...Christmas being over. And how sad that makes me. Not just because I love all things Christmas...the music...the family...the tree...the lights...the food...the joy...But because it means another year passed. Another year of my children moving farther away from that magical place called childhood. Another Christmas with a little one filled with the wonder of Santa is passed.
... How much I love January too! As much as I love Christmas, I also look forward to the quiet that is January. I embrace the peace and calm that the long, cold evenings bring. We gather here together after dinner in our country home and watch television and visit while the wind howls outside. Things slow down and we can just be.
...My resolve to be in the moment. I realized recently that this is the last semester of school that Madison will be here with us. I vow to be more in the moment and relish each and every day spent with my four children laughing and talking and learning together. : )
Here are a few photos of what we have been up to these first few days of the brand new year...
This little guy grew up to become my wonderful, amazing father. And he celebrated his 80th birthday in Heaven this week.
So we made the cake we made him every year. And celebrated with him in our hearts.
My little lady was all set for Mass on Sunday. And decided to take a Chihuahua Webkinz with her, of course.
We packed away Christmas. And we miss it. But to make our daily dinner special, I lit this pretty candle. And it was good.
Have a cozy weekend, my friends!
Happy New Year!