Friday, December 13, 2013

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. 

Inspired by Amanda of Soulemama

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

We have been enjoying the first snow of December here. The girls have been frolicking in the snow until they can't stand the cold and we had some nice days of just relaxing and being a family since James had off. I was also able to snuggle up and get a bit of knitting done this week. 

I had started work on a ribbed men's hat for hubby but in the middle of the pattern my circular needle broke. Just plain old broke! I didn't have another the right size to fit it on. Needless to say, I was upset and so disappointed. I decided to settle on a scarf instead until I can get new needles this weekend. I made a little progress on the baby sweater and I am ready to move to the next section. I also found some great yellow yarn for a knitted baby cap. 

As far as reading goes, I have given up on yet another book. I can't seem to stay the least bit focused to read these days. During all my pregnancies my brain just doesn't seem to want to focus on the printed word. Thankfully, the newest edition of Taproot showed up and I have something fun to read for the next week. 

What are you knitting this week? 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Monday, December 09, 2013


:: Snow ::

Some pictures taken by our oldest the other day in the snow....we are waiting on our next snow tomorrow...

"Out of the bosom of the Air,
      Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
      Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
            Silent, and soft, and slow
            Descends the snow."

A portion from "Snow-flakes" by H. Longfellow 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Our Weekend

:: Our Weekend ::

A few words and pictures to capture our weekend before the last few hours slip into the new week....

Gingerbread house making and pizza night 
Chaotic visit to the Commissary before the snow
Hot Cocoa and sharing an old Christmas movie with the girls 
Late night elf work with hubby
The smell of beeswax melting and candle-making filling my kitchen
Sleepy heads off to early morning Mass in the dark
Second week of Advent 
Beautiful voices and burning candles seeing us through the Advent season
The first Big Snow of the season  ( a whole 8 inches)
Playing in the snow  
Watching the snowbirds eating the treats we left for them 
A clean house and no laundry piles to end my weekend and start my week

I hope your weekend was filled with love, peace, and special times with your loved ones.