Moments… with the family decorating the tree. Eliza was most delighted to know we had a chimney for Santa to shimmy down this Christmas. Hannah was thrilled to have a mantle to hang stockings on. Scotty toddled around chasing a balloon and playing with the boys. It was mostly a happy time. [mostly… because, ya know… we have 6 kids and we are normal-ish and thus even the sweetest events have hard moments… just imagine loud with energetic kids, silly boys, and noise-weary-parents … with Christmas music in the background and you’ll have a snapshot.]
But look at how things turned out! So Cheerful and Christmasy. Our tree is slightly bare because I did toss some decorations in our move. But it is simple and personal.
I love the LIGHT of Christmas.
The peace from Jesus Christ.
The JOY and cheer that abound.
The calm, quiet moments with family.