We’re up late because Aaron has to lock up for the midnight service at the church. I really can’t wait until the kids are old enough to survive the midnight service. Singing “Joy To The World” while the cascade of bells from the bell tower ring out at midnight is something I long to experience again. Someday, I’ll be there. Just not now. Now, I need to go snuggle my not so baby boy back to sleep and keep an ear out for my every growing big girl in case she wakes. This stage of life has it’s beauty, too. Beauty childish giggles, sloppy baby kisses, and quiet moments of wonder as I wake to snuggle my children back to sleep.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
This is what I did tonight while both kids slept at the same time (!!!) and Aaron was away playing Halo something or another with guys. Yeah, it’s a bit silly to have a tree painted on drop cloth and hung on the wall but it’s totally 2 babies and 2 cats proof. I was inspired by my friend who painted a Christmas tree on the wall because they are in the middle of moving this holiday season.
The photo makes it look a bit awkward but I think that’s because I’m an awkward photographer! It’s really rather cute in person. Well, rustically cute. I kept on repeating “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” like a mantra while putting it together. All things considered, I’m happy with the results. Someday, when the kids are older and the cats are dead, I’ll have an extravagant and gorgeous tree. In the mean time, I’ll embrace what I do have with my whole heart.