I didn’t mean to be away from this space for so long. I have continually struggled to find time and energy to post lately. I hope you can bear with me as I try to catch up on sharing a little of our Christmas day with you. The best surprise of Christmas was waking up to snow! If memory serves me well, the last white Christmas we had was when we brought Phoebe home from the hospital 10 years ago. Our Christmas morning was sweet and always a little chaotic too, as children try to contain their excitement. As I looked back over these photos, it made me smile seeing how they enjoyed one another. We bought a book for each child and one toy item, as well as stocking stuffers. We focused a bit more on family gifts this year, gifting them all a slackline kit, a special bird feeder that hopefully brings the birds a bit closer to our view, a rubbery road set to add to our trains/blocks collection, and a couple of puzzles. Everything was well loved. I gave Brandon a drone, and he gifted me a sweater’s quantity of the loveliest rusty red yarn to knit a sweater I’ve had my eye on. It was a treat to have some time to knit Christmas afternoon after all the children trotted off to add their toys to their rooms or take them outside to play.
The Christmas season seemed to fly by even more so this year, a year where it seemed everyone wanted to hold onto it as long as possible. We still have a few fairy lights and bottle brush trees around our house to brighten the bleakness of winter. We have much to be grateful for even despite the tumultuous year behind us.