Sunday, December 20, 2009

Everyday's life

Hello all !

It seems that no matter how much i try to have some more time to dedicate to this blog and the lovely people visiting here, i end up writing always only once a week or more. But well, life right now is busy and this is all i can get for my leisure time on the net, so i better being grateful for it anyways. If i'm busy it's because i'm mothering four wonderful kids, homeschooling and nurturing them, and because i'm married to a good man with whom i love to share laughs and make plans for our future.
Christmas is getting closer and closer. Tonight we lit the last advent candle, the Love one. In our extended family there's not much peace at the moment.And Love seems not being too much 'in fashion' either. It's sad. But i hope joy, love and peace will shine at some point. Maybe we're here just to try to be witnesses of love and joy and devotion for each other.
Anyways. Life as i said is always full and joyful and loud and filled with goofy and lovely moments and memories. Here some pics from the last 10 days

Leo holding Tappo

Twin brothers. Sometimes i forget they're twins, they couldn't be more different from each other.
I love them to pieces !

Milla watching a movie


The oldest and the youngest. Gaia is getting so big. I can't believe she is almost ten.
 Where did all the years go ? I just blinked an eye and she wal already ten and tall almost as me ( well consider i'm very Hobbit-like lol )

And here my just finished knitting projects, the red hat and the red ... mmm ... top ?
I think they're perfect for this cold Christmas time.

And here Milla and little Tappo on saturday morning. The three oldest asked on friday to go sleeping to grandma, since she had nothing planned we drove them to the nearbytown and enjoyed our little one for the first time in all her life, as an only child. It was quite funny having only one kid, so much time, so much silence. The house so empty. She had fun cuddling the rabbit without older brothers taking him from her hands, but after a while she came in the kitchen ' Mom, but now i really don't know what else to do'
She also had the chance to talk on the phone with her brothers and sister for the first time (she's never been parted from all of them ) and i was all teary listening to them and imagining when they'll be older and on their own talking with each other. I was an only lonely and sad child, and it warms my heart so much witnessing 'brotherhood and sisterhood' through their lives. I'm so so thanksful and grate for this chance i've been given.

And then look at our treasure !! Since now there's three of us knitting\crotcheting ( me, Gaia and Seba ) we asked grandmas if they had some leftover wool or yarn from their old projects and now ... we have THAT plenty !!! Once again i feel so loved and provided for since i couldn't afford to buy any !! I can't believe it !!
And now something Christamssy.
First of all some beautiful surprises i got. Today i found a dear e-mail for my sweet blog friend  Pom Pom .
She is such a caring and joyful person and she sent me a sweet prayer for me. Pom Pom thank you so much dear friend. The candle of love sure shines in your life !
Then three or for days ago one of papaF's custumer ( a happy one i dare to say ! ) sent us this huge basket of Christmas goodies !

Since our financial situation it's not at its best this has been of course such a blessing for us.
Can you believe, this person we never met sent us this. Again i couldn't believe in such a blessing. What a caring God is watching over us at any time.

An then something i did for this Christmas.
I finished papaF's present, but i'm sorry no hint or pic until after Christmas since he occasionally visit here or just watch over my shoulder :)
Then i finished my mother's present

I think it's nice and the colour is really beautiful. I'm mostly pleased with this new pattern i found for the granny square, my usual one is not so 'full'.

Then on frieday i sewed this nativity, Mary Joseph and baby Jesus ( in a nut shell ! ) and the Angel. I loved the little figures so much i took off the plastic ones we had ( and put upstairs on the Advent calendar ) and put this new ones on our nativity scene beside the Christmas tree.

I think that's all. I'm not sure i'll have time for another post before Christmas. So i want to close this with my best best wishes for a peaceful joyful Christmas. Baby Jesus is about to be born. I think about Mary. And i think about myself, everytime i was about giving birth. It takes my breath away the very thought of what is happening in few days.

Here something for you

8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

And then a beautiful song i got to know only few days ago. Very touching lyrics in my opinion :)

Here's for you :)

May the peace, love and joy Jesus brought on earth shine on you and in you during this holy week in which we celebrate with our families and loved ones the greatest miracle.

Marry Christmas


Sybille said...

Che bella settimana!
Mi piace particolarmente il presepe.
Anche a te e tutta la famiglia un sereno festeggiamento di Natale!

Pom Pom said...

Hi MamaF! I love the pictures of your children! They love that rabbit, don't they? So cute!
I'm glad you read my little prayer for you. You should write some poems about your childhood. You have gone from poverty (no brothers or sisters) to abundance (a full quiver of happy children) in the area of family! You appreciate your family so much - this cheers my heart! I have had three granddaughters around in the last twenty-four hours and we had fun. They are so beautiful and cuddly! Now, some quiet to think and rest.
I am praying that your week is fantastic. Keep laughing and loving, dear one!