Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our blurry year

I feel like this year flew by! So much happened and there is so much more to come. So many new and exciting changes and I'm really looking forward to our new adventures and being able to spend another year with this amazing baby and her new little buddies!

I resolve to cook more, spend more time outdoors, bond more with close friends and just slow way down so that next year I can look back and feel like I took it all in. We're grounded and it's time to be calm and carry on.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Winter Solstice Tradition

We used to celebrate the Winter Solstice as a rebirth to the coming year, letting go of the old and moving forward with the new. We've now decided to adopt a day of quiet, no lights, no computers, no tv, and as little electricity as possible (aside from heat). To light our evening on the longest night of the year, it will start with these little handmade lanterns from recycled materials found in our home.

from Amelia's first birthday banner bunting flags....reusage of the paper!

Folded in half I cut one more piece, then fold length wise and glue the edges. It's so easy.

I found this link which helped with the idea.

I'm going to pre-make dinner with finger foods for a little living room picnic. What is your/what will be your plans for the Winter Solstice?

Monday, December 6, 2010

pieces of our day

Our walk produced this piece of Christmas today. Who says it's the time of year for spending? I say "spend" it with family, creating, connecting, sharing and just enjoying each others' company.