Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The perfect one...

A big heartfelt thank you to all the kind people who responded to my last post. Your words have helped me so very much. I know there are a lot of people out there going through hard times and money trouble and a difficult pregnancy is minor compared to what some people have to deal with. I have a lot to be grateful for. My children know that I love them, despite how many gifts may be under the tree this year. I know in my heart what matters most. It is so very difficult to avoid holiday pressure at this time of year but it is so superficial and not what Christmas is about. It's not a time to feel bad about what you don't have, but a time to cherish what you do.
I found out that I do indeed have low iron and also vitamin B and folic acid deficiencies, so at least I know the reason why I was feeling so awful again. I have been feeling stronger after taking a good prenatal vitamin, as well as Floradix and drinking nettle tea like crazy. I know the homemade gifts can wait for another year.....or better yet Birthdays for the coming year(Hey that might be a fun New Years resolution.)
I will do what I can and not feel bad for what I might not be up for this year.It is okay.
***Wising you all lovely, peaceful holidays***

Here are a few pictures from our trip to get our Christmas tree last week. We have been BLESSED with many days of sunshine, it is really wonderful, I do not take the sun for granted in the winter after living in dark rainy Oregon for the past 10 years. This was our first year cutting down a tree for Christmas. The Portland area is surrounded by hundreds( I am not sure this is accurate but they are everywhere!) of Christmas tree farms, really it is amazing. We found a beautiful farm with an amazing view of Mt.Hood and we came home with a cute little tree that was just the one Sollie wanted(thank goodness for that cause once you cut it down then it's yours, man that could have been a major temper tantrum,whew). Sophie decided it would be okay if we got the tree while she was in school cause all she cares about is decorating it, which she did over and over again. She did a great job too and even let Solomon help without too much fuss.
Our cat Lola loves to sit under the tree and drink the water out of the stand, it is a holiday tradition. Our trees usually dry up pretty fast...gee I wonder why?



Hey this place has candy canes!

Leave to this guy to find the stump more interesting than the trees.

Look at that sweet face.

The perfect one...


Mama Gone Green said...

fun! we decorated a branch this year. ha! definitely not the same as picking out a sweet tree... excited to see your tomorrow

MamaWestWind said...

What beautiful trees. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Enjoy the season, forget about the rest.