Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Recap

Easing back into blogging with a little holiday season recap.  I really do love the whole month of December - the excitement, the traditions, the extra down time to enjoy each other.

We took a nice snowy train ride with Santa a couple of weeks ago.  The boy was pretty indifferent about seeing Santa, but did declare it the best train ride he's ever been on in his whole life. "!!!!!!"  The girl, on the other hand was SUPER excited about the big guy - no fear.  Actually tried to make a run for it down the aisle because it was SO HARD to wait for him to get all the way down to her!

There was also the obligatory gingerbread house decorating.  This was Lisi Loo's first year, so I grabbed the "Christmas Village" box - four small gingerbread houses instead of one large one.  I worked out perfectly!  She and I decorated one, her brother decorated another, and then she made a mess of the rest of her candy while the kid and I worked on the last two together.

And of course, there was the Christmas Dress.  A checkered linen table cloth for the dress and old curtains for the underskirt.  I've had this dress made in my mind since spring and it turned out exactly as I had pictured...plaid matching and all!  I didn't do a photo-shoot, but did get a few shots in front of the tree.  Baby Girl's baby doll also got a matching dress, but no pictures.  Like I said...easing back in.

Lots of love over here.  Hope you're feeling the love out there, too.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Here's the thing...

...I didn't mean to run away from home my just kind of happened.

And I wrote this big long post with all my thoughts and reasons why...but then I realized it was really just me trying to justify it to myself.

The only reason that counts is this: my heart's just not in it right now.  Nothing is wrong; there is no actual REASON.  I'm just not "feeling it" quotes because I am in no way "cool" enough to say that...but it still perfectly describes what I'm trying to say.

So for now I'm just going to be true to myself.  If I sew something and get a few pictures, I'll post them.  If I take some pictures that make me happy, I'll post them.  If I feel like taking a month off, I will.

In the mean time I'll be living in the real world for now.  Baking cookies and hanging ornaments and teaching my kids carols while we sip hot chocolate in front of the fire.

This is my only life.  I want to make sure I'm letting myself love on it.