Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas is Here

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

I haven't been able to get outside much lately (see "real" below).  It's seasons like this that make me realize how much I need to nurture my soul with the beauty of nature. 

My mom and I managed to pull off a surprise visit this past weekend. She flew in at midnight and was sleeping on the couch when the girls woke up Friday morning (their first question to me was, "Do we have to do school today?" {funny} and true!)

I tried knitting years ago - back in college and then again before the girls were born. I decided it wasn't really my thing, but now I'm knitting again beause the girls are learning from a friend. I still don't think it's my thing, but I'm half done with this hat.

I'm a bit weary of all the rain. It's been particularly rainy the past month and there are puddles everywhere. My backyard is a swamp and our rainy season has just begun. 


  1. That waterfall is beautiful... but then all of your photos are!
    Thanks for sharing at, and have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. how wonderful that your mom flew in!! Stay dry, my nephews are itching to get back to playing outside!!

  3. certainly getting out in nature is nurturing for the soul. How wonderful to have your Mom visit and surprise your girls. And keep up with the knitting.
    Wishing you a happy Christmas. I'm meeting you today through Communal Global.

  4. It is warm here and rainy here, too. But you bring out such a lovely spirit in your blog. It's lovely!

  5. It's amazing what some nature can do for you! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Beautiful pictures !!
    Merry Christmas !!

  7. Lovely images.Wish you a Blessed Christmas!

  8. We've got the rains, as well. I love your nature inspiration. You inspire me to get out more and enjoy the great outdoors, even in the winter.