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peace at home

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It is a quiet afternoon here at home. Dan’s first day back to work after Christmas, Mary and Elizabeth are napping and Emma is sitting beside me working on thank you cards to send out to family. Dan and I worked hard yesterday afternoon to clean up and organize after the tornado of Christmas swept through our home. It included some packing up of older toys, some giving away and some finding homes for the new things that found their way into our house this Christmas.

I went to bed last night feeling content and blessed–a warm home, lovely gifts, and wonderful husband, caring family, and three sweet little girls to wrap my arms around each day. 

Soon, I will do a little gift re-hashing on here–once I recharge the batteries on my camera. We had some real hits this year–and as is always the case, the ones that cost the least, were the most loved.

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The pictures are from our pre-Christmas trip to the BrandyWine River Museum. The museum is known for its collection of 3 generations of Wyeth artwork–some of my favorite artists. At this time of year, the museum puts up a two-story Christmas tree full of ornaments created solely from natural materials collected from the museum gardens. Seriously, I will never look at leaves and twigs and seedpods the same way again. You can see the whole set here and get inspired. I wish I could have photographed every one to show you.

Hope your holiday was full of warmth and contentment.
More soon.

P1010058

It is a quiet afternoon here at home. Dan’s first day back to work after Christmas, Mary and Elizabeth are napping and Emma is sitting beside me working on thank you cards to send out to family. Dan and I worked hard yesterday afternoon to clean up and organize after the tornado of Christmas swept through our home. It included some packing up of older toys, some giving away and some finding homes for the new things that found their way into our house this Christmas.

I went to bed last night feeling content and blessed–a warm home, lovely gifts, and wonderful husband, caring family, and three sweet little girls to wrap my arms around each day. 

Soon, I will do a little gift re-hashing on here–once I recharge the batteries on my camera. We had some real hits this year–and as is always the case, the ones that cost the least, were the most loved.

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P1010060

The pictures are from our pre-Christmas trip to the BrandyWine River Museum. The museum is known for its collection of 3 generations of Wyeth artwork–some of my favorite artists. At this time of year, the museum puts up a two-story Christmas tree full of ornaments created solely from natural materials collected from the museum gardens. Seriously, I will never look at leaves and twigs and seedpods the same way again. You can see the whole set here and get inspired. I wish I could have photographed every one to show you.

Hope your holiday was full of warmth and contentment.
More soon.

13 comments on “peace at home”

  1. Molly, I really enjoy your blog–thanks for sharing the link with me last month. Glad you and Dan had a fun Christmas and that you’re feeling content–gotta love that. Take care and have a great new year!

  2. yes! I love Andrew Wyeth- the Helga Collection has blown me away since I first found him in college…We have been talking about going there as a family trip this coming year- i think we will! Happy New Year

  3. yes! I love Andrew Wyeth- the Helga Collection has blown me away since I first found him in college…We have been talking about going there as a family trip this coming year- i think we will! Happy New Year

  4. A belated merry christmas to you, Molly! Our house is a wreck that may or may not get straightened soon. And we don’t even have kids–it’s just our mess!

  5. oh i’m so glad that you and yours had a very merry christmas 🙂

    and if i remember correctly, you posted a link to that 5 year journal…thanks bundles for that. i musta been a good girl b/c santa brought me one and i can’t wait to start jotting.

  6. it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! i need to do some major organizing in 2008. i could barely stand the chaos of stuff that christmas brings. time to trash out….

    happy new year, molly!

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