O Christmas Tree

SEASONS, WINTER

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This time of year always feels concentrated and rich, like a dark chocolate truffle–something special meant to be taken in slowly. Like so many of you, we are busy, busy this month, and I’m trying my best to move through it intentionally. Some days that means creating a TO DO list, and other days that means chucking it just being present in the moment, glorious or not.

This weekend, we traveled to a nearby tree farm, where the kids picked out their favorite tree–a somewhat challenging undertaking with four differing opinions. At home, Mark started a fire and turned on Christmas music. We set up our manger scene, complete with a broken baby Jesus, headless Joseph, missing angel, and an armless shepherd. It might be time time for a new one. (Wink.) The kids drank hot cocoa and cider as we unraveled strands of lights and wrapped our tree. We only put a few ornaments on this year, including their past handmade ones. It’s feels simple, and more importantly, uniquely our own.

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  1. gosh, i love everything about your first paragraph. and the pictures of course! i hope you continue to savor the season. xo

    1. Author

      Thank you, Lucinda. It has been weird forcing myself against defaults, but it’s been sweet, too. I hope the holiday has been sweet for you and your family as well. x

    1. Author

      What a sweet encouragement, Kaylan. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. xo

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