Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Picture This:

An enormous breakfast table, with chairs aplenty.  Six boys, from quite big, down to pretty little.  Cereal bowls and breakfast supplies here and there and everywhere.  An advent wreath, pushed over to the side for a game of hockey with a bottle cap.  Everyone playing and laughing.  Pure joy.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I've made a decision.

I've decided that I will not spend this Advent season clicking around the internet looking for ways to enhance and enrich our experience of the season (read:  making myself crazy).

I will remember that our Advent last year was wonderful, and by simply maintaining the traditions we already have I'll be respecting the season and my family.

I will seek joy in small things, and do my best to point those around me toward the light of that Babe in the manger.

I will accept the grace that inevitably comes when He blesses my efforts. 

And it will be enough. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dusting Off the Keyboard

I've been thinking about getting back to this little blog of mine for awhile now, so I thought I'd ease my way back in with just a quick hello...
And a little bit of honesty -- that title isn't exactly accurate.  This keyboard never has time to gather dust, and certainly hasn't lately.  I've been a busy girl, bustling through school with the kids, gathering myself for this upcoming liturgical year, and I've got a little project I've been working on that I'm calling "Mother's Handbook".
Will be back to share soon - promise!