Don’t Blink

…..or it will be gone!

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  I can't believe that we are a week away from Christmas.

I always think that I will do things differently each year….and each year I realize that it all went by so quickly.

I closed my shop earlier this year but I still was shipping out the last of the orders today.

I was also working on something today that has a deadline of tomorrow that I can't wait to share will all of you.

It is time to SLOW DOWN. 

Time to be intentional each day of what we commit ourselves to…. to remember…REALLY remember why we are celebrating this amazing season in the first place!

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We have had such a fun week of cookie making, ice skating with friends, playing the piano in the nursing home and all the secret creating and shopping.

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We will be spending most of this weekend creating and wrapping.

On Sunday we are taking the children to see Little House on the Prairie and Melissa Gilbert plays Ma.

I think you all know how I feel about Pa deep down in my heart of hearts:-)


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  1. Elaine Power

    So glad I am back in the blogging world after 3 months away how bad am I!!! life just got so hectic but all’s good now, anyway your picks are gorgeous what a lovely family enjoy your christmas & all the best for 2010 πŸ™‚ Elaine

  2. paige

    total cuteness
    i love all the fun colors in the first shot!
    homemade iced sugar cookies are my all time fave…hoping to get some made this weekend

  3. Tricia

    Those are great pics Jeanne! I am so jealous you are going to see little house, AND with Melissa Gilbert playing Ma!!!! That would be so cool! Have fun! It looks like you and your family are enjoying everything about this season!

  4. Janet

    I think the same thing every year too! You have such a cute family! Best wishes for the merriest of Christmases!

  5. Deb

    I love these pictures of you and your family celebrating this season! Merry Christmas to you, Jeanne!

  6. Flower Patch Farmgirl

    Looks like you are drinking the season in! It’s been so much fun this year for us. Our kids are finally both old enough to grasp what’s going on and enjoy it with us.
    And, ps, I feel pretty much the same way about Pa. I can’t believe you get to go see the show!

  7. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Those pics are sooo good:) You don’t look “puffy” to me at all;) Seriously, oh and your husband is HOT!! HA!
    I wouldn’t be able to resist those cookies either… I LOVE sugar cookies.
    Have a wonderful Christmas if I don’t talk to you. Enjoy those precious kiddos.

  8. Leah C

    Sounds like you’ll be doing exactly what we all should be doing this time of year:) Have fun and enjoy! {Love the pictures}

  9. mkg

    I love all the pictures!! And I’m so happy to hear about all the fun and special things you and your family have been doing together. Can’t wait to see you all!!

  10. Tracy

    Whoa – I think a blink is almost too LONG for how fast the time goes – It is CRAZY. Love all the fun you’ve been taking the time to do – I know that homeschooling provides for more TIME together!!
    Have fun at the play!! PS – have I told you that your darling husband looks exactly like Pa??

  11. Maisy

    Jeanne~ I love all the adorable photos!
    Time does go by so fast. I needed the reminder to be intentional…THANK YOU!!!
    ps. I loooove Natalie Merchant~

  12. Mikal

    It IS rushing by, but it looks like you are making incredible memories for your children, and that is what counts! Those beatiful smiles tell it all… Have a great week creating….. and Merry Christmas!

  13. Rachel

    Hey Jeanne! Sounds like you guys had a blast making memories this week! Times goes by way too fast…our Emma turned two on Tuesday…how can that be?!?! Lovely pics, as always! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  14. lissa

    okay that’s another thing grandma jeanneoli~ I truly thought you thought pa was hot~ truly… You’ve GOT to be more clear! Little ol’ Jeanneoli and pa!
    Jeanne~ I’m having the most wonderful christmas season and it’s only by the grace of God! Tomorrow we’re headed an hour away to zoo lights. That should be fun! Kettle corn here we come!
    so what is this project???

  15. kana

    Loving those great family photos…you look great! I need to take your advice and slow down also. Merry Christmas to you!!

  16. Brenda Kula

    “Pa” was indeed hot! Michael Landon was one good-looking man. But then, I see you’ve got one of those. Well, more than that! You’ve got sons too. And do I spy at least one with dimples? (I am a sucker for dimples.)

  17. Lara Blair

    I wanna be member of your family today! How awesome…you guys know how to have a good time πŸ™‚
    p.s. wish you lived here too this week ;)!

  18. Rachel

    Such cute cute pics!! And those cookies!! YUM! Hope you have a wonderful week and Enjoy Christmas!! I will be in CO in January, so hope to connect then!

  19. Pony Girl

    Love the photos….looks like it was a ton of festive, winter, holiday fun in your home recently! I can’t believe it’s a week away…seems like we had a whole month….now I am getting sad that it will soon be over because I am finally just getting into it! Sigh. Wishing you the merriest!

  20. anne marie

    indeed…….slowing down……….I would love a good ol’ snowed in Christmas……
    all wrapped up in eachother’s arms and just revel in the loveliness of His love…..
    Jeanne – this post speaks to my heart….
    Have a fantastically lovely weekend dear…

  21. LuLu

    Big Christmas wishes to you and your sweet family! You all are so full of joy it shows in each picture!!!!
    Yippeeeee for enjoying this wonderful time of year,

  22. you have a lovely family – cheers to you. i am 40 womething and still miss making sugar cookies with my siblings. your photos brought back much needed memories – thank you. best wishes for the happiest of holidays!

  23. koralee

    Have an amazing week my friend…you are so so right it will be over in a blink of an eye…boo hoo…but until then I am going to enjoy every last second. xoxoxo

  24. Destiny (The Ruffled Nest)

    Looks like you guys are having lots of holiday fun! Have fun at Little House on the Prairie show! I wanted to go SO bad. I hate to tell you, but by looking at the photos on the web…this pa has NOTHIN’ on Michael Landon! : ) He was a hottie! Have a Merry Merry Christmas!

  25. jess

    what a beautiful family!! i always think i will do things differently too going into the holidays…i still find myself last minute shopping…oh well! hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

  26. kristin

    Ok…so I have been a very, very slack blog friend comment girly. Working more than there is time in the day but grateful for that! I love this picture of your family. Gorgeous people each of you are! Back to work for me, but have been meaning to get here for weeks. Happy, blessed and beautiful Christmas and New Years to you and your family Jeanne!

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