My Normal Rockwell Snow Globe Life by alophoto

My Normal Rockwell Snow Globe Life

How's this for a view of the house and the kids playing out front as the snow came down the other day? I always am reminded of a snow globe when I see it snowing hard like this.

The snow is almost melted now, but when I think of this time, this moment, this peek into my Normal Rockwell life in a snow globe, I am thankful. Sometimes I realize my blessing more than other. Sometimes, I can grumble. We are getting ready to host Thanksgiving and as we prepare and clean I look around and see our old school TV, our hand me down, miss matched furniture, the piles and piles of clutter (kids artwork, school papers, etc.). But then, I look around at my 3 healthy children, my wonderful healthy marriage, the fact that we have enough food to eat, a lovely roof over our heads, heat in our home, two cars that work most of the time, heck, I even have a pretty nice camera and time to play with a passion and hobby of mine. We are abundantly blessed, so what if we don't have the best stuff? This here, this peek at my life...this is the best stuff.

(best viewed on black so you can see the three kids in the midst of playing:)
lovely snowy scene
November 21st, 2014  
Oh, this is such a fairytale shot lady, I love it! FAV
November 21st, 2014  
lovely house. it all looks so pretty in the snow
November 21st, 2014  
great shot, kiddo! the house is lovely and looks lovelier with all that white stuff around it. norman rockwell indeed! you are really blessed!
November 21st, 2014  
@andy_holding @jaynspain The world is so very pretty in the snow.

