The kids pulled stuffies made from socks(not made by Mommy), little toys and clothes out of their stockings
I didn't take pictures of Jesus' birthday cake, or the time spent with family-tho I did remember to take the camera, I never got it out. We came home that night, after two family dinners and lots of playing and laughter, Bry-D and I understanding why our parents were always so worn out after Christmas, and the kids ready both to play and to sleep. Eliz got her first real Barbie(Aunt Cheryl knows just what a little girl wants), Lex got a set of just-his-size tractors-a clever regift from his Aunt(technically cousin) Kris, in a few days I'll go get a Children's Museum of Indianapolis family + 2 membership, thanks to my parents & sister's honoring my request to them. It was hard for my mom, who loves watching gifts be opened, but she did well. All in all, a very good day.
But now that it's over, and the New Year seems to be looming ever bigger, I'm wondering what next? After putting so much into this time of year, how do I follow it? We had gotten back into the habit of breakfast devotionals, thanks to having a Jesse Tree for Advent. I want to keep it up, but what to follow it with?
And what should my goals for this year be? I write out a list of goals each year, and this past year I scrapped my lists and spent most of the year de-cluttering. I have an organized attic, and garage, something that gives me a freakish amount of joy. Only one room in the house, the ever evolving play/sewingroom, remains to be organised. Perhaps I should revisit last years' lists and just use those?