In preparing to come, I knew that I wanted to not be busy busy with shop & blog stuff the whole time I was here. I did have some sewing projects to finish up for Christmas, but wanted to also take time to enjoy my family during the limited time I have with them.
My wish was more than granted when, shortly after my arrival, my mom was flat on her back with a sciatic nerve. Guess who became chief cook and bottle-washer?? Yours truly! :)
The last two weeks have been interesting to say the least. Just before Christmas is not exactly a convenient time to be laid up, especially since mom was the one directing the Christmas program at church. She had shopping to finish, preparation for our trip to the States for Christmas, plus the normal baking and activities that come with the season. Hard to do any of that from your bed, now isn’t it?
I’ve been helping as I can, and 14-year-old Rachel has been a big help as well. I think we’ve all survived my cooking, at least. :) Mom is steadily seeing improvement with her leg, although she is still limping around. The Christmas Program went off without a single hitch. And there are 6 stockings, hung with care and bursting at the seams. All is right with the world. :)
Here are a few pictures from around the home place...it is so good to be here again!
We had a snow day on Sunday, so we stayed in our PJ's and watched movies most of the day. So cozy!
I wonder if anyone has ever kept track of how long it takes to dress a toddler for snow??
Judah loves to be "matching" with his big brother. "Matching" to him is anything with the patriots emblem on it. :)
We sat and sang the same 6 Christmas carols over and over again, and he surprised me by knowing “Away in a Manger “ word perfect! Then today I caught him singing "Silent Night" to himself in the mirror. Such a precious boy!
At this time of year its so nice to just relax and enjoy the gifts that God has given us: our family, friends, and most of all our salvation. What special things are you enjoying these last days before Christmas?