Hello, my friends! I hope you all had a Blessed Christmas with those you love...and are looking forward to celebrating the brand new year! This week finds us cozy at home, watching movies and playing new games...snacking on goodies and staying up late. Enjoy these cozy, festive days however you choose, my friends! It's the most wonderful time of the year! : )
Wishes for a blessed, peaceful, cozy Christmas Season.
Enjoy it with those you love.
We will be spending these days in our jammies, playing games and drinking cocoa. We will venture out only to Mass and then return to our cozy country home for snuggles and movies. We will celebrate the old year ending, as we look forward to a new one beginning. This is our favorite week of the year...a week in which, for us, time doesn't exist. Daddy goes to work and comes home early. We relish this family time, before the world outside our little home begins again.
It's here! Christmas time is here! We celebrate the first day of our vacation with a tradition I began just last year on a whim. And my children...even the older ones...loved it! You are never too old for Rudolph, after all. Or muffins and doughnuts. : ) It is an easy and fun way to start off our family Christmas celebration. Mocha and I woke up early to prepare and Flynn woke shortly after and was thrilled. The older ones slept later...yes, my friends with littles, it does eventually happen...and finally we enjoyed a yummy and fun breakfast on the day before the day before Christmas!
All ready! With an extra place setting for our Christmas visitor, Madison's boyfriend Nicolas!
And if you are interested, the Rudolph table runner is beautiful. It is on sale online at Chasing Fireflies!
A little while later...we heard a bell ringing outside...Flynn was THRILLED to see it was SANTA!!!!
Santa was testing out his sleigh and made a few quick stops at some homes along the way, and my baby was so thankful he came to our house. : )
The joy that comes from seeing a little one with that sweet, innocent belief is something to experience. Childhood is so short lived...it has to be embraced every chance possible! And this moment will live in my heart forever.
Yes. Believe it or not, we are entering the last week of Advent. Tonight we attended Mass, and then rode around looking at Christmas Lights while delivering gifts to some special people in our lives. Tomorrow is our annual Family Baking Day. And then we will be done. Done shopping, wrapping, baking, and preparing. This week we will relax. We will listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, snuggle on the couch and look at the tree. And we will wait. Wait for the most special day of the year. And wait for the Baby Jesus. Because that is what all of this is really about. : ) Have a cozy, blessed week, my friends! Enjoy!
We haven't had snow yet. But we have had beauty. December mornings are beautiful here. When Mocha and I venture out early each morning, just as the world is beginning to awaken to a brand new day, I marvel at the beauty and peacefulness around us. And I don't ever want to forget it, or take it for granted. Every month possesses a unique beauty. And this is December's.