‘Tis the (sunny) Season // 11.28.15

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was just as full of flavor as mine!

I figured I would write a small catch-up of my current life events for all of my lovely readers.

So….

My Thanksgiving was all I could have wished for and more. My family, my aunt, uncle, cousins, grandma and I all spent our holiday at the beautiful Oregon coast. My relatives own a lovely beach house close to the border of Oregon and California where we were blessed to vacation for a few days. If you’ve ever ventured to the Oregon coast before, you would know that the weather can often be very cold and foggy; the sun rarely being prominent. However, for the two full days we stayed there, the sun was shining and the air was nearly the warmest I can ever recall it being. God was truly blessing us at such a wonderful time filled with family!

The morning of our departure day, my uncle, dad and I decided to hit the waves since the water was glassy and surfable. The ocean was cold as ever, but the sun warmed our bodies through our wetsuits as we managed to ride each precious wave. When I surf, there are absolutely no words to describe my feelings of elation during the solitude I am given with the sea. No other activity brings me the same perspective and makes me realize the enormity of our world, crafted by my maker’s hands. I hope one day, if you haven’t already, everyone would be able to feel the sensation that comes with surfing.

As for the rest of my extended weekend and past endeavors, I have been busy as a bee doing my Christmas shopping early, mostly online. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather sit in my warm, cozy house searching the internet for fabulous things rather than braving the crowded stores filled with scatter-brained bargain shoppers. But whatever floats your boat.

My mind  has been a flurry of blogging ideas for the month of December, so please stay tuned for exciting new material! Also, please let me know in the comments whether you would enjoy seeing a Christmas gift guide or DIY gift guide in the future because I would love to create it for you. Because trust me, I know how stressful gift planning/buying can be.

Well, that’s all for today’s catch-up with Madeline, thank you for reading and don’t forget to comment, like and follow for the fun planned this month! Love all. Love Madeline.

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oregon snow.

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a day on the mountain was much needed. since mount Ashland didn’t have enough snow to open last year, I was unable to get my boarding in. funny thing is each year I start off not knowing how to ride as good as the year before. but with some integrity and perseverance I found my way back to my old skills (lol) and conquered the mountain in the short time I was given. the best part were the views and photos I was able to take.
do something out of your comfort zone this winter. love all. love Madeline. xoxo

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