(It may seen like there are fewer photos of Jaime, there are. He isn't a baby anymore and doesn't always want a picture being taken of him, I choose to respect his wishes. If he doesn't give me clear signals that he doesn't want his photo taken(I tend to go the candid route I'm rubbish at posing people), however , I'll keep snapping. as usual, we are working on intuition here. end of disclaimer)
Out of doors
Can you believe how time has flown!?
This time of year with holidays and school and work schedules, lets not even talk about the growth spurts and loose teeth or teething(done for a while), or random sniffles and viruses goes far too fast. I am glad to be busy, it keeps me from getting caught up in myself and home sick. The holidays have me looking outward "how can I bless my kids, husband, friends this season?" are amongst the regularly occurring things running on repeat in my head.
We are al so far away from home, from the comfort of belonging to a place, I love Germany but I'm not German, so it doesn't feel like home to me... maybe if I were from Pennsylvania (this place looks so much like PA, its crazy) or planned to settle down here it would be different, but it is what it is.
I'm trying to hold on to old holiday traditions, make some new ones, and absorb the culture and the traditions around me, all within a neat and tidy school mum schedule(eye roll at the end there, you could feel it, couldn't you?). I don't get to do as much as I want, or take as many photos as I would like, or blog as often as I want to, but at this point I'll take what I can get. I'm looking for a rhythm for my days and be gentle on myself when things don't go my way.
Instead of not blogging about what has gone on between the last post and now I'm gonna play catch up! November is a dark and difficult month for me (WHERE IS THE SUN!?), but there were bright spots and silver linings to be had and I would like to share them, so that is just what I shall do in the next few posts.