December 31, 2012

Merry and Bright

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Ben put together a little clip of our Christmas eve and morning with my family in tow. When I saw it I was taken by how magical it all seemed. In the original clips you can hear all the nuances of adult conversation in the background and it was a little chaotic. Once he put it to music it really struck me that the children are the ones making it magical. They have such a sweetness about them that, despite our sometimes frivolous adult worries, shines brightly in their eyes and excited little voices. At the beginning of the clip is a sound bite of Isla singing her version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" amid all the hustle and bustle. It makes my heart happy to hear her, walking around, oblivious, singing to her hearts content about Santa Claus. As we head into this new year, I hope your days are also merry and bright and filled with some small moments of magic and wonder. 


  1. What a magical time. Hope you have a very prosperous new year.

  2. I don't know why, but this won't play on my Computer. Can you put a link to it on YouTube?

  3. This is great. i missed being able to see you guys. Hope to see you all before to long! I just LOVE you all!!!