Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen

Family / Motherhood

12 Days of Christmas

One sibling photo a week throughout the year. 48/52

Short and sweet tonight because I haven’t found the bandwidth to do any writing this week. I’ve been in the kitchen a lot, making a variety of delicious things, and I think all my creative energy is going there. We have also been full-steam ahead with homeschool tasks, knowing that around the time of our baby’s arrival, we will slow down for a time, so for now, we need to keep moving forward. There is a lot of Christmas music happening, and earlier today the middle child in this week’s photo was singing (a more rare occurrence for him) and trying to remember the words to the 12 days of Christmas. He has a lot of them down, but every time he gets to the end of a cycle, you hear, “And a present in a bear (bare?) tree…” I haven’t the heart to correct him.


Update on run/walk goal for week 48 (the goal is to complete at least 10 miles per week): 9 Run/Walk miles traveled, 570mi in 2015


“Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” Mark 10:14-15

1141. safe travel to and from leavenworth despite challenging conditions, 1142. new ornaments for the tree, 1143. christmas party, 1144. generous gift of little boy baby clothes from a friend, 1145. successful advent calendar activities, 1146. better-than-average monday (in terms of peace and productivity), 1147. new books from the library for mama, 1148.  mini-cupcakes, 1149. super-cheese grins, 1150. santa in the weekly photo