Monday, December 23

Gearing Up and Slowing Down

As we've been gearing up for Christmas these past two weeks, I've also been doing my best to slow down.  With all the handmade presents, visits to Santa, wrapping this and that, attending all the holiday parties, etc, I've also been enjoying earlier bedtimes, sipping a favorite winter beer while listening to Christmas carols and staring at my tree, and just ignoring some of the mess that will inevitably be there in the morning.  Our family Christmas is tomorrow morning and if I let ALL the things that need to be taken care of get in the way, there wouldn't be any time left to just sit and be thankful and soak up the specialness of the season.  We are so, so blessed!

I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU, friends, for reading along this year.  Sometimes I'm on my blogging game and sometimes I'm off, but I appreciate all of your comments and insight, and I'm excited to do it again next year!


16 comments:

  1. Lovely tree! x

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  2. Poe is so cute! She reminds me of my little Maci with her little wisps of her everywhere :) As a mommy of two the holidays do tend to go so very fast even though I do try my best to savor the moments . . . Glad you are taking time to stare at the tree ha! Hopefully I can focus on what really matters these last few days - blessings from above and family :)

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  3. I always enjoy reading about your family. Have a lovely Christmas xo

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  4. Love the pics as always, Merry Christmas! :-)

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Katie! Your blog has been one of my most favourite blogging finds this year. I always enjoy reading! You words and photos are consistently lovely. Excited to read along next year :)

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  6. Oh gosh, Sleepy Poe! I know that feel, bro.

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  7. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, looks like it might be a white one!
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  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, pieces of life, love photos and even some products with us. I loved coming in touch with SkunkBoy Blog this year and can't wait for the next!

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  9. That Christmas tree is just gorgeous! :D

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  10. your tree is gorgeous!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  11. Merry Christmas! Thank you for your wonderful posts and inspiration. :)

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  12. Poe is getting so big! I hope you all have a very merry christmas xx

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  13. I totally hear ya! This season has been absolutely crazy, but I'm trying to take time to enjoy it all.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  14. Merry Christmas! I think it's time to thank you all the inspiration your blog posts (here and ABM), pictures and your beautiful family bring yo all your readers :)
    oxoxo <3 Bea

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