it did my heart good to hear that you too needed the reminder to not give up. thank you for the sweet comments. i really love hearing from y'all. and no, the hoop art is not in shoppe. . . yet. that one was a gift for another homeschoolin' mama. but i have a plan for a new line of hoop art in early 2011, which will include that verse.
gia had a birthday bash last weekend. i thought i would wait to share about it until after christmas. otherwise it might get lost in the mix. but here is a sneak peak of her nutcracker ballet party. i gathered materials from the stash and created these super sweet candy cane invitations.
and these are some of my favorite shots from that afternoon. i am so glad this moment was captured. we turned around and found these four snuggled up and reading. too cute.
i have enjoyed the time away from here. i have been been collecting my thoughts and keeping one task in front of me, rather than two or ten. there has been lots of reflecting on 2010 and thinking-dreaming-praying about the coming year.
the air is feeling so very full of christmas. every gift i wrap stirs up the excitement for this weekend. i love just being home together. we have no plans to travel and jesse began an 11 day vacation today! christmas eve service is always a favorite. the lights and music and stories fill my heart and soul with longing and thankfulness and awe. i pray each and every one of us finds peace in knowing God has given the most precious gift we could need.