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On Messes

Christmas has been here and gone.  The house is a mess and I’m recovering from bronchitis.  (I stood in for Rudolph this year …)

We had fun and I’m leaving the mess a little while longer.  Why?

Read on …

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Categories: Family, Fun, Holidays, Home, Joy, Life, Quotes | 24 Comments

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24 thoughts on “On Messes

  1. I love that age when you can hold them like a ball. Love the smiles, smiles and more smiles ear to ear.

  2. Great Pictures!

    Who needs a clean house. A happy one is much better!

  3. I keep finding things to “steal” from you! Gonna make me one of those signs! My mom always marveled at how I could leave the sink full of dishes and play barbies/legos instead of cleaning up…funny, never seemed like much of a choice to me! Great, happy photos…and a wonderful ‘theme’ for the household!

    • Yes … we are on to something, Adrienne. I’ve been encouraging my DIL to do just that; dishes can wait, babies grow up.

      Cheers! MJ

  4. That’s the fun of the holidays, right? You’re the third blogger I know that’s recovering from bronchitis. I’m pretty sure I have it too. At least the holidays are over. I’ve already moved on to putting my decor away.

    • It started with a cough last week and a last minute trip to the Doc’s on Friday. I’m on meds and on the mend but it’s been slow. Thankfully I have a lot of time off and lots of rest coming my way but it’s definitely slowed me down!!

      Have a great week, Leah 🙂 MJ

  5. Oh, I LOVE that sign. And yes, I’d say you were definitely making memories.
    Hope you feel better soon!

    • “Cleanin & cookin can wait till tomorrow .. for babies grow up, we’ve learned to our sorrow. So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I’m a-rocking my baby ’cause babies don’t keep.”

      I memorized that little poem when my oldest was a babe in arms and never forgot it … and am trying to get my DIL to learn it but she doesn’t seem to hear me. *Sigh*.

      Thanks for your kind words; lots of tea and naps in my lazy days off – yay!! MJ

      • MJ, there was a stitchery kit with that poem on it. I think I started stitching it, but never finished. (I was too busy rocking Marshall!)

      • That makes sense; I can tell you’ve put a lot of time into your favorite project (him), too … MJ

  6. Thanks, MJ. He’s a sweetheart!

  7. Love the hats.

  8. Great photos! And why hurry to put away the mess? As soon as you do, Christmas is really gone for another year!

  9. a clean house is a sign of a disordered mind (to misuse a common phrase). Hope you feel better…

  10. I love the quote at the end, ‘please excuse the mess, the children are making memories’! What a nice way to look at life and its occassional messes!

  11. I love this quote! I agree with the sentiment…I like a clean house, but there are times when the moment is more important than everything being tidied up! Looks like you guys had a great Christmas…glad it was an enjoyable mess! ~ Sheila

    • and some of the mess still remains. The tree’s still up, there’s still a few things to be put away .. oh well … I’m enjoying my cozy comforts of home. Cheers! MJ

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