Thursday, December 29, 2011

Checking In

Well, I can hardly call myself a blogger these days, really.  I'd like to spend more time in this space, but it always seems there are obstacles. 
A broken camera, for instance.  Blogging is just not as effective, nor as fulfilling, without being able to add pictures to my posts.  I inherited an old camera recently though, so maybe I'll try it out.
Of course the busy days that are Advent and Christmas don't leave much extra time for anything.  Throw in some long work hours for Mr. Smith, out of town visitors, and cold running through the house... it all kind of becomes a blur.
There was something else too... I can't remember... oh yes!  The fact that I've been indescribably tired and nauseous because of the baby I'm growing in my belly.  That's right, I knew there was something else.
Yup, we found out the evening of the first Sunday of Advent.  A beautiful early Christmas present, an incredible intention for our St. Andrew Novena this year, and a startling source of personal growth for this mama, all wrapped up by God Himself.
There's more, so much more.  But for tonight, my pillow is calling.  I hope to be back soon, as I have so much to share.
Blessings to all, in this glorious Christmas season, on the cusp of a bright and hopeful new year!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Quote of the Day

Peyton:  "Mama, 8 and 9 are going to be my big years."

Me:  "Oh yeah, how come?"

Peyton:  "When I'm 8:  Reconciliation and First Communion.  When I'm 9:  The next time we go to Great Wolf Lodge, I can go in the hot pools."  (hot tubs)

I'm just thankful that the sacraments are held in such high esteem to be listed right with the "hot pools" ;o).