'tis the season

Thursday, December 18, 2014

.....for finding a great new cookie recipe -- trying it-- realizing you are not as "accomplished baker" as previously thought -- still take to cookie exchange -- & then proceed to eat almost a dozen, on your own.  I guess they were good after all...

....for a new Christmas dress, in the brightest shade of holiday red....

....for Santa mugs, candy canes, and taking a million pictures of your Christmas tree...

....for joy, an abundance of it...

....for the lump in my throat when my Dad reads from Luke chapter 2 {verses1-20}...

....for watching your favorite Christmas movies over and over and over again.  Said favorites: Home Alone 1&2, Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street, A Muppet Christmas Carol....yes, I am 12.

....for spending a little too much on my husbands gifts, again...

....for listening to Christmas music even before Thanksgiving & belting out your favorites.  Including, but not limited too-- Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley, Rocking Around the Christmas tree by Brenda Lee,  & White Christmas by Bing Crosby...

....for splurging & trying the new Chestnut Praline latte at Starbucks-- & I mean seriously, its their best drink ever-- try it!!

....for creating new traditions and cherishing the old....

....for bad drivers, oil changes, and stress -- because let's be honest, that's life...

....for twinkly lights, peppermint bark, and a few too many poinsettia's....

....for an overflowing amount of red & white! -- wine, that is....

...for yard admiring & judging {you know you do it!}....

&
....for grace, hope, and love-- the truest meaning of Christmas.



How is your season looking? jolly I hope!

'tis the season 2012
xo!

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