Merry Christmas Eve!

There is a lot of excitement in our house today.  We will bake cookies this afternoon and watching some holiday movies. After dinner we will take a drive around town to look at the lights. Hopefully, while we’re gone, Santa’s elves will have stopped by to make sure we’re ready for the big guy’s arrival and leave us each a gift under the tree – new pajamas!!!

Throughout the day, there will be music.

I am sure to spread lots of Christmas cheer as I sing along with more of my favorite holiday tunes.

Merry Christmas Eve!

The Future I See

I’m still scoping out log home plans and liking this one quite a bit.

I would extend the porch around the back of the house, but there isn’t a lot I would change about these plans.  Just a simple, open house plan.  I love it!!

I can envision Christmas in this home.  The porch decorated with garland and lights.  A Christmas tree in the window, decorations of gold, green and red.  Baking cookies as Holiday music filling the air.  Songs like . . . . .

“The future you see is the future you get.” – Robert G Allen

My log home in the country just may be in my future after all.

Tender Heart

As Naomi has gotten older, she has developed a tender heart. Daddy or mommy scolding her for something can send her to tears pretty easily, but lately songs that touch her little heart will also send her into tears.  I understand this, as more than a few songs have caused tears to stream down my face.  Some songs just bring emotions to the surface.

Today, we were on our way to meet up with some other homeschoolers for a day at the park.  Other than the fog, it was a decent day here in Central IL and we needed to take full advantage and get everyone outside for some fresh air and outdoor fun.  On the way, we were listening to a local radio station which plays Christmas music all day this time of the year.  One of my favorite Christmas songs came on the radio and within a few minutes Lili  announced that Naomi had tears on her cheeks.  I’ve had to fight back the tears most times I’ve heard this song too, so I can’t say I blame her at all for getting emotional.

My tender-hearted little girl feels deeply and that’s a good thing.