To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day Fourteen

With photos from day twelve :-) One of the best...and the craziest...things about the holidays is family. It's the one time a year when we're all together. (Although my brother-in-law Jim seems to miss quite a few of these...coincidence?) It's the one time a year when I get to be with all of my sisters. My nephew made the following observation to Sarah and one of my nieces, "Have you noticed when our moms get together they yell a lot?"
We're a loud family. A really loud family.
This year was especially loud because we were looking through all the old family photographs. It made us laugh a lot. And we may or may not have gotten louder trying to speak over each other to tell about some memory that that was pushed to the fore front of our minds when looking at the pictures. It was such a good way to spend the  day.


iarepilotswife said...

Oh! It looks like you gals had so much fun!!!
What a blessing it was for you to have your family around you.

Warms my heart...