Friday, 6 January 2017

Lovin' Our Winter Country Drives....




As I am sure you have guessed by now...we had our wee companion with us for this drive!!

See her there??? I put an arrow to make it easier to find her! hahaha!!

Always makes a bee line for the beach!!

Her Papa followed her down...didn't even have time to get his hat on!!!

It was pretty darn brisk I'll tell 'ya!!

While boyfriend opened up...grabbed a hat...I distracted her, by putting out some seed for the hungry birds....



She is not really standing on the icy shore...the beach is underneath that...this is frozen in mid air!! But very solid...we would never endanger her...


Check out that blue sky on the American Side of the Lake....





She got busy picking up any fallen twigs and branches...

She knows where to put them...so we will have kindling for a fire...

There is something so heartwarming about a wee child enjoying something sooo much!! She is always up for anything...loves to help with anything...she is the best thing that has happened to our family...truly....♥️



As per my last post...Miss V stayed with us for 2 days of the Christmas school break...we did everything under the sun...including quite a few rip-roaring games of Snakes & Ladders!! She won nearly all the games, too!!

I hope you are all well...and enjoying the New Year...

Our weather has turned chilly the last few days...but not as bad as some cities...we have had a very mild go of it so far!! Hardly any snow on the ground at all!! But...of course...a very harsh cold wind...๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ

I have been very good about going to Fitness...made it to 2 classes this week...and I also got a few brisk walks in with the boyfriend...It really does give you the energy to do more during the day...I will continue my efforts until we leave for our vacation in the Sun...where we walk and walk and walk all day long...and relax of course!! I will take yarn with me...and I am going to try some more knitting...I did pretty well on my test  piece...who knows??? Perhaps I will knit more than I crochet!! Probably not...but I would like to refresh my skills in that area.

Today we are off for our country drive!!

Make sure the cottage is safe and sound...♥️

Planning on Chinese for lunch...some thrifting...and we have some stuff to donate too...what treasures await?? hahaha!!

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend...

           And....Thanks and Welcome to new followers...hope to see you often!!

             Cheers!  :o)

                  linda  ♥️

44 comments:

  1. Great first shot of the horse ... looks like our old appaloosa ;) It has been chilly these last few days, and I wasn't so brave with getting out. Miss V looks like she would never mind about the weather. I love her jacket, it looks like a little snowstorm follows her around! Good luck with your knitting and your walks.
    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wendy! Yes...she is always busy...no matter what the weather!!

      Delete
  2. Lovely photos . It has been quite windy and bone chilling cold these past few days hasn't it ?! Yes just a dusting of snow for us to nothing like what they are getting up north YIKES !It has been pretty quiet here usually is this time of year and when it is cold lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES!!! We were at the cottage on Friday...the waves must have been HUGE!!! There was ice on everything!!
      You too Elaine!

      Delete
  3. I hope you find some real treasures while thrifting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AS a matter of fact...I did manage to find a few lovelies!!

      Delete
  4. Lots of good times! I love the photos you shared. They all tell a story. Your little angel will look back on them in the future and it'll bring wonderful memories to the surface.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is the plan Martha!
      Hope you are well...

      Delete
  5. Awww Snakes and Ladders:) Candyland?
    I honestly think not much brings grandparents more joy than being with our Littles..
    People that have no grandchildren,have many many other joys..it just happens..that this becomes our life:)
    Love the pics Linda..we have had a lot of Christmas break wonder moments too.:)
    Love your country and water views and header:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha!! YES!! Candyland too! But...that one is at her house! {thank god}...
      It is so true...it does become our life! Almost like being young again, and raising our own kids again!
      That header is a favorite photo from a few years ago...never tire looking at it!
      Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  6. What a lovely trip. Wouldn't those horse pictures make a great calendar. Miss V is just so photogenic. Goodness, she just get cuter and cuter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love when I can get a few Horse pictures! Boyfriend doesn't always slow down...but...because Miss V was with us...he did this time!

      Delete
  7. Lovely to visit the cottage in winter. I was at the thrift store yesterday, and believe it ir nig, came awy with nothing. Enjoy the weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found a few things...just little things...even managed to find a vintage planter for $1...on ETSY for $21!!! Gotta love it!

      Delete
  8. It does look cold! And what fun for Miss V. to walk out onto the ice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She does love the cottage!!! Anytime of year...

      Delete
  9. Snakes and ladders and Candyland. Good times. I love that Miss V likes to help out. It's the simple things. -Jenn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Jenn...you are so right! Hope she doesn't lose her willingness to get involved.

