Merry Christmas! We will be taking off the rest of the week to relax and spend time with family during the holiday. I sat down the other night after scurrying around to finish wrapping and to pack up everything and just looked at my tree. I remember last year admiring the twinkle lights and the tree and realized I haven’t even done that this year…just sitting and watching the beauty of the season. However, I have been able to move quickly with it-my house has been full of old friends and new friends as well as family throughout this month and for that I am grateful. If someone who has been there sat and admired my twinkle lights, then all is well. We all know that is it so hard to live in the moment when you are trying to prepare food or get out the door, but enjoy the speed because it will be over in a blink. I encourage you in the midst of the bustle to look around the table, snuggle in and watch the movie, sip hot chocolate and admire the Christmas tree and just be there. Embrace the hope and light that this season holds and carry that into next year.
-Laurie & Alison