This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmastime is here

There's just one half day left of school before we're officially on Christmas vacation, and are we ever looking forward to the time off.  Even though it might seem like being home all together would be more work than going to work, we're actually at our best when we are all together, just us.  It's easier to cherish the time together when we're not rushing out the door for school or work or activities.  Vacation is a good time to just exhale. 

We've been getting a jump start on holiday exhaling lately by doing some crafty gifty activities.  There have been sweets, glass ornaments, cinnamon ornaments and finally pillows.  I'm especially proud of the kids' creativity and workmanship on the pillows (which they intend to keep as Christmas decorations for their rooms).  Super cute!

As we have been wrapping gifts, we've had to get a little creative with labeling them.  Those little "to-from" stickers are pretty short on space when a gift comes from a family of six.  We've come up with an acronym that solves the to-from real estate problem and concurrently speaks volumes about our family:

To:  You
From:  B.L.A.M.

Wishing you and yours a very Joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year.


J, K  and B.L.A.M.O.  (Oscar the dachshund sends his greetings, too)

1 comment:

Julia said...

That's too funny! :) And I am totally with you on loving the unstructured down-time; I think our family is much happier when there's no work or school or activities to get to. That probably should tell me something about guarding our family's time...