Counting Down to Christmas

Christmas 2015

We are fully in the holiday spirit around here. Our tree is trimmed…

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

All the presents are wrapped

Christmas 2015

The gingerbread house has been skillfully iced and stuck with candies

Christmas 2015

We are drinking plenty of cocoa for these 70-degree Texas winter days

Christmas 2015

This year’s Christmas quilt is nearly complete (you know, the one I started last year)

Christmas 2015

I even ordered Christmas cards!

Christmas 2015

All in all, it’s been a festive month and we still have 11 days to go until the big day. I’ve actually done a lot less this year than years past in terms of activities and it’s been nice to spend weekends at home doing quiet things with just the four of us.  2015 has been a big year in many ways and that bigness has been wonderful but also sometimes overwhelming. I’ve felt pretty constantly busy doing a lot of not so important things sandwiched in between big meaningful things. So I’m sort of taking December off from obligations and only saying yes to the things that I/we want to do. Fun family time. Picnics at the park. Naps for children and adults. Cookie making. Cookie eating. Small gatherings with dear friends. Marathons of old TV series that I missed. Drinking lots of lattes.

It’s been wonderful.

Here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.

Comments

  1. Sandy M says:

    Excellent approach to the holidays.
    My tree is still in the trunk of the car. I went to put up the tree after Thanksgiving and every strand in the tree was defective, so instead of re-wiring the old tree that was ready to be replaced, I decided to replace it. It just took forever to buy. Needless to say, I picked it up on Sunday and never took it out of the car. I’m thinking I need to do that. LOL!
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Georgeann Forester says:

    Adorable pictures Lisa! My favorite is the one of Diana sipping her hot chocolate. Thank you for sharing a bit of your family with me.
    Georgeann

Speak Your Mind

*