...working on that universal december-balance question
of truly making the most of this month
without hitting that point where it becomes exhausting and defeats the point.
i feel pretty happy with it so far.
i don't feel like i'm doing too much,
but i am trying to have intentional activities
that make me (and hopefully others) feel happy,
help me love God and remember His coming,
and are fun and festive and Christmasy.
...in the last week...
i made and mailed some Advent love.
thinking about advent was so good for my heart,
i felt all christmas-package-proud of myself for getting to the post office,
and it also filled a Christmas-crafting need (hello, clothespins and twine! why yes i do love pinterest.)
...snowflake-making-to-christmas-songs afternoon with some beloved friends...
what snowflake doesn't look better with some chocolate on it. fo realz.
(can you get enough of this face? i can't. his, not mine.)
the three year old made it! jk. it was kim.
...enjoying weather that feels like Christmas!!!...
...so much town fun...
like the annual kids' craft sale at the library!
(and please note the hug happening behind them. it made me happy that i got that on camera.
um, i'm not creepy.)
...one of my favorite Newberg nights of the whole year...
with some of my most favorite people (any time of the year)
...advent readings this year: mostly meditating on Christmas carols (seriously), but also enjoying some selections from this again...
...a long wonderful saturday date by a fire...
...actually going into the city like we live near it or something to see the lights...
...an evening of gingerbread house making!...
...and starting to decorate my little home. hoping to get the tree up tomorrow!
.hoping for much of that last one, to you and yours.