Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Week Between

We always take the week between Christmas and New Year's as a break from school.  This makes the holiday last and leads us into Lindsay's birthday and our anniversary.

Tim has had work, but this is a lighter time of the year, so it has felt like a holiday for him, too.  Last night we went to see the new Star Wars movie with friends.  Today, the kids helped him with taking down a few dead trees in our horse pasture.  Sarah learned to use the chain saw and to chop wood, too.  Kyle was the wood hauler.  Rachel and I headed over to our library bookstore and then stopped to get a few things from the grocery store.

I found these two interesting books at the library bookstore.

Kay liked the cowl I made for Lindsay, but loved the red yarn I used for mine, so I am making her one.  I finished it and blocked it today, so tomorrow I'll stitch it together.

Tomorrow involves a road trip for Tim and I to pick up our nieces from two different airports.  Two went to Senegal for Christmas and one went to Colorado.  The two with the international flight are coming in at Dulles and the domestic flight comes in at Baltimore.  We pick up the girls at Dulles and then swing back through Baltimore for the other!  It'll be fun to chat about their trips!

Thank you to those of you who prayed for our friends Chadd and Chelsea.  God was gracious.  We are all grateful.  You can read all about it here.

I've seen a lot of posts on FB saying, "Christmas is over.  I'm ready for Summer!"  I say, "Are you crazy?"  For us its still Christmas.  I never take the decor down before New Years and I often leave it up until Epiphany.  I don't do Santa's etc, so it is easily transformed to winter decor anyway.  How about you?

I'm praying and thinking about a word for this coming year.  Do you do this?  If so what is your word for 2017?


  1. I take my tree and major Christmas stuff down only because we don't school and it helps me get it done before we start. I still have younger kids I have to be hands on with so it makes it easier to have it done. I still leave the more winter stuff up. My word of the year is Pray. I believe. That is what I feel for now.

  2. You've had a fun Christmas break. Have a Happy New Year, Deanna!

  3. Thank you for your constant support and prayers through the long year and a half since Chadd's accident. We needed every single one of them. God, and the Judge, were so gracious.

    Have fun gathering those nieces!


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