When I was little I loved to sneak into the living room late at night and turn off all the lights and just sit and stare at the Christmas tree all lit up. When we put the tree up this weekend I was feeling *yuck* and I had to bare a smile because I know this is the magical thing about Christmas. The ornaments that stay hidden away for eleven months and come out for a few short weeks holding so many memories. The sparkly lights we only get at Christmas. My girls digging headfirst into the seven giant rubbermaids of snowman cookie jars, manger scenes and garland. It is worth taking some time to sit and stare, not just at the tree but at the kids and the wonder and the excitement and all that is Christmas.
3 days ago