All this time
The sun never says to the earth,
With a love like that.
It lights the
Our solstice dawned bright and sunny, so we bundled up and went to one of our favorite places to hike (forgetting that this was a *bonus* weekend for deer-hunting...luckily our girls were getted up in their usual bright colors and we made lots of noise...). Then we made pumpkin muffins (they're yellow, like the sun, see?), decorated our gingerbread house (ooh, this was painful. why do I never remember that I need one of my very own? the scene was vaguely reminiscent of the French and Saunders' crafty moms skit), and finished our balloon lanterns. WHEW. We are all coming down from a great visit with dan's folks - they indulged the girls with hours of reading, tea parties, coloring, singing...we are already feeling a little lonely without their company. I am hoping that "lonely" becomes "peaceful" as the week progresses, and that we enjoy our Christmas here with our little family.