The tree is up and lighted and there are a few ornaments on it. The rest are waiting the arrival of my son on Saturday. He has special requested that we finish decorating the tree together. It's the first time we've been able to do this together in 5 years and I must admit that I am over the moon happy that this grown up child of mine is sentimental enough to want to get out all of the family ornaments and place them on the tree with me.
In fact it is a season of firsts for us. Our son has been either in Korea or Iraq for the last 5 Christmases, our daughter has been either on duty or on call as a nurse, and so is the first time we will all be together to celebrate Christmas together in our 'new' home, albeit over the weekend so the nurse daughter can get back to the ICU for Christmas. But the other first is, that for the first time ever in the long history of my sister and I being adults, we will celebrate Christmas in my home. My sister and one of my nephews are making the long, long drive down from Iowa just to be here with us. We've spent so many Christmases in her home when we visited from Australia and I've always been so grateful for her opening up her home as if was our own. It is truly a great pleasure to have her here.
And with all of that family business coming right up, I'm taking a little blog break. "What" you say, "haven't you been on a blog break?" Well yes, in fact it does appear that I have been missing in blog action. There have been so many things happening over the last month that I am feeling the need for a little break and some time to reconnect with my family. In fact, I need a little time to reconnect with my studio and me. So I'll be back in the beginning of January, bright eyed, bushy tailed, and full of new designs.
Happy Holidays All!
And blessings and brightness for the coming year.