Merry Christmas!! I will be posting some photos later! We are having a wonderful Christmas in Maine with our two little boys. Such a joy and such a gift. Dave got me some great new books and I loved the quote on the back of the CS Lewis book. So good.
"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."