@bella_ss @summerfield Thanks kindly, sweet friends. LOVE the view and how life looks through snow goggles. So fresh and clean.
November 21st, 2014  
FAV!!!! Beautiful home and super fab capture of "Winter Wonderland"....I can relate to mismatched furniture and clutter b/c I am a shabby chic fan and save everything!! Plus am one of those who keeps everything until it dies. Anyway, I love the whole setting and will pin. You certainly are blessed to be sure.
November 21st, 2014  
A definite Norman Rockwell shot and a fav. So early in the year - not even winter yet! And the possessions we own or do not own mean nothing. They are, at most, the frosting on top of the icing on the cake. The things that mean everything are our relationships with others and our health. You have that in abundance!
November 21st, 2014  
Looks like a great life!! beautiful postcard...:)
November 21st, 2014  
Stunner.
November 21st, 2014  
WOW! :)
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful. FAV
November 21st, 2014  
what greater blessing is there than love and a safe place to relish in that love? Enjoy.
November 21st, 2014  
This is so beautiful, love love the idyllic and charming wintery feel! You truly are blessed and more blessed than I will ever be; I can´t have children but that´s okey, I have accepted it as part of my life....I don´t have the the marriage either, I´m divorced actually ....that´s cool too cos life is better on my own, I only hope I can someday find love again. Happy blessed thanksgiving to you and your lovely family! Stay blessed Amanda:)
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful
November 21st, 2014  
So beautiful (both the capture and the words) Fav.
November 21st, 2014  
This is so beautiful, just like a snow globe. I have a link for you in my snow snake image. I suspect the kids would love to make tracks around the yard with them. I think you'll have a wonderful thanksgiving.
November 21st, 2014  
Your description says it all, so I'll just fav this as it deserves to be!
November 21st, 2014  
Quite perfect.
November 21st, 2014  
Stunning house, beautiful setting, looks like lots of space in and out! So pretty with the snow.
November 21st, 2014  
beautiful
November 21st, 2014  
Wow...beautiful. We've only had a touch of wet/rainy/snow so far. But this is Jersey....so it'll be 90 degrees for Christmas, but snow 3 feet in June for no apparent reason. LOL
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful!
November 21st, 2014  
Wonderful!
November 21st, 2014  
you got your priorities straight!
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful! But, I'm glad we aren't getting that snow!
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful winter wonderland !!
November 21st, 2014  
Love this! So pretty!
November 21st, 2014  
Wonderful winter image...great composition, textures...gorgeous house and property...fav
November 21st, 2014  
Gorgeous winter shot, love this :)
November 21st, 2014  
There is always something to be thankful for. The best way that I know to keep myself in the "sweet" spot is to say "Thank You" every day to my Creator. You are blessed that you realize your blessings!
November 21st, 2014  
@cdonohoue I try to do this every morning when I wake up. Great advise, words. Thanks, my friend. You going to the balloon thing tomorrow?
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful scene. My grandson would love it, he's praying 🙏 for snow ❄ this winter, we had none last year. Fav!! 😃
November 21st, 2014  
@carolmw We don't get too much here but had so much last year that we had more snow days allowed and the kids had to make them up and go a week longer in the summer. Hope you all get some!
November 21st, 2014  
Gorgeous capture, it really looks like wonderland. FAV.
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful winter capture, really lovely.
November 21st, 2014  
Fav A wonderful capture of a winter wonderland !
November 21st, 2014  
What a gorgeous Winter Wonderland, Amanda. Love seeing this photo with the black background and your kids. I love the snow as it makes a fabulous photo with those huge trees you have surrounding your house. You make all of us think. We are so lucky to have what we have and thankful to have food and a roof over our heads. Inside is cluttered and furniture that needs to be replaced eventually. It is home however you look at it though. FAV
November 21st, 2014  
@losthorizon So Jersey is crazy?!
November 21st, 2014  
Meg
Very Norman Rockwell indeed... So pretty!
November 21st, 2014  
A wonderful snowy picture, have a super weekend.
November 21st, 2014  
@amandal Yeah....definitely. Nothing is predictable here.
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful shot. You are right, we should count our blessings but sometimes it's difficult., but it;s good to be reminded and think what we do have, thank you for making me think.
November 21st, 2014  
Just beautiful :)
November 21st, 2014  
A really beautiful shot.
November 21st, 2014  
wow, how pretty!
November 21st, 2014  
How gorgeous, looks like a story book winter wonderland! You are very wise to be able to count your blessings... There is always someone worse off than ourselves and I have to pull myself up sometimes and see how fortunate I am too.
November 21st, 2014  
So beautiful! Worth the cold feet and hands! fav
November 21st, 2014  
Beautiful scene!
November 21st, 2014  
Amazing capture. Fav
November 21st, 2014  
Amanda, you've captured the blessings of a happy and healthy life together so clearly. It's a gorgeous scene, but it's the people and histories behind this scene that make it so special. A fav for that!
November 21st, 2014  
The picture and the words you've shared, they're both beautiful. Thanks for sharing a peek into your life's snow globe.
November 22nd, 2014  
Pam
Winter wonderland! Beautiful scene! Love your words. There is so much to be thankful for.
November 22nd, 2014  
amazing snow scene
November 22nd, 2014  
Great shot! Love the snowfall...
November 22nd, 2014  
love it! Fav
November 22nd, 2014  
Gorgeous house and look at all those gorgeous trees!!
November 22nd, 2014  
Gorgeous snowy house and trees!
November 22nd, 2014  
This is so beautiful and is destined for a Christmas Card I HOPE!!! WOnderful ....and yes you are blessed! As are we all to have you as our 365 friend!! FAV
November 22nd, 2014  
oh yes...this is a beauty!
November 22nd, 2014  
Sue
Lovely scene! Looks beautiful, but then I don't have to live with the cold.
November 22nd, 2014  
Isn't it beautiful when the trees are covered like this in snow? But then those poor people who live in and around the Buffalo, NY area might think otherwise.
November 22nd, 2014  
This is a wonderful view into your life.....it really does look like a snow globe idyllic, magical scene in a faraway land, and yet, it is your house, and it is your life, and it is good, and as you enter into the warmth of your own home with your own loving family, that is the only thing that matters! I am FAVing and saving this so that I can go back and look at the wonderful life that you have made captured inside a snowglobe for eternity!! :-))) Happy Holidays!
November 22nd, 2014  
A picture perfect scene! This is what Thanksgiving is all about!
November 23rd, 2014  
What a perfect picture! Love it. Great composition! And of course the lovely snow! Great.
November 23rd, 2014  
Oh man! Moved to tears, dammit. Fav and thanks SO much for sharing!!!
November 23rd, 2014  
Such a pretty winter scene!
November 23rd, 2014  
@kevin365 Thank you so much for your kind comments and compassion, Kevin. You are sweet.
November 24th, 2014  
You should make this a holiday card-just beautiful - fav:)
November 24th, 2014  
Beautiful, pretty snowfall and home!
November 24th, 2014  
That is a beautiful scene :)
November 24th, 2014  
Christmas card scene ... definitely! Really nice.
November 25th, 2014  
How beautiful all those trees look with the snow sitting on them. They are huge! It sure is a picture perfect scene.
November 25th, 2014  
@susale You are sweet, my friend. Thank you for your kind words. In sharing the ways that I am blessed, it doesn't mean that that is the only way to be blessed. Sorry if I come across as braggy or in a ways that is unbecoming. Love that you are happy with where you are and do pray that you find love someday again. Love that doesn't make you want to burn the roses but to smell their sweet smell again. Hugs to you!!!
November 25th, 2014  
@amandal Thank you Amanda for your consideration& prays, you should feel blessed and there is nothing wrong telling the world how blessed you are, no way was it taken in any other way than that. Thank you for you kind words, I am closed for love still but someday I´ll be open again and then I´ll trust that the love will find me, things have a way to find their way and I have a lot of faith in that.
November 25th, 2014  
@susale When I least wanted and was not looking for love is when it found me. My husband was done with women and not ready for love when we found each other. Thanks, lady. Glad it was received ok:).
November 25th, 2014  
@amandal Yes life has a way of suprising us sometimes:) And yes of course, I´m always happy to know that people are happy and I´m happy for them, I´m not bitter in any way, life is too short for that and we have to make the most of what we got.
November 25th, 2014  
How wonderful. Yes it is so easy to look at the negatives but it is so much healthier to look at the blessings, health and happiness is far superior to wealth! You are amazing! Fav
November 26th, 2014  
Beautiful scene, completely unknown to me in SA where we never see snow.
November 30th, 2014  
Is this your Christmas card for this year, it would be perfect?
October 28th, 2015  
@paulaw It was on the last one...need new shots for this year.
October 29th, 2015  
What a beautiful house and setting. Sure does look like a snow globe.
January 11th, 2016  
@lesip Here you are...and the kids are out playing in the yard, too!
February 17th, 2016  
Excellent !! Thanks guess I missed this one
February 17th, 2016  
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