Happy Christmas Eve
We're nearing the end of the holiday parties .. big meals .. peppermint chocolate treats .. traffic to and from Target .. and exhausted looking delivery people. I've been making pies for Christmas at Food at First today .. setting aside a few slices for our mail carrier who .. I'm sure will be knocking on our door around 6 (he's looking extra weary the past few days)
I'm also doing a bit of baking for the open houses we're going to tonight
This year I've decided to take a week or so off from blogging. A chance to be fully present and enjoy the holidays. I'm hoping to spend time with friends and family (both near and far) .. and indulge in some festive fun.
Also in the mix? Planning new blog content for the year .. the world's longest nap .. and pots of something delicious simmering on the stovetop
The other night .. as my husband threw a couple more logs into the fireplace .. I chatted with my grandson via Facetime. Which means I asked him questions and he told me about Buzz and Woody. All the while, he gathered photos of their family from various parts of the house .. and held them up for me to see
(Many of his favorites are mine as well)
I could help but think
“He's watching. He's watching them. He's watching me. At the grocery, at the post office, at home, while we're doing the laundry and taking photos of dinner. We're shaping him .. or words and reactions and behavior providing the wheel at which his clay spins“
And although these are the shots he ended up with .. these are the ones that matter
Merry Christmas to you and yours, friends. May you enjoy many moments of peace .. love .. fuzzy slippers .. and little ones who delight in your shadow ..
ps: I'll be back on January 2nd .. ready for another year of healthy recipes .. and a few stories to share along the way
(Photo Credit: Feature Image – Instagram @madeleinlumley)