Jess and I hope your last few days of 2012 have been good. We have gone quiet here, choosing like a lot of you out there, to really be present in the moment.
The main reason I am breaking my silence is to show you one of my favorite things that made it's way into my holiday decor this year. Compliments of my husband.
See,I went a bit crazy and turned one entire wall in our house into a chalkboard wall.
I had very definite plans about what I wanted on the wall.
Life happened. My plans didn't.
I let go of my expectations and got this gift in return.
I came home from work one day to find he'd begun an amazing drawing. Now that it's finished, I am unsure as to whether I can ever change it....
It is a drawing one of our most favorite places on earth.
It is the view we had, most years, from the window of our Gasthaus.
We miss it.
This year we have enjoyed decorating.
Hanging out together.
Sometimes doing our own thing.
Pondering over a puzzle.
(Holy cow Mom, this one's hard)
And grabbing hugs under the mistletoe.
I also managed a bit of sewing. Pulling out some of my hoarded and doing no one any good, Little Folks Voile, now I, and a few other people have fun scarves to help keep them warm.
Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday.