well guys, another year, another christmas tree! two christmas' ago we were in uganda and last year was filled with the mumbo jumbo of wedding planning... so it feels that this year is the first spirited holiday season in too long! we have eaten, we have drank (hot chocolate for me, of course), and ohhh have we been merry. and let me say, the holiday treats have hit me like a ton of bricks. so.many.cookies. and so.many.cookies.to.come.
but as we get closer into the craziness of holidays, i'm constantly being reminded of God's goodness towards my family and i. it's been a whirlwind of years, and knowing us, will probably be for the years to come. i cannot say- even to the slightest- where i predict each of us will be in the future, but moments like picking out a christmas tree or making christmas cookies has been so near to my heart lately. it's been so great to love and adore moments like these, instead of stressing for the things to come. those things will come, but for now let's just all enjoy the smells and treats and fun winterish things that the celebration of Jesus' birth brings. so that being said...
decorate your christmas tree!
blast awesome 90's christmas music (michael w. smith. steven curtis chapman. anyone? no?)
eat everything that has sugar in it. no excuses.
find something really awesome to do outdoors. it's hard in this cold weather, but you can do it.
read. read. read. read. read. read!
write a letter to some one.
delight in the little things,
remember and fall in love with the real reason for christmas.