…family time this week, so I may not post much for the next week or so. I’ve a got a sewing day planned with my daughters and sisters, our son’s 20th birthday to celebrate, crafts to finish, sugared walnuts to make, stories to read, games to play, cooking to do, gifts to wrap, and other preparations to make for Christmas. Wishing your family a blessed Christmas filled with many moments to hold close to your heart in the future.

One that I will treasure from this morning: the happy chaos that comes from three teenagers jamming on three guitars all at the same time, while another helped me with a sewing project, and several other kids gathered in the kitchen to make peanut butter cookies. The noise. The life. The memories to cherish. We are blessed.


  1. Merry Christmas to your family!

  2. Aaaaaah, the noise. What would home be like without it?

    Merry Christmas, Mary.

  3. Sounds like that is “happy noise.” I like happy noise. In our house, the first couple of days of any school vacation finds my 4 short tempered and whiny. I figure I have to just get through today and then peace and happiness will descend upon the household as children re-learn how to interact with each other all day long.

    Enjoy this last week of anticipation of Our Savior’s birth! Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Sounds wonderful! I am embracing that this week, too. The boys are on break now, so happy.