I titled this blog for the last picture I will post, but please keep reading! I love the holidays... I mean I REALLY LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!! I love baking and hot chocolate and singing and sweatshirts and christmas lights (I really LOVE christmas lights). I especially love the reason for all of those things. I love that we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
I have always had GRAND plans for how to usher this time of year in. I wanted a peppermint mocha in my hand, watching my sweet family decorate the tree in the dim light provided by only the tree. Christmas carols are playing in the background as my adorable children sip hot cocoa and eat christmas cookies in their warm matching jammies. Since we have had kids, we let them put a few ornaments on and I have my fantasy after the kids go to bed (peppermint mocha and all). This year I was BEYOND excited that I got to have the whole thing!
Well, it wasn't exactly as I pictured...
The christmas jammies from last year (HUGE last year) did not fit, which is why we are in summer jammies. Andrew decorated the whole tree from 4 feet down while Annabelle sat on the chair and pouted because I would only let her have one cup of cocoa. I didn't get my peppermint mocha because we were in too much of a rush to get this done before it got too late and it was meltdown city! The kids were sick of christmas music since I was playing it all day while I decorated the whole house. So from the whole elaborate dream I had pictured, I had cocoa and cookies.
I am so thankful that no matter HOW I pictured it, or HOW it happened, we are still celebrating the birth of the Son of the one who created it all!
|Hot cocoa and gingerbread squares|
|Who's hand do you think this is?|
|This picture turned out kind of blurry, but trust me, SHE IS NOT HAPPY!!! Poor Andrew is like, "why are you so mad? I did all the work!!"|
Truly the most wonderful time of the year!