We had a very quiet Christmas, just our little family of five for the first time ever. It was nice, perfect for us for this year actually. I cooked way too much food though and we’ve a lot of turkey to eat so I’m quite certain that this won’t become the norm! We didn’t get the snow that the girls were dreaming about, instead we had the mildest day that we’ve experienced in December and so we went to the beach for a walk instead of going sledding.

Mostly I’m so grateful. Grateful for the love and life that we have. Grateful for my little family and that we get to be together.  Grateful for Jesus. Those things are the truly beautiful part of Christmas and the rest is added bits of brightness that make my heart sing a little more.