the end of our Lon­don Christ­mas season

-- December 17th, 2014 --
lovely ornaments

It’s hard to believe that this time tomor­row, we’ll be approach­ing JFK and the Red Gate Farm part of our Christ­mas celebrations!

Life has been an absolute, unmit­i­gated mad­house for our fam­ily in the last sev­eral weeks.  It seems as if every pos­si­ble “fast-forward” on every remote con­trol in the world has been pushed.

Avery has sur­vived, even thrived, dur­ing her uni­ver­sity appli­ca­tion process.  She’s endured and even enjoyed her inter­views, and has retained her sense of humor, if not entirely her energy level.  She NEEDS a break, plenty of days to sleep and remem­ber to enjoy life.

John’s tri­umphed in his plans to acquire the per­fect plot of land to build our dream home, out­last­ing the most cir­cuitous of coun­cil plan­ners.  2015 will bring build­ing drawings!

I’ve rung my last Eng­lish bell of 2014, at a lovely wed­ding.  Who could have dreamed, nearly four years ago when I first pulled a rope, that I would be able to be part of someone’s most impor­tant day?

wedding petals

We’ve taken a deep breath and dec­o­rated for Christ­mas.  What could be more beau­ti­ful, and uplifting?