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 year...it 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 girls...it could happen, right? [In 30 years, that is!]|
|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.