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December 17, 2012

Feeling Blessed

The past week has been a busy one.  We've been buzzing around, enjoying all manner of holiday cheer.  In the meantime (largely on second shift), I have been crafting and baking and doing holiday cards.

I'm feeling a little tired, yes...a bit harried here and there...but largely, I'm feeling very, very blessed.

Sitting down to write my holiday cards...addressing them, writing each family member's name, and at least a short greeting for the coming forces me to stop and think about all the wonderful people in our lives.

Some of our cards go to people we see often...our neighbors, our in-town friends.  Some cards go to our family.  But many cards are addressed to folks I may not have seen in a long time.  It's really been striking to me to realize the breadth of our address book.

Printed on the inside of our card is a sentiment along the lines of, "We are so thankful to have such wonderful family and friends with whom to share our joy."

Certainly I mean that, and I am so blessed to truly feel that...almost palpably...this season.

In addition to that feeling, the girls are at such a fantastic age to really enjoy all the festivities of the holiday.  Just over the past three days, it's been so very special to share those festivities with friends.

We spent Saturday morning at Miss M's house...hearing stories, eating cookies, and playing. 

Here are my A and B, playing air hockey with sweet Baby A.  There is 2 1/2 years between then, but give them a few years, and it's fine by me if they all become BFFs.

On Sunday, we went to M&C's house to decorate Christmas cookies.   

Twin boys marrying twin could happen, right?  [In 30 years, that is!]
And this morning "Grandma" June joined us for a fancy-schmancy morning snack downtown, and then we headed to tour a historic home boasting 34 Christmas trees from around the world.

I don't think B really knows how to pose like that...I caught her rattling the hand rails, actually...but how cute are those three gals???

Amid what can be a bit of craziness this holiday season...we're having so much fun...and feeling very blessed.


Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love all the pics and esp the ones of the matchmaking :) :)

What a nice positive way to look at doing all your Christmas cards. I'm reading a facebook thread at the moment on how cards have diminished over the years....

Anonymous said...

love this post. sorry i have not been commenting a lot. completely overwhelmed. :) love reading your updates, though. you have a way to just make everything seem calm. i imagine that you are a person who is always very even keeled and doesn't raise her voice a whole lot :)

Double the Giggles said...

Love' B's accidental pose in that last shot! It's priceless! Looks like you've had a fun, festive week! (...and I'm secretly hoping for marriages to either set of girl twins we are close with, but willing to wait 30 more years, as well!)