Wednesday, December 14, 2011


"I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever."               ~Isak Dinesen

Does that include shopping for Christmas Presents!  Maybe I need to focus more on the beauty of the season, I did tell the children Im going to take a day and go shopping and just get what ever I want for them.  That really sounds kind of fun.  Taking time to think about each kid and what they might like and then just not worrying about whether it is on there wish list or not or worry if the store still has what ever it is they are longing for.  I really do want to take the anxiety out of Christmas gift shopping.  It was hitting me today one of the things they wanted I cant find and I dont want to pay the inflated price for the limited addition.  It just to Crazy, and I could feel that anxiety setting in.  So that is how I came up with my plan, I am still hoping they wont be too disappointed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mary Star Path

One of the things I thought would be fun as we focused on Mary for our Nativity this week was to make the star path from the book All Year Round.  I have been wanting to make one for a while.  So Im so excited to have finally done it. 

Here is my Mary I had a lot of fun crocheting her and then giving her wool roving for hair.  I just love wool roving.

This is her star journey to the stable.  Each star is numbered with the day of the week up to Christmas Day and that is when she will reach the stable.  She is geting closer every day.   I still need to make a little baby Jesus for her to hold when she arrives at the stable. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

           google images

           Reminds us that we need to find a moment to
    ponder the events of that sacred night in Bethlehem
 In that moment we celebrate the miracle of Christ's birth, and  
                          the gift that Heaven gave.     
                                                      ~Emily Freeman