Yeah, it's true, we're still here.
Shock you? I know, I know..it's been soooo long..
Well, all I can say is we've been doing.,. umm.. "things".
Aside from the adults & 1 babe being sick forever..(thank GOD! we seem to be getting over it all!), we have been busy busy as usual..
Remember this? When the babe and I cleaned the "office". Well, we have started back into the building phase, so I had to move ALLLLL that junk into the "bathroom" so we could have an empty room (aside from this computer) to work in.
ugh...what a mess!
We also did this:
(our neighbours stopped by to see what we were doing and if I'd gotten over the flu yet--
by the look of my PURE delight and outfit, I'd say I wasn't quite 100% )
This is the "pretty" tree finished.
This is the "kids" tree which is housed downstairs.
The presents will eventually go under this tree.
The children were so excited after putting up the tree (the hot chocolate and Alvin & the Chipmunks Christmas CD didn't help!!), that they BEGGED to sleep underneath it. I obliged. It should be an interesting 41 days....
That is just a few of the things we have been "upto". The list is endless, and continues. Oh how I love this season!! (seriously..I love it!--hence the trees up already!)
I find myself remembering all the wonders of being pregnant (and the not-so-wondrous!!) and the last weeks of discomfort, pain, yet great anticipation!!! I often think of how Mary may have felt. Such a young girl. Without a husband. (a boyfriend who was 'suspected' as the father!) Leaving her home and family. So many worries I'm sure.
Yet, what JOY there must have been in knowing a small, perfect, baby boy was to arrive soon.
I can't help but think of this during most of the 'Christmas season'.
My wish for you all is that you enjoy the next 6 weeks. That you find JOY and PEACE in EVERYTHING that you do (be it shopping, baking, parties..) and that you can be reminded DAILY of the great and wonderful gift we were given so long ago.
**p.s. If anyone knows how I am able to draft a post, then change the date another day, could you leave a comment with your email and I'll email you back? (I have to approve the comments first, so I won't publish your email address.) I'd love to figure this out so I can do multiple posts on the days I'm off, and post them the days I work**