looking out over our deck
We got our first large snowfall. I always say that we must have snow for Christmas, and God always seems to bless us with it just before.
The trees are beautifully glazed with the white fluff. It is just cold enough (30s) that I think it may stick around rather than melt.
Yesterday, it felt nice to sit back, sip my scrumptious mocha that Colin made me, and listen to classic Christmas songs.
We have been busy little bees, working, fulfilling plenty of Etsy jewelry/ornament orders (praise God!), purchasing Christmas gifts, wrapping, writing cards, etc.
But, now is our time to rest intermittently through the rest of the month. We will still have to work some, but we will be squeezing in a trip to Olympia, Washington to visit Colin's family, and a trip to Spring Valley, WI to visit my family before the month is over.
We are excited to spend time with family. I will be taking a short break from blogging for the rest of the month. I may stop in for a hello or two, but I will be back in full force in January.
It is good to take breaks. Refresh. Reenergize. Focus on Jesus' birth and the purpose of His coming.
He came to give us life, eternal life.
He came to give us grace.
He came to give us a purpose, a future.
And that is to be celebrated!
He also came to LOVE. To SERVE. To TEACH. To EMBRACE.
And that is to be received. And given!
I wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas season!