Tuesday, December 27, 2011

a quick update & a reminder for Creatively Made


i hope i've never given you reason to believe we're all angels around here.

with five women in the house
things can get a little snippy around here. sometimes.
we can argue over makeup, either the wearing of too much makeup
or who took someone else's makeup
or someone could use a little makeup
to someone's maybe not old enough for makeup.
to who call's the tv
or are we watching The Grinch
or Polar Express
because someone thinks Polar Express is creepy
to can someone please walk Brinkley
to can you please put away your laundry
& why is your room such a disaster
to mom, why are you in a bad mood
to if you break your iphone, you won't get another
to
can we please eat out
to we always go mexican
to what the heck was that status all about.

you get the picture right?

well,  all the stars and planets and everything else aligned
because the snittiness & bickering & grumpiness completely subsided Christmas Eve.
completely. subsided.
seriously.

we enjoyed the service at Passion City Church
after a huge lunch.
caroline & savannah spoke briefly in their perfect british accents
came home & played our traditional game of find the pickle.
we time each girl & the winner usually wins a bag of m&m's or skittles but 
this year i forgot to pick up a bag, so cash it was.
congrats madison on your victory!

Christmas day was wonderful
& cloudy and cozy.
a wonderful day to celebrate His birth!
i've got loads of pictures to download from the last couple days
but for now i wanted to remind you about Jeanne Oliver's 
{rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}

i have been looking forward to this for quite some time.
i hope you'll join me
~~



15 comments:

katie purcell said...

SO LOVE READING YOUR BLOG BUT IT DOES MAKE ME WISH I COULD LIVE ONE MILE AWAY AGAIN SO I COULD POP OVER FOR A KNUDSEN FIX.

YOU ARE TRULY GIFTED BY THE LORD TO BLESS OTHERS WITH YOUR CREATIVE GIFTS. YOU COULD WRITE AN E-COURSE YOURSELF PAIGE....FOR YOU MY SWEET FRIEND ARE CREATIVELY MADE BY OUR CREATOR.

LOVE THE WAY YOU STEPPED OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, QUITE THE NURSING JOB, TO HEAL HEARTS THROUGH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.

XXOO

The Avery House said...

Merry Christmas dear Paige! Thank you for always showing your true self in this place. Its what makes you authentic in a realm that is easy to just show the pretty stuff. I am going to check out the Creatively Made e -course. Sounds like something that will recharge my battery in the coming year. I hope that you all cintinue to have a wonderful and blessed time together. Happy 2012!

CHH said...

Love the pictures of the girls around the tree.

Looks pretty early, Paige.

CHH said...

Love the pictures of the girls around the tree.

Looks pretty early, Paige.

Shannon said...

the joys of girls ;)
they always look like they are having so much fun together, especially in those Christmas Eve pictures.
I am soooo excited for Jeanne's class but I haven't heard anything from her since I won your giveaway? Not sure if I was supposed to get an email from her yet or not?

brockey said...
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Maggie said...

Love the pictures of the girls!! There pj's are from old navy right??? I whore the same ones. SUPER CUTE!!!

brockey said...

Paige , you nailed it about the girl thing. Love all the photos especially the girls around the tree. Where did you get the p.j. bottoms ?

Last comment I deleted....... I totally messed up spelling !

Simone said...

Love this post Paige....all your "make-up" comments made me giggle!! Just a normal household, girls are girls after all!!

Love the photos of the girls in their PJs :)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my friend XXXX

janet said...
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janet said...

Another great post..I have two girls and I bet ya they could rival your four..At times..LOL..Love the matching pj's..
HaPpY NeW YeAr..

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Thanks for tempering the beautiful photos with a dose of reality. I raised two girls, fourteen months apart and totally get the planets aligning comment. I am heading over to sign up for the class. It sounds like it will fit right into my wish list for 2012. Have a wonderful New Year. Patty

Between You and Me said...

that picture of caroline is precious.
thanks for keeping it real with us about the bickering. :}

it subsided at our house on Christmas Eve, too, and we enjoyed all of Christmas together....but yesterday? It almost became full out war over who got to play their new video game first.

It was good while it lasted! :}

Jodi said...

I am so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas!

I totally understand about the "girl" thing.....although, we are only a household of 2 of us girls, we certainly have our moments! :)

Take care and the girl's pictures are a wonderful memory!:)
Jodi

Christan said...

Thank you for your honestly. Brokenness is so normal, so real life. Redemption is all the more beautiful because of the brokenness, and your blog sings of redemption over and over and over.