Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gathering Around The Advent Wreath

Last Sunday our family lit the fourth candle on our advent wreath this Christmas season. It was such a beautiful *exhale* moment as we stared into the four little flickering flames, taking in what this moment means. Christmas is truly around the corner, and the to-do list has been thrown to the side with the lighting of this last candle. No I didn't get to tackle all the DIY decor projects I wanted to, but the current decor will do. I wasn't able to knit all the gifts I had planned, but online shopping will suffice. I haven't found the perfect nativity scene yet,but there is always next year. 

Instead of feeling stressed or even failure over my unchecked to-do list, I'm happy and content with what I did manage to accomplish...decorating the tree with family, the handsome month long scarf I knitted for my Dad, sharing hot cocoa with my girls, making ornaments with Evelyn, and many evenings shared just cuddling with the hubby while the girls run and dance around us.

With more family coming into town tomorrow, i'm looking forward to many more of these simple yet cherished moments with those I love. The smell of fresh balsam wreaths and mulled cider in the air...my mother in law's laugh, the squeals of delight from the girls as they play with their Grandpa...lots of goat cheese,smoked salmon and prosciutto! This next week will be a wonderful & leisurely, full of memories and I wish the same to your family!