Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
I lost the spirit of Christmas a few weeks ago.
It made me sad and a bit lack luster.
The boys were showing love with "energetic" affection.
The loud bantering and the "MOM, he did....blah blah to me"
and my never ending cold, set me into this spiral.
As Christmas approached and we took a moment to share memories with family in Durham, we became calmer and more full of the true spirit of Christmas. Family makes you centered, less self-centered and full of more joy, of meaning, of excitement. We sure did need that 24 hours of family spirit.
I was desperately looking for the spirit... In the end it was found and the magically restored.
Our Christmas Morning was shared with Jay's Mom, Baba. It was gorgeous as the snow fell and the presents were unveiled.
Then it was all about the snow.
|Max's drawing for a project|
We decided to make more freezer paper stencil presents
|Max's dish towel|
|What Santa left the Boys this year. There were some busy elves and am thankful for Santa's helpers!|
|My silly boys|
|Candy if only for a moment|
|On Christmas this road is empty.. so we found the best sledding hill EVER!|
|Fookys favorite time of the year|
|SNOW BALL FIGHT|
|Jay came out to play with us! That is when the snow balling began!|
We are thinking about trying to get into an acting agency to do commercials.
My friend Adam helped us take "headshot" photos for our resume.
These are the ones we chose!
The New Year will bring more firings and testing, purging of stuff, more outside time,
creative time, dreaming, reading, playing with friends, family gatherings, soul searching and
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my friends.
I am thankful to have enough.
I am thankful to have heat.
I am thankful that I have time to do this.
I am thankful I can still dream.
I am thankful for the pure magic and joy children bring to me everyday.
I truly wish each of you a peaceful and laughter-filled rest of this year and for the entire