Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas everyone!

It's Christmas weekend and I wanted to take this time to wish everyone out there who might stumble across this blog a very Merry Christmas! I hope the season brings you peace and everything good!

I have 5 more gifts to wrap, and then I'm officially finished! There will be no late-night Christmas Eve wrapping for me this year! It's a bittersweet thing that my youngest, Jake, no longer really believes in Santa. The good part of that is I don't have to try and stay awake until he's sound asleep to sneak in all the Santa gifts. Still, it's a little sad to have that magical part of the holiday behind us. It's also nice, though, to have the kids really focus on the "reason for the season" as they say.

Yesterday, we put our middle child, Brennan, on a bus to Salt Lake City, where he has chosen to move to start his life over, so to speak. He's almost 21, and has had his struggles, and he was so excited to be moving and getting a fresh start. He has a buddy from here that is working at a ski resort in or near Brighton, and so the phone rang with the invite to move out there and snowboard, work, and all that other stuff that 20-something boys do and Brennan jumped on the chance. We had a little early Christmas with him on Thursday evening, and he boarded the Greyhound Friday. I'm happy for him, because he's so excited. He's rather a mama's boy (nothing wrong with that right?) and so this will probably be just what he needs to get that push to grow up and really try and do for himself. Merry Christmas, Brennan!

On the creative side, I've been doing mindless quilt binding, but it's gotta be done sooner or later! I hope to continue stitching on Scarlet Letter American Quaker Band sampler this weekend too!!! It would be sweet to get that sucker done by year's end! Lord only knows I have HUMONGOUS stitching plans for the new year, as well as numerous quilts, AND 2007 is the year I will become a full-fledged KNITTER! I'm so excited! I've piddled my way around knitting instruction books in the past and have made a few dishcloths....but I'm going to get serious about it and take a CLASS and really learn how to knit! It's gonna be GREAT! THINK of the yarn! OH MY! I can't wait!

I wish you and your family a VeRy MeRRy ChRIStmAS!