Monday, December 15, 2014


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I think we are all ready for Christmas break. I know I am. I only have 4 days this week in the office and I'm out until January 5th! Looking forward to unplanned days with nothing on the schedule. I plan to knit, break out the cookbooks and cook something different, watch movies, take leisurely walks, and just enjoy the slower pace. I can't wait!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Father and Son

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Fonzy was heading upstairs to cut his and Ezekiel's hair, but stopped to look at his phone. While standing there in the kitchen, Ezekiel started to comb his hair. He joked saying "Daddy, your hair is thinning on top. You're going to start looking like Lebron" and so on. Around and around he went, combing Fonzy's hair. I look at these pictures and can't believe how tall Ezekiel has gotten. They both argue who's taller, I think Ezekiel may have finally got him. They have such a close relationship. Ezekiel often says his Dad is his best friend. I pray it will always be that way.

This little slice of life - this moment - touched my heart so. A Father/Son moment they probably have forgotten about - probably didn't think much of when it was happening, but a moment I'm sure they will cherish one day.

I already cherish it today.

Oh Christmas Tree

TX boys snowman knitted tree elijah ornament knittedsnowman toy soldier ezekiel ornament gingerbread2 clay snowman stocking boys reindeer One of my favorite things about decorating the Christmas tree each year is bringing out all the little ornaments the boys have made. The ones with their pictures are my favorites and reminder of how time flies! I can't believe it's been 10yrs since Ezekiel's little ornament picture!

I've made a few knitted ornaments and need to knit more. Maybe for next year, not happening this year. I've noticed too that we seem to have a thing for snowmen. Quite a few snowmen on our tree. All these are some of my favorites.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas! And I can have all the twinkle lights I want and no one will think I'm crazy - time of year!

Right after Thanksgiving I'm ready to get our tree and decorate for Christmas. This year was no exception. My boys decided this year that we should get a little tree. Not really sure why, but when we went to pick out the tree, Ezekiel went to the smallest one and declared it, "The One" It was as tall as him, and kind of skinny - just like him! I tried to persuade him to choose another one, but he was determined that this was it. So we took it home.

Titus wasn't too sure about the tree. He watches it out of the corner of his eyes, and darts past it whenever he has to go near it.

Elijah demonstrating how short the tree really is. I actually like our little Charlie Brown tree. No need for the bigger is better. Small feels just right this year.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful For This

me and titus_2 titus_tracks_2 acorn mingo trail treeheart trail spruce titus_2 berries bench tracks windblown scarecrow bare leaves I decided to take this week of Thanksgiving off. Fonzy and boys have school the first part of the week, so it's just Titus and I hanging out at home. I plan on knitting, doing some baking and cooking and just relaxing the next couple of days. Today the temperature was in the 70's. Too nice to be indoors, so Titus and I ventured out to check out the trails right in our hood.

The air was heavy with the scent of rain, but there was a warm breeze. Most of the leaves have already fallen from the trees. Fall is so fleeting. I wish it would last longer.

Titus and I walked and walked. Just my thoughts, the rustling leaves, the jingle of Titus's dog tag, and curvy railroad tracks and trails. I love walking on railroad tracks. Looking ahead and seeing them curve around a bend. There's something magical about them to me. The promise of a journey, of places unknown....just around the bend.

I'm so thankful for this life of mine. For the simple things like walking, the company of a much loved dog, and enjoying the beauty that's right here.