happy challahdays

Posted on December 25th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »













We had such a great day together at home. The kids popped out of bed early and opened some little presents in the morning, which was very exciting and included things like Superhero Chutes and Ladders, Thinking Putty, and Quidditch goggles.

David gave me an American Giant hoody in a deep strawberry pink/red (which I love) and a sweet card, which I had to read very carefully in order not to cry.Ā  I’m still not very good at getting him presents, unless I get up some verve and do a painting–but I made a yummy dish of enchiladas and a gluten-free apple pie this afternoon to make up for it, haha.

After an early dinner and apple pie a la mode, the kids went out to slide down the hill on their bottoms and I went snowshoeing in the woods. The rest of the day was filled with talking to our families on the phone, kid-made sugar cookies, various treats procured from stockings, and Kevin Costner A.K.A. Robin Hood.

Today was another mark to me of the goodness God is bringing us into. Even as the darkness of the season came to a climax just a few days ago and is slowly brightening each day, I feel that our family is also moving forward into a brighter time, and I’m running into it with everything I’ve got. Challah, challah.

I hope you had an amazing day, too, and I pray that God’s love is surrounding you and lifting you above your circumstances.Ā  Here is a song I have been listening to daily, and holding my heart steady in the place it brings me to.

6 Responses to “happy challahdays”

  1. Jennifer Miller says on :

    I”m not good at getting my husband gifts either. He does much better for me.

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Oh, good–I’m glad I’m not the only one! šŸ™‚

  3. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee… I love the pix – the room with the lights looks like it’s in a magazine – very beautiful šŸ™‚ / luv u mom

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mom! That jade plant was our “tree” again this year. šŸ˜‰

  5. Granny says on :

    Thanks for all the wonderful photos. I really enjoy watching the kids as they grow. They are all three amazing. Caleb said Mia made the best enchiladas he ever ate–that’s BIG coming from a New Mexico person lol. The cookie makers all did a good job. Love you all. Granny

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Glad you liked the photos…and it seems this batch of enchiladas made an extra-special impression upon the New Mexicans of the house. Hope you’re surviving the cold ok–we started our day at about negative 10 degrees this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.