We’re down to the wire now! Are you excited? Overwhelmed? I’m a bit of both, to tell you the truth. I am attempting to squish my natural Mary personality, and trying to follow Martha’s example instead!
I’m really into decorating for Christmas this year! I can’t stop!
For this go round, we have a full sized tree and another small one in our foyer, a full sized one in our “music room” and the largest in our family room.
Do you wonder why there aren’t any gifts under our trees? Because I haven’t wrapped any yet! More on that later…
I placed several odds and ends on a mirrored tray that used to sit on my mom’s dresser - a glass container of brightly colored Christmas bulbs, a lighted Christmas village house, a Yankee Candle, and a snowman snow globe, warms the foyer powder room in an unexpected way.
A mohair teddy bear makes us girls happy. He’s all nestled inside a Christmas stocking hanging on French doors which open up to our Christmas memory tree. It’s full of keepsakes that we hold dear from many past Christmases.
Thus far, the moments spent relaxing with the family, or curling up with a cozy Christmas book and a stack of Christmas cookies have been the most special.
Now about those unwrapped presents - we’ve ordered a good many gifts online for each other, so a pile of shipped packages have arrived. Trouble is, none of us can sort through or open them without potentially ruining surprises because we don’t know which belongs to who… We didn’t think of that, but obviously should have! :) On the bright side, the laughs about our predicament will add to our memories!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Well, dear reader, “although it’s been said many times, many ways,”