Weekend Reading: December 28, 2013

Afternoon Shadows

What a week we’ve had!

We kicked off last weekend with a wreath laying ceremony at a local cemetery, followed by our first two family Christmases. My mom and step-dad then arrived on Monday, sent Sean and I out on a rare date night, and Tuesday we had dinner out with my sisters and their families before heading to Christmas Eve service at church.

Wednesday was, of course, Christmas Day, and it was pretty perfect — calmer and quieter than usual but really sweet and special.

On Thursday, the guys took the big girls to see Walking with Dinosaurs, and yesterday my mom and I had some rare time out by ourselves — which we spent at the pottery studio and then seeing Saving Mr. Banks (a great movie!).

Whew.

Today is our final family Christmas, and then Sean’s dad and sister are coming back to spend the night at our house so they can take the big girls skiing tomorrow.

On Monday, life returns to normal (or as normal as it gets around here!), and I have to admit that as much as I enjoyed our full week of celebrating, I’m looking forward to some quiet!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading and what I’m pinning to see the other posts that make me stop and think (or, you know, drool…). You’ll find new posts all week long!

{Intentional in 2014}

{Just for Fun}

{On Duck Dynasty}

I’m a little late to the party, but I really loved all of these posts. Since they apply to more than just this particular situation, I decided to link to them even though the drama has died down. Better late than never?

Have a great weekend!

Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.