Today started with an all too rare dose of sunshine and the realization that this Christmas morning would be our last without our daughter. Sometimes the fact that we are about to be parents doesn’t seem real. We won’t have any more pictures nor any more information before we travel so sometimes it seems like a dream ans we’ll wake up before the happy ending comes. Hopefully next week we’ll find out when we travel but like so many things in this process, we’ll probably end up waiting longer than normal, although as they say “…good things come to those wait” and Lili is absolutely the best thing possible. That being said we are tired of waiting for her.
Our morning was quiet with only our 4-legged canine baby, Maggie, getting our sole attention. We admired this year’s present to each other – a beautiful flat-black, wood stove insert with two, count them two, stainless steel chimney liners. This unexpected purchase pretty much eliminated the possibility of a last minute trip to somewhere exotic, with fruit drinks and warm waves lapping the beach. I’ll post pictures of this beauty in action with a roaring fire, although we are still limited to starter fires in order to “break in” the stove. Between the stove and the our new storm windows Catherine is actually enjoying sitting by the window in the mornings, something she hasn’t done in the winter since we moved in.
I’ve been asked to post more pictures, which shouldn’t be a problem for a photographer, so I’ll try to add more in the coming weeks, but I have to admit it’s difficult now without any new photos of our daughter. Of course once we go to China there’ll be pictures galore, so stay tuned.
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