Christmas break has been busy and I’ve had a hard time finding the opportunity to write in this space. Who knows how I managed to blog daily when I was homeschooling ten children…I think our routine was just different then. This break has been wonderful. We’ve gone to the library, read piles of books and built entire LEGO cities. Before the Christmas break Tucker and Hezekiah asked if they could make dinner one night and I happily obliged. Earlier this week they made hamburgers (hand formed with bacon!) and a humongous salad for us to enjoy. Yesterday Jubilee made twice baked potatoes for the family. The children have been relishing their long break from school…I’m not sure any are ready to go back. I am enjoying having my children around all day (and enjoying not having to feel guilty or worry about the homeschooling aspect). Four more days and back to formal education they go. This Christmas Eve I got to photograph the birth of little Shepherd. I haven’t had a chance to edit his photos yet, but will share more once I do.
The very next day our dear friends welcomed their little Christmas baby, Ella, to the world. Don’t you just want to kiss those little cheeks? I did…but I refrained…lets keep those tiny newborns germ-free, shall we?
Greg and Merriann asked me to come take a family photo…and I just had to share this, since sometimes the outtakes are more fun, meaningful (and at times) accurate than the nicely posed version. You might recognize Greg, Merriann and crew from our camping trip in Oregon this summer.
How is your Christmas break going?