I love the quiet after Christmas. It's such a nice in between time. There's still New Year's to look forward to, but all the excess of Christmas is over and all that is left is a few remaining Christmas lights and time to reflect.
Here in our home we have been taking our days slow. What else can we do in the winter when it's dark outside most of the time and we have a little new babe to take care of. Having Winslow home is simply lovely. I am beyond blessed that he is home, we all are. Right now as I write this I can hear him and Noah playing on the bongos upstairs...he is instructing Noah on how to dance. There is a lot of laughter coming from upstairs.
I've been catching myself lately just being in wonder of everything that I have. Today I sat in the quiet with the Christmas tree lights on, while my two precious babes lay on me taking a nap. It looked as though they were both fighting for room on my lap, each child taking up every inch of me that was available and I just thought to myself, how blessed am I? I sat there wishing that there was a way to bottle up their smallness, their sweet littleness. Someday I will miss them being this small. I already dread the day.
Yesterday I snuck out by myself for a short but much needed walk on my own. It was quick and I walked briskly, but it was nice to be on my own for a few minutes. It was good to walk quickly, it felt nice to have the cold air on my cheeks and breathe in the sharp air. I admired the beauty around me. The pink sunlight on the snow covered mountains, the animal tracks I saw in the snow, my colourful neighbourhood. I loved the quiet and the moment I had all to myself. Even if it was just for 15 minutes.
I'm listening to the new Feist album. Winslow gave it to me for Christmas and I love it. I think it's one of those albums that needs to be listened to many times to really "get" it. It's very mellow and pretty. Perfect for this time of year.
And how about you friends? Are you ready for the New Year to come along? Are you feeling ready to wipe the slate clean and start out fresh? I just love the start of a new year. I love cleaning the house, organizing my life, setting goals (not resolutions), and picking up healthy habits once again.
I hope you are all well dear friends.