Sometimes, my heart feels so full to …bursting. This year it brims. It brims in every way.
-sweet, sweet Thanksgiving
-their thankfulness round the table; tucking in a small sister, music lessons, acro, the anticipation of Christmas, cousins coming to visit, time to rest and renew over the break, being able to help a fellow Scout on his Eagle project; such goodness
-new Christmas traditions in Maryland: electric parade, Christmas lights, the promise of a neighborhood Christmas lights walk and cocoa, Advent beginnings, book wrappings, tree decorating,
-memories of special late night movie watching with Todd and the three oldest boys, and realizing the fitting-ness of it all. This season.
-the laugh Abi and I shared as the rabbit float rolled by
Crushed peppermint on cupcakes
The little light show at the college and the girls’ singing and delighted
everyone, back to class and school, and the hope of Christmas break
Spangler candy canes and home-made elderberry syrup; hot tea!
Time together in the quiet
Coconut Whip floating in coffee and hot cocoa, such delight
Advent candles on the table
quiet words for my heart
-Endless gifts in photos-