted it.  Others doubted it.  Most dreaded it.

We watched and waited.  It started out slow.  A flake here and another there.  And then, out of nowhere, it happened.  Snowflakes here and there and everywhere.

The predictions proved true. . .

We had a snow day.
(Our neighbor dog likes to visit.)

I am not ashamed to admit that I anticipate snow days with the excitement of a child.  I peek out the window several times during the night saying silent prayers, please just give us one day.


I love when we get snow days (or as I like to call them “bonus days”.)  It’s kind of like finding a $20 bill left in your winter coat from last winter.  Or receiving a card in the mail from a friend “just because”.  Snow days are a surprise gift that offer endless memory making opportunities.
Hot chocolate is emptied from cups like water on a hot summer day.  Transitions from fireside to hillside happen at perfectly paced intervals.  Snow days are the perfect ingredient to break up the monotony of schedules and we do our best to do them well.

There is only one thing that can make a snow day better–

A birthday on a snow day.  Miss Meadow was able to celebrate her third birthday with big brother and sister home. All. Day. Long.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Here’s to 30 Minutes in the snow. . .

Please take a moment to check out 30-Minutes in the Life of Remington, Virginia Photographer, Karen Hunt of Karen Hunt Photography. 
  • Colleen Putman - Oh my goodness I looooved that post!!! How magical that Meadow got a snow day to celebrate her birthday 🙂 That pink balloon against the all white backdrop?! Awesome!!!November 24, 2014 – 5:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Julia Cooke - Oh you lucky people!! I love a snow day and we never get snow like that in Istanbul. It just seems to clear everything up and freshen your thoughts. I love the pops of colour in these pictures. The compositions and the different snowy textures are completely marvelous. And the close ups of your daughters and cinematic: so full of story and emotion and epic beauty. How cool to have a birthday balloon in the snow too. Perfect!!November 24, 2014 – 6:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary Slone - this is so fabulous. I loved every single second of it. It really makes me miss Ohio. We got excited here in Mississippi because we got like .10 inch of snow. hahaha I LOVE the color pops against all that white! I'm just like you with snow days — guess I never grew out of it!! So fun for Meadow to get to have a day with everyone for her birthday. Little blessings. <3November 24, 2014 – 7:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Summer, every image you capture is just more breathtaking than the next!! I absolutely love the windswept image of your older daughter. WOW! Just stunning…all of them!November 25, 2014 – 12:52 amReplyCancel

  • Karen Hunt Photography - Happy Birthday to Meadow. I just love that huge balloon, and she looks like she is going to get swallowed up in all that snow. I love the snow days, they are definitely a bonus, however not the biggest fan of the cold wet snow itself. As always your words are just the icing on the cake on these beautiful images. Love them all so very much.November 25, 2014 – 1:09 amReplyCancel

  • Sharleen - Happy Birthday Ms Meadow. What a special treat. I like a snow day – but longer than a day and I am not happy. It is too cold. I am complaining down south that it is chilly – I cannot imagine what it is like up your way. I love how the balloon stands out against the snow. But oh Summer, the black and white image of your daughter is just stunning, as is the similar color version. So beautiful – Thank you for sharing your stories I love them.November 25, 2014 – 2:39 amReplyCancel

  • Sophie - Eeek I lost my post! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEADOW!!! I just adore these, I could never get perfect exposure in the snow so I'm totally in awe! The colours are divine and that last balloon shot, swoon! Such a beautiful set of photos (and that looks SO fun) xxxNovember 25, 2014 – 1:21 pmReplyCancel

  • threeflowersblog - Fabulous! So different from the usual warmth of your work but in a really good way! Adore how the colours pop against the white and the pink balloon is just brilliant! Looks like Meadow had a marvellous time on her birthday!November 25, 2014 – 2:54 pmReplyCancel

  • THE LETTS FAMILY - Happy Birthday Meadow! Such fun!!! I love this, "I love when we get snow days (or as I like to call them "bonus days".) It's kind of like finding a $20 bill left in your winter coat from last winter. Or receiving a card in the mail from a friend "just because"." You have a beautiful outlook on life. Your children are so lucky!November 25, 2014 – 4:05 pmReplyCancel

  • SaraKellyPhoto - What you did with the white and the color here is just awesome. I love snow days, and it looks like you guys took advantage of it to its fullest. And the balloon images… seriously amazing!December 5, 2014 – 6:27 pmReplyCancel