Today is the last lazy day of the Holiday season. Jacob has his friend Erinn over today and we also had Kathy and the children visiting, too. Despite a bout with the flu, we have still managed to have a fulfilling week of Christmasing.
Quite a bit of snow fell this weekend, and we bundled up Sarah this morning so she could experience it. She had to wear an old pair of boots from her brother.
The ponds are almost frozen enough to walk on. It is supposed to get as low as 12 degrees tonight, perhaps tomorrow we will skate.
Sarah played with Caleb, Seth, and the dog. When they came in, she cried because her hands were cold. I helped take off the snow clothes and then swept up the snow with the broom.
Jacob, Erinn, and Grace watched a show upstairs in Grace’s room. There *may or may not* be a little love in the air.
Kathy’s children played outside with some of mine. They had a snowball fight while we talked on the couch.
I love that Ethan called her to ask if they could come over….and she told him yes. Kevin is getting tall, Emily is a beauty, Caitlyn had a short hair cut, and before they left, Tristan played me a beautiful piece on the piano, all memorized and just the most amazing song, perfectly played. It was a gift to hear it.
Well, my friends, it is a New Year. A fresh one, “with no mistakes in it, yet”. (Anne Shirley)
There is so much to look forward to, so much learning and growing and enjoying.
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.