Little Lull

Home again. At least for a bit.

Our travels led us to fulfillment as we visited family. And friends here and there, too. The time of being together and little to get done is always refreshing.
We marveled on the way home at how little discipline the children needed and realized it was only because they were so distracted by their sweet little cousins and all the play at G'ma & G'pa's.

Now we're unwinding and doing a lot more behavior correcting. But off to the other g'ma & g'pa's tonight. So more shopping and wrapping and packing to get us there. The unpacked suitcases and upheaved house will have to wait.

Photo by Nate Madden

It will be my mission to get another family pic. I know people will love me for that. Ha.


Merry Christmas from balmy Little Rock.

An attempt will be made for an entire family photo today...


Over the rivers and through the woods to grandmother's house we go.

the horse knows the way to carrying the sleigh through the white and drifting snow

Over the river, and through the wood—
Oh, how the wind does blow!

It stings the toes and bites the nose

As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood
And straight through the barnyard gate,

We seem to go extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!


As the children were playing in the snow, I snapped a few of photos around the yard. There is so much good in these long winters. It's easy to see them in the beginning... the end is always what gets me.
To a thankful winter!


We're here.
So much going on at our house - just like yours.

The season is bringing little joys as we
create, plan, dream and remember.

Creating Christmas decor, costumes, gifts and snowmen.

Planning a bit for a shower, a Christmas program, a neighborhood brunch.

Dreaming about a whole week at the Grandparents house. Aunt, uncle and cousins included.

Remembering a baby born in a manger to save us. A humble sacrifice for prideful sinners.

Love to you.
My computer with photos is throwing a tantrum, I will post visuals soon.


There is something about a little sister's baby that woos me believe he's my baby, too.
Sister's share everything, right?