The morning of Christmas Eve we baked and listened to music, and prepared to visit family by having a quiet first half around our home. We love that we are quiet and at home.
Then we attended the 4pm Christmas vigil mass! The Nativity scene, bright red poinsettias and crowded (ok, we stood outside) church were all inspiring. This early vigil mass is just the perfect time for our young family (ok, as perfect as perfect gets when you are held to specific available times!).
Christmas Eve evening was spent exchanging gifts and sharing a meal with my extended family.
Linking up with Clan Donaldson!
|Yeast bread rolls the size of oranges! (Ok, except the sad one near the top right corner)|
Year of Faith..
This year will be a foothold for contentment.
We are skim/paraphrase reading Declutter Your Life - this is such a great read! I'm so excited Tyler is reading it with me...and guess what???????????????
I'm reading it from my...
KINDLE FIRE WITH WHICH I AM SO SO SO TOTALLY EXCITED ABOUT AND CAN'T BELIEVE THE GREATEST HUSBAND EVER GOT ME SUCH AN AWESOME NERDY GADGET AND HE IS JUST THE MOST THOUGHTFUL GUY EVVVEEEERRRRRRRRR! THANK YOU LORD FOR SUCH A VERY VERY THOUGHTFUL HUSBAND!
Whew! I'm so pumped. I. Love. To. Read.
Reading on an iPhone versus the Kindle Fire is like
eating potted meat versus a stuffed oven roast*.
*I've never had potted meat, but my husband who has eaten both approves this statement.
So this is the quote I'm going to cling to this year:
"Fast now - feast later. Feast now - headache later."
~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
And so enters in the following photo. It includes my favorite wipe-off board ever: a large, oversized bathroom mirror. Total quotation-mad-creative-happiness. This folks, is our bathroom! Or half of it at least.
And it was so wonderfully decorated with: a dry erase marker. Washable markers totally work too. Promise. I was like crazy mirror writing lady through all of high school.
|My contentment quote and my "rhythm" schedule adorn our bathroom mirror.|
I imagine that I'm going to need lots of:
not sure what else but I think contentment will really help to cultivate other virtues
Hoping that you are having a wonderful beginning to your Year of Faith and 12 days of Christmas!