I’ve had the most inspiring conversations with my brother, Stephen, this whole month of December. They have been about what Christmas means in our society. Somehow much of Christmas’ meaning gets lost with all the fluff. Fluff that isn’t necessarily bad, just distracting.
The last few days have reminded me how exciting it is to have at least one child that thinks like me. My Caroline. She’s the one that gets the most excited over all of my ideas. She’s the one that jumps on the idea of making presents for her family members and does it exquisitely.
This is the Sleepy Time Gal’s first Christmas blogging in this space. How happy, grateful, and blessed I feel to have a place to share my thoughts and life, through my blog. How grateful I am to know so many of you, because of my blog. So I couldn’t be any happier than to give a special gift to you this Christmas season.
Good morning to you. How I loved all of your incredible feedback yesterday. If we could all just harness our energy to be the best we can be, we could move mountains! Thank you for your supporting words. I love knowing that we’re all in this together.
Today I have a few inspiring things to share with you this week before Christmas. Here is the list:
Yesterday was our Christmas party. It was a small, simple gathering with some new homeschooling moms and their children. We made homemade gift wrap, had a mini cookie exchange, and kids played around our conversation. I ran around a bit before it began tidying and prepping. But not as much as I would have when I just had one child…
It just sits there in our living room, looking rather dashing. I should clarify, the new piano doesn’t sit there long without little fingers tickling its’ ivories.
Tomorrow is the big Dirle name gift exchange. Much, much earlier than it has ever been since everyone will actually be in town tomorrow. This is when we exchange sibling name gifts and when all of the cousins give their presents to each other. As you can imagine there are a lot of girl cousins in the Dirle family. Pretty much like 90%.