Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Joyful Joyful...

We just returned from 2 amazing weeks with family split between Chattanooga and Dallas. Oh the joys of being a student and looking forward to the end of a full semester. We relaxed on the couch for much of the time with good books (Harry Potter) and hot chocolate by our side...The rest of our time can be summed up as follows: SNOW!, laughter, dominoes, chickens, walks, frisbee, gumdrops, good wine, dear friends, and lots of caroling.

Enjoying the spectacular snow on Christmas day.

Adam spent 30 min letting Susie Q play with his hair. I was suspicious that he was mainly in it for the free head massage, but it was adorable nonetheless:)

Dad and Adam surprised us all with 4 hens and a rooster on Christmas. They were lovingly named Chester (rooster), Betsy, Sadie, Audrie, and Petunia and have already begun to lay eggs.


We resumed our annual tradition of building delicious gingerbread houses that were dripping with gum drops and peppermint sticks.

I wish we could spend more time with these two. We laugh a lot together.

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