We are on our way East – homeward bound. It’s been 11 days since we left home headed West. We haven’t been gone this long since I don’t know when. It’s rather sad to pack up and leave the fun times with family behind but I have to admit I’m ready to go. I am ready for my pillow, my own, bed, my own shower…
Not that the accommodations were not satisfactory. On the contrary they were more than wonderful. My sister has a marvelously large house with plenty of room for us all. There’s just no place like home and I’m ready to be in mine. Even if I do have to look at 10+ inches of snow out my windows.
As we head West into a dark sky that will soon be lightning as daylight approaches, I am filled with contentment. This Christmas has been so wonderful and blessed. Spending time with my family, eating delicious food, spending time with friends, laughing, talking, laughing some more. There is just nothing better than deep, wholesome laughter shared with people who have been a part of your life for years and years.
Legos are a huge part of our kids life! They can’t get enough of them. And since they are such great brain builders I say bring it on – anything that helps with learning is great in this homeschoolers opinion 😉
The many American Girls dolls did make an appearance as part of the Christmas pageant that was performed for us but Legos pretty much ruled the days. The kids were able to play outside some and one day we took them to the roller skating rink. They slept very well that night!
Reflecting on 2012 I am amazed once again at the swift passage of time. It feels like just yesterday I was packing away the Christmas decor for another year. And now it is time to do it again. I am going to have a bit of a hard time packing it all away as soon as I get home but I have some cotton, and some ideas for some fun Winter decor, so I will most likely get at it pronto. It was a little hard for me to pull the plugs on all my sparkling Christmas lights before we left. I stood and gazed at them for a few minutes before I did and whispered to them that I would turn them on and enjoy them a bit before they were banished to the plastic tubs for another 11 months.
I will very much miss my Sister‘s kitchen. She has a lovely, huge, new kitchen. And she very much deserves it. Her kitchen in their old house was not very user-friendly. I’m so happy for her that she now has this lovely kitchen to work in.
Looking forward to 2013 and eager to see what God has in store for me, my family, my friends, and my business!
Happy New Year’s Eve!!