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!