Rose’s first snow

Yesterday was our first Saturday in Germany, and we woke up to find the world had turned to white. Sure, I’ve seen snow before. I went on my year six trip to Jindbyne. Big patches of heavy, wet ice were all I’d ever seen. But this was something entirely different. A magic carpet of tiny white crystals. This probably sounds quite pathetic to someone who’s grown up in a cold climate. To those of you who have, consider, have you ever actually tried to describe snow? It’s somehow crunchy, soft, sticky, wet, dry, fluffy and heavy all at once. I now know why they use words like “blanket” and “powder”. Needless to say, it was memorable way to spend our one week anniversary!


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10 Responses to “Rose’s first snow”


  1. 1 Arthur Kelly March 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    What a beautiful daughter, grandaughter and son in law we have!! We are missing you so much but Skype is a wonderful tool. Can’t wait to see you all in June.

    Love dad and mum

  2. 2 Julie Stinson March 9, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Hello Ally! How adorable these photos are. I am so glad you’ve made it safe over there. Enjoy the change and settling in. What an adventure! Roses double breasted coat looks so sweet on her too. Your so clever!
    Love Jules

  3. 3 Jules Bell March 9, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Hey there!

    Can you get a cuter daughter? I highly doubt it. And to my “never seen real snow, living in a desert land from birth brain” the description of snow was very much appreciated!!
    Talk to you soon I hope.
    Love Jules

  4. 4 Sal Harris March 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hello Lovely!

    Still very VERY jealous over here – can you stop sending pictures of snow?! My ski boot wounds are itching!

    Can’t seem to find a spot to “follow” your blog on this wordpress one… I am a dummie, or is there a spot and I just can’t see it?

    Aww… look at Rose. What a belle of the ball – Mika sends big sloppy ones. I really do think they’d make a smashing couple 🙂

    xo Sal

    • 5 mavisandfrank March 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      Kisses to Mika from both of us xx. Though if Tony gets his way Rose will never date any boys, haha. You’re not a dummie, I am. I’ve now added the “follow me” option. Hope everything goes swimmingly for you this week. Love me x

  5. 6 Gerri and Torb March 10, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Hi Alison and Tony,
    What a wonderful blog!
    Your photos are superb and you write so descriptively.
    Rose looks too cute!
    So pleased that you have arrived safely and that you are starting to settle into your new life in Stuttgart.
    Just think how much you are going to love the Spring and Summer there!
    Love Gerri and Torb..xx

  6. 7 Merren Kelly March 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hello darling girls and best son in law.
    I love these glimpses of you all even though Tony looks a little like Jason Bourne.
    I have already had a special enlargement framed as all grandmas do.
    I am loving your photography Ally you should write a book as well as a blog.
    I look forward to sharing some time together in June.
    Hugs and kisses.
    Mum…xxx

  7. 8 Leise Robertson March 13, 2010 at 1:34 am

    How are you going lovely Ally? The photos are AMAZING and Rose could not look more adorable in all of her little winter knit wear which you’ve so cleverly made for her. I’m loving reading your stories and can’t wait to speak to you on skype soon.

    Lots and lots of love,
    Leise
    xoxoxoxox

  8. 9 Deborah Cook March 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Dear Alison, Tony and Rose,

    Mum passed on the Blog, which is just absolutely beautiful to read. Sounds like God is looking after all of you. Its amazing how stepping out of the boundary we truly see him work in our lives…….. Please keep me in touch.

    As a family we are really busy, Sebastian doing his Year 12 half yearly exams. Elly doing Year 10 and teaching dance. We are Always thinking of you, don’t know whether we will ever be able come over to see you guys, however, you never know whats lies ahead. Be good, take care all of you, love Deb, Michael, Seb and Elly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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