My dad and daughters are here this week (Lys off and on as she has to work part of the week). The tree is decorated and the fireplace mantle sparkling with colored light-filled garland. The girls have been opening the little doors on our Advent calendar box (below) to discover daily mini-surprises and chocolates.
We attended the church's Christmas concert which is always spectacular. Today Ash and I will finish up our Christmas shopping and wrapping. Game nights, yummy food, Christmas movies and remembering the reason for the season will carry us through the spirit of the holidays.
Have a wonderful Christmas and blessed New Year!
but all the long year through,
the joy that you give to others
is the joy that comes back to you."
~John Greenleaf Whittier
Note: Victorian clip art courtesy of Averyl's Attic: http://www.averyl.com/attic.