December 9, 2011

7 Quick Takes

  1. I was very heartbroken to hear the news that the Duggar's unborn baby had passed away.  Although I have significant theological differences with the Duggar family, I really admire and respect them.  I know how painful loss is, and having experienced a second trimester loss myself, I can't imagine going through that pain in the public eye, with the kind of hatred that is spewed at them.  Their baby and family are in my prayers.
  2. My little guy sure is getting big.  He's coming up on 14 months old, and he's just so funny and such a joy!  I love watching him explore and learn.
  3. So I thought my husband and I had compromised on when to put the tree up (December 17).  But apparently this was forgotten, as it's sitting next to me.  Hmm....
  4. Speaking of which, what is the difference between a family room and living room?  We actually have two rooms like that now, so I don't know which is which!  (AND we have a dining room!  Space!  I love it!)
  5. Further thoughts on Christmas trees, what on earth is the point of decorating one when you have small children?  The tree looked nice for about 5 minutes.  Now half the ornaments are missing, and the other half are all on the top half of the tree, where little hands can't reach.  I said it looks silly, dh says it just looks like we have kids!
  6. My 3 year old (4 in March!!) really enjoys going to a local Christian pre-school, but for various reasons, I'll be doing her next year of pre-school at home.  Although I tend to dread the thought of doing pre-school and Kindergarten at home, largely because I hate doing kids' crafts and songs (I know, that sounds horrible, but it's true!) but I'm actually looking forward to it.  Firstly, I feel kind of lost without homeschooling anyone, and secondly, she's very bright, so it will be interesting to see how she takes to homeschooling.
  7. I haven't knitted or crocheted anything in a couple of years!  I miss it, and hope to dig out my knitting supplies this weekend and work on something.


Colleen said...

I don't know much about the Duggars but I was also so sorry to hear of their loss. Especially because as you say, there will sadly be so many delighting in their misfortune which to me is just sickening. :( Joining you in prayers for their family.

On a lighter note, I had to laugh when I read about your Christmas tree dilemma...I guess once children enter our lives we have to let go of our idea of perfection as we previously knew it!!:)

Wishing you and your family a beautiful advent that brings Christ closer to your hearts every day.


Kerrie @ TFK said...

I think a living room is more formal than a family room...