25 December 2010

good night christmas.

i hope it was merry. i hope it was magic. i hope it was one for the scrapbooks.

we played all day long. after the gifts were unveiled, we leisurely sat and watched our boy race his cars. i sprayed new perfume and poked sparkly earrings into my ears. in traditional christmas fashion, dan immediately put on the new shirt i got him. which always makes me glad. the sun shone and we went sledding in an empty park with snowy hills until lunchtime. it was pretty perfect. except for the jump that threw me off the sled and onto the ice. moaning and then laughter.

right now, right here, my boys are asleep. the twinkle lights are steadily glowing and everything is quiet. the wrapping is put away and the presents are still out on display; ready to play another day.

i am tucking myself in with a lot on my mind. we read books with cups of wassail and watched a disney, an austen and an alcott tonight. (i secretly wish jo march ended up with laurie. but still, i am charmed with the story as always. and it reminds me how much i want to write something decent.)

i have big plans up my sleeve–as usual–am wondering if they will show themselves this year. i am starting it off with a little re-invent with the blog. (did you see the new header?) baby steps. i hope to figure out how to balance everything i dream to do with everything i must get done. i want to make the most of the moments. i can't stop thinking about the fact that i will turn thirty in 2011. that, in itself, gives me pause. for tonight, i am off to cuddle up and gather up our mugs and leave the dishes in the sink.

merry christmas.

p.s. i seriously love that blogging can be a vehicle for whatever you wish.
thanks for coming along for the ride.

25 comments:

Travelin'Oma said...

I've been following your baby steps since the very beginning, and they've always led you to adventure and success. I can't wait to see where they take you in 2011.

country girl said...

What a lovely Christmas. xo

I am turning 30 in 2011, too, and oh boy, do I keep thinking about that fact alot, too. I thought I would have at least one child by now. But I am trying to focus on all I do have, and have accomplished, as opposed to what is missing according to 'my plan.'

I am really looking forward to another year of Marta Writes. I love to hear about your life and thoughts. And to watch lil' Benji grow up!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Dawn

MT said...

That new header is wonderful! The picture, the doodles, the typesetting... It's all great. Merry Christmas!

Linsey said...

I like the new header, very writer friendly. Thanks for always sharing fun ideas and thoughts. Happy 2011 to you and yours.

Cat said...

Great new look!
I hope that 2011 will be a good one for you!
Thanks for letting us tag along.

Dani said...

Sounds like a great Christmas. I just watched Little Women too, and I always hope that somehow this time when I watch it, Jo will end up with Laurie. Great story!

jen byard said...

Merry Christmas Marta! I think your 30's will be your best years yet. Thanks for inspiring me with the words you write and your example as wife and mom. Love the new header too!

Abby said...

What a fun day you and the little fam had. Sounds dreamy! I love the new header and the post. I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for you.

Ashley said...

I can't wait to see what this year brings to you and your blog Marta. Thanks for being so candid with your ideas and feelings. It's nice to know I'm not the only one trying to balance individual desires and dreams with the responsibilities and goals that I have for my family as well. It's why your blog is the first thing I read every morning. Merry Christmas!

holtkamp said...

love your new blog header! :)

Erin@mamaswhoknow said...

Glad your Christmas was merry Mart. I always love hearing what you and the boys have been up to.

I noticed the the new blog header a few days ago and loves to see the familiar handwriting. Definitely a Marta trademark and glad it has made its way to the blog.

I too am excited to see what you have up your sleeve for the new year. I am always amazed at how much you are accomplishing.

I hope it's another wonderful year for you and the fam.

Nessa said...

lovely new header and here is to the new year.

Kari said...

That Jo doesn't end up with Laurie bothers me, too. And that he ends up with Amy is insult to injury. Awkward. It's a good thing that I like Gabriel Byrne.

sweet & lovely crafts said...

I'm glad that you had a Merry Christmas! I love the new blog header!

tara said...

You're too cute for words :)

Brittany said...

what a lovely end to what sounds like a lovely christmas. i love little women on christmas. looking forward to everything you dream up for 2011.

Hannah said...

Yay for new perfume! Can't wait to see what you have in store, Marta.

Kristy said...

So glad I happened upon your blog the other day. It was like a mini Christmas gift to myself! Can't wait to see what unfolds in 2011. (btw, I turned 35 this past year, and have to say that my 30s is infinitely better than my 20s - I'm sure it'll be the same for you!)

Katie said...

Ooh! I like the new header!

Lindsey said...

Love the new header! And I am so with you on the Jo-should-have-ended-up-with-Laurie train of thought!

Cassie said...

Love this post, it fills me with the sense of calm and peace in your home as I sit here in the silence of my own pondering over the fact that the festivities have been and gone.

So glad that you had a wonderful family celebration and I wish you and your family the very best for the rest of the festive season and new year ahead.
xx

Senja said...

merry christmas again! and i love the new header! :)

XO senja

Lady Day said...

And what a great ride it has been thus far Marta! Cheers to many, many more!

Beth said...

Just wanted to say, I got a kindle for Christmas, and the first book I downloaded woas Little Women. And I too secretly wish Jo ended up with Laurie!! Hope your new year is truly blessed! Your blog is among my favorites!

Johanna said...

I'm loving the new header! It's perfect and it's really you.

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