I have so enjoyed having a break! This is the first year that we did not spend the whole Christmas break traveling. I never realized how nice it is to just stay home! I'm a "home-body" anyway...but this break has been so refreshing!
Austin is home and my family is complete once again. It's funny how good it feels to have everyone together. Last night, all the guys in the house put all the TV's and the computer monitor in the living and set up their game systems. Our family now owns 3 PS3's. They were playing capture the flag and other beat-em-up and kill-em games! They had a blast! It is refreshing to watch them play together and enjoy each other! I know I will soon be missing all of this.
All of these feelings make me realize that I've taken the love of my Parents and of Adam's Parents for granted. I'm now beginning to understand what it must feel like for them when we come for visits. I think they must still feel that "pleasure when the family is all together and complete"! I need to make more of an effort to make the times that we are together more memorable for them.
Where we are now...is back to school! HaHa! It's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things...but I think I'm almost there. The fact that I'm actually blogging proves that. Now, to get the rest of it together. Aaron is back to complaining about math "not being fun". I'm back to getting people up in the morning saying, "There's a ton that needs to be done before you have to go here or there!"
Oh, how I fight the urge to wish for more quiet days. I know they are coming faster than I'll want them. I just haven't figured out how to slow the clock down and enjoy each minute I have with my children...whether in school, or in play.
I pray the Lord will give me a heart of contentedness as I continue to watch my children grow up and that He will remind me to enjoy every second of time I have with them. I also pray that my memory will stay vivid for a looooonnnngggg time to come!
Happy New Year!