What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, December 08, 2007

All Things Christmas

This picture cracks me up. Riding the elephant is a fun thing that this Papa does. He has even been known to take them to bed that way. The minute he gets on the floor-for whatever reason- the kids high-tail it over to him. Andrew was not pleased that he couldn't get up by himself.

And this photo here is super blurry, but I HAD to post it anyway, because I love the childrens' faces in it. So Happy are they! Even the Panda bear....now that he is up.


As for us we are consumed with all things Christmas. Cookies, snow, present wrapping, Christmas card writing, shopping, warm and milky Chai tea (recipe forthcoming), dollhouse preparations, peppermint, candles, tree flickers, good old Bing. I am loving every single minute of it.

Last night, as Matt finished making the rooms of the dollhouse I made a set of bunkbeds and a bed for the Mom and Pops. I can't wait to share them with you. I went to A.C.Moore and used my 40% off coupon to buy a toilet and bathtub set. (No WAY I can make THOSE things! hehehe) It is all coming together.

Matt's part in the dollhouse is nearly over-he will make a few windows later and put on the armoire doors-but all that comes after I finish painting the inside. I will probably consume myself with that to try and forget that this very weekend everyone else that I love is going to be gathered together, celebrating my new niece Cassandra's adoption into my sisters' and brother-in-laws family and on Sunday, her adoption into the body of Christ. Matt working, snow, and a 4 hour drive is keeping me away and making me miss what I REALLY don't want to miss.

So, instead, I get to paint walls. Fabulous. I am going to try and make bed linens, curtains, and rugs this weekend too.

Anyway. Wow. This post turned into a pity party for me! Sorry!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying this season for all that it is...
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