What have I done? But also, he's soooo cute! I cut Ira's hair - his very first haircut. His hair was so long and Conor and I wanted to see his face. That first cut in the back though, I regretted my decision and felt like crying! But I stuck with it and I think he looks pretty cute! It is so wonderful to see his face and surprise, some of his curls stayed! He kind of looks like a friendly friar, but in a cute way. Oh dear, I love this little guy so much! And I'm just so relieved there's still a little bit of curl in his hair!

This little blog isn't getting a lot of attention from me right now! Needless to say, life carries on. I've been up to my eyes in pottery and taking care of my family. Conor and I went to Mexico City earlier this month and that was amazing. This afternoon I had my camera out taking photos of pottery and Enoch was just so dang cute I had to snap some pics of him.

  • "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
  • "A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Maas*
  • "A Court of Wings and Ruin" by Sarah J. Maas
  • "The Startup Wife" by Tahmina Anam*
  • "A Court of Frost and Starlight" by Sarah J. Maas
  • "A Court of Silver Flames" by Sarah J. Maas
  • "From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way" by Jesse Thistle*
  • "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout
  • "When Women Were Dragons" by Kelly Barnhill**
  • "How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House" by Cherie Jones
  • "I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death" by Maggie O'Farrell*
  • "The Elephant of Belfast" by S. Kirk Walsh
  • "What Happened to You?" by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry*
  • "The Island Queen: a Novel" by Vanessa Riley
  • "Velvet Was the Night" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • "The Marriage Portrait" by Maggie O'Farrell*
  • "The Book Women's Daughter" by Kim Michele Richardson
  • "Then She was Gone" by Lisa Jewel*
  • "Witches: A Novel" by Brenda Lozano**
  • "Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel" by Sarah Bird*
  • "Other Birds" by Sarah Addison Allen*
  • "The Family Remains" by Lisa Jewell*
  • "The House Across the Lake" by Riley Sager
  • "Vanderbilt" by Anderson Cooper*
  • "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" by Suzanne Collins

It's so hard to decide which books to mark with an asterisk! 2022 was a great year for reading. My very, very old kindle died and so I bought a new to me one. Some books I listened to while I made pottery, etc. So many great books to read!

Well, going with the goal of being present over Christmas, I took next to no photos on Christmas Day! Just a few snaps in the morning and one of Christmas dinner in the evening. It was a busy and full day. Lots more food and games. We hosted Christmas Dinner with grandparents and good friends. At the end of the day, I was exhausted! The children had a great day and they're really enjoying their new toys. This holiday season was 100% exhausting, but I'm not sure that I'd change anything!

Here are some photos of our Christmas Eve! This year, Christmas was all about playing games and eating food. It was a really special one, and I'll hopefully always remember it. I mean look at all those cute kids in matching pajamas!

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