This year was the first year I honestly said, “All I really want for Christmas is for everyone else to be happy.” I guess I am getting old. I tried hard to think of some little trinket that I would never buy myself, but came up with nothing! Don’t get me wrong, I love the gifts that I received. The beautiful wall hanging that my mom gave me, the island project that my wonderful husband has began for my kitchen (notice I said project), the cash but I am so pleased that God blessed us with no catastrophes, sicknesses, family feuds, or hurt feelings, that was what I really wanted. Even with an extra 5 house guests we had no drama, no stress over endless meal preparation, no wrapping dilemmas, no dead pets, no broken appliances, and everyone was where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there —and that was just what I needed. I will note that I found the kids playing with their stockings at 1am and had to shoo them back to bed, but that was just funny. Now I as I am typing this my entire family is sleeping peacefully with the windows open to let in the beautiful (slightly cool) breeze. Thank you Jesus and thank you honey for the island project, I know next to peace and happiness it was just what I wanted, and it will be finished…soon?
Finally baking Christmas cookies, on Christmas Eve (I really do need an island, especially for these projects)
I love that he still plays with real toys
She wasn’t near as excited, as I was about my learning how to fishbone braid (thank you Chloe!)
Ready for bed!
Let the madness begin!
How much stuff can you fit into one room?
All cleaned up and ready for church (I fixed that bow, once I noticed)
bike riding, maybe she’ll get it this time
We finally got to work on the ginger bread house (the day after Christmas!)
…being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.