Okay. Get ready for some rapid-fire blog posts. It's time to catch up on the essentials.
About midway through this past year, I realized I could use my free time for a couple things. One, to write by journaling thoughts, sharing devotionals, giving tips and ideas, and posting familial anecdotes. Or two, use my free time to, well, to realize that I actually don't have any free time and that the time I wanted to use for writing would be better spent keeping my kids alive and educated and my home in standing order. Some moms are able to swing a million and one things and swing them all equally well. I am not that mom.
But, because I want to keep up with certain events, life stages, quotes, and lessons learned with my family, and because I want my kids to have record of these things to enjoy in years to come, I need to stay on top of tracking a few things every now and then.
And, yeah, yeah, yeah, because there are faraway grandmas and grandpas that like to see their grand kids. And THAT is reason enough.
Since we are now into the second month of 2016 and since I haven't made a peep since late last year, it's time to get kinda sorta caught up. Here goes:
Christmas 2015 was wonderful. Such a sweet and simple day at home with people I cherish. I love quality time at home with no agenda and no timetable. Time in pajamas. Time with games and puzzles. Time with food. Time just being together.
My mom-in-law drove 10 hours on Christmas Eve to arrive at our house just in time to join us for a Christmas Eve service. As is tradition, when we arrived home my kids rushed to the tree to see if new jammies were wrapped and waiting for them to open.
Even though I swear he was just turning two like the little guy pictured above, it's true: he's now a tough-stuff, too-smart-for-his-own-good, quirky-funny, sports-loving eight year old young man.