We have our tree put up, found some Xmas lights and there was a huge snowfall a few days ago ...so ...it's starting to feel like Xmas over here!! Last year, we were in the process of moving (from San Diego to Co.) and...didn't really get to celebrate Xmas properly. There was a whole lot of packing and transition...we arrived in Co. 2 days before Xmas!! Now...looking back at it all...I really don't know how we made it through. So this year it's all about home and family and ...simply being grateful.
There's lots of baking going on for Tara's school etc. I found an amazing gingerbread cookie recipe that's not too sweet and very gingery! Lots of glittery candles everywhere and our entire house has turned into sparkle city!! Tara is so excited I think she's going to burst:) There's gingerbread houses, writing letters to Santa and Xmas music! But really...for me, it's all about savoring this magical time, looking at things through Tara's eyes ("mommy, am I Xmas yet??") and on and on. Her fave. Xmas ornament is a sparkly pink elephant...who can resist??Things are hectic and sweet. And I am just taking the time to savor it all. Hope you are too:) xxx