"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



Little Sean on his radio flyer rocking horse.
My favorite Christmas present. It is warm and beautiful!

We had a lovely Christmas. I had forgotten what Christmas morning with a 15 month old was like. :) I love that our family is growing.

My husband makes this wonderful dish called slop. The kids named it. Every year we have a ham for Christmas Eve. So, Christmas morning we have slop. It has become a tradition. It's a wonderful cheese sauce with bits of ham in it and served over biscuits or Chinese noodles. Brooke gave Sean a small amount of the cheese sauce. He looked at her and said, "more."

I am usually ready to take down the Christmas tree about now. This year I am not. I think I will leave it up for a bit longer. I do however have some cleaning and straightening up to do.
My studio is a mess!!! Somehow it gets all the random stuff stuffed in it. The guest room that was used as a wrapping station needs organizing, and the mud room is a mess. I think I will spend this week working on those.

We also did a bit of rearranging on the 23rd. We took the table out of the kitchen, and made a little sitting area around the fireplace. We placed the kitchen table in the "center" room as we refer to it, which was were the couch was. I'll post some pictures of it tomorrow. We spend so much time in the kitchen, it's nice to have a cozy spot to sit and chat.

I see my battery is about to die, so that's about all for now.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!


Diane said...

Mary, little Sean is such a cutie-pie!! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. It takes so long to prepare for, and it seems to be over in a minute :( I love the throw--was it handmade?

julie king said...

sean is such a cutie! i think having grandkids makes christmas a whole new delightful experience and i'm quite sure you'd agree with me!! i'm with you about leaving the tree up. i just want to snuggle in and relax for a few more days.


DJ said...

What a precious picture of Sean! And what sweet memories you're making for the future...
Enjoy these moments.

Martha Lever said...

Oh, my my such a sweetheart! Baby Marc got a little Radio Flyer push wagon and he loves it!

thekathrynwheel said...

Cutie babe! And a lovely throw too :-)
Good for you keeping the tree up. I'm all for pulling it down but my children would be distraught! Glad you had such a great Christmas. Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! Sean is certainly one darling little guy!! I hope your New Year is filled with much love and joy!! Blessings and Hugs!

Bevie said...

Oh how cute Sean looks on his little horse..You discribed it perfectly!!! I can't wait to see the photos of the "Roommovers" projects..eheheheh!!! My sister is a Roommover...hehehehe!!! Sorry couldn't resist. Will be thinking of you for I will be doing some re-organizing too...(((Hugs)))

Bevie said...

Oh and your shawl is awesome, tell Greg he has excellent taste!!! Course he does he picked you!!! love ya!!!

cat said...

Happy belated X-Mas and a wonderful New Year to you and your family!

Erin Butson said...

oh nmy gosh, finally I get to see your little cutie! adorable.