Sunday, January 2, 2011

Determined to get the tree out - photography- Livingston, TN

I was determined today to get the Christmas tree out of the house.  The ornaments were starting to slide off the limbs and the lights haven't been on in days.  Also on my list was getting all the boxes out of the hallway and the screened porch (leftovers from presents and shipping packages).  This led to a bonfire in the backyard to torch above mentioned items.  Thirty minutes of sweeping pine needles and the living room is starting to get back to "normal" - whatever that is!

I am sure that tomorrow will bring more projects and cleaning and organization, but can I just say that I enjoy the rhythm of school breaks?  I am not looking forward to my kids being gone all day.  It seems that the days just fly by when they are at school.  I am reminded that my years with them are passing quickly.  God, help me enjoy the moments that I have with my family.  The moments may not always be picture-perfect, but they are from You and a blessing.


  1. My kids would love to do this! Unfortunately, no bonfires are allowed :-(

    I know what you mean about school breaks. I look forward to them at least as much as the kids do.

  2. I guess you were determined :). That is one BIG fire :)

  3. I love how the fire-tender has a big stick... and a phone :)

  4. Good luck with your 365. It will be an awesome year.

  5. I, too, started removing Christmas from the house. Only mine gets cramped back into the boxes to wait for next year.

    The time with our children goes way to fast. Enjoy them!

    Nice to "meet" you and look forward to following the 365.