I LOVE Christmas break. For so many reasons. A big one being how much time we have had with Rad. It is great having him around ALL day for days on end! Another fun reason I love Christmas time is all the traditions we have that repeat year after year. One of our favorites is our advent reading every day and putting an ornament on our Jesse Tree branch. We also had fun looking at christmas lights last night while driving along to Christmas music.
And today (finally after a week of little people asking over and over), the kids decorated their gingerbread houses. What little artists they are. This year they all decorated their houses on their own. I was simply the frosting spreader if needed. Mabry was so proud of herself and wanted no help adding candy to hers. I think Mcree actually consumed the most candy which isn’t a big surprise. And camo man Gress’ gingerbread house is actually a log cabin complete with Santa and a riffle. HA!
Usually I am counting down the days to take down the tree and get my house back in order. But honestly, this Christmas seemed to creep up too fast on me and I find myself wanting more time to sit and savor the moment. I hope you get some quiet time in these next few days to really sit and remember what Christ’s birth means in this season of life for you!