      Delete
  10. She is just SOOO darling. I thought I knew every children's game known to man...we do NOT have Snakes & Ladders! I have to look for this! Have a great winter weekend-xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. really??? I thought that was a universal kids game! The wee ones love it! And..it teaches them to count...happy weekend to you!!

      Delete
  11. Gosh, love the close up of the horse, such a beauty. And glad you're back at fitness, no pressure, though, ha, ha. Little Miss V. is such a cutie, love the way she's always so focused. Have a nice weekend and take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi fitness buddy!! I have enjoyed going back...gonna keep it up til I go South...see you on Tuesday!!

      Delete
    2. Great! Just read your comment below about 3x for fitness plus walks....whew...you'll be very svelte for the beach. :)

      Delete
    3. Hahaha! I wish! At least a few lbs is all I am hoping for! See 'ya!

      Delete
  12. Your pictures are lovely. How nice that Miss V got to spend some time with you. She just gets more darling all the time. The lake looks so cold! Glad you are carrying on with your fitness plan. You will be all set to do your walking in the sun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is the plan Kathy...as I said before...Christmas is hanging on like a an old tire!!
      Every little bit helps!

      Delete
  13. Such great photos. I miss visiting our relatives in the country. I always wanted to live on a farm but this city girl needs her culture, too!
    Miss V is so cute trotting around and helping with everything. She is a gift!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Suzanne...thanks for all the comments on the older posts...what a loyal follower you are♥️
      She is a gift...indeed!
      Hope you are feeling fit as a fiddle very soon...

      Delete
  14. What fantastic photos of the Ontario countryside as well as the lake. I love it all! Definitely planning to come over in 12 months. Make that 11. Little Miss V is such a treasure, you will miss her. I guess you are heading south for some sunshine soon? Our DD's inlaws are in Florida, they go every year. Happy New Year Linda.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yup...in another month...and you are so right...we miss her like crazy when we are away...
      How nice that you plan on coming back to our beautiful country...we need lovely visitors like you!

      Delete
  15. I couldn't agree more about the Littles being the best things to happen to our families. ;) Beautiful, beautiful photos, Linda. And, kudos on your exercise for the week! I've managed to get my 21 Day Fix in, but no walking. :( Enjoy the weekend!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are...and I am hoping that my newly married son will give us another!!
      I enjoyed the fitness...looking forward to 3 days next week...and daily walks...weather permitting!
      Enjoy your weekend!!

      Delete
  16. I was just going to ask this week if you were going to Florida this year! It will be here before you know it!
    Hope it's warm and lovely there for you. And it's a good incentive now to get ready...your swimsuit season is early! Soon we'll be seeing your tan feet in the sand!
    Miss V is a wonderful addition to your family....love that for you! I need some grands! Don't think they are ready for that yet, though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Only about a month away...we are starting to talk about it a lot...what we want to take etc...
      No swimsuits for me...hahaha...but I need to lose this belly again!
      Your big kids are still pretty young...although I had my first at 24...seems they are waiting longer these days...I am sure they will!

      Delete
  17. a wonderful post!
    little miss V is pure love.
    love her new coat. it looks so warm!
    and those eyelashes of hers. ohmygosh. how beautiful she is!
    and speaking of eyes...
    that first horse looks to have some painful problems. hope it owners are noticing.
    it's eyes don't look right in that picture.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That was a Christmas gift from us! Cute,eh?
      She has gorgeous eyelashes....lucky her!
      About the horse's eyes...I thought it was just the pigment of the skin...he/she seemed quite ok...eating with the others.
      We drive by there every week....I will try and check him/her out again...don't worry...it is a lovely horse farm๐ŸŒŸ

      Delete
  18. Love the post, Linda . . . I'm a bit late to the party. I've locked myself away from the world to get my year end accounts done and a lot of next year's. Always a busy time for me.

    I love that horse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Eddie...
      Good luck with the accounts....but....next time get here earlier! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Hope you are well.....

      Delete
    2. Yes, your Majesty . . . . lol
      Very well thanks and I have an appointment to see a physio about my back pains soon . . :)

      Delete
  19. Loved this Linda . . .
    Isn't it true . . . best thing ever, the "littles" in our life . . .
    Enjoyed every single image . . .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What would we do without them ๐Ÿ’—

      Delete

Oh...I do love comments....no anonymous comments allowed...and you know who you are....