Merry (belated) Christmas!!
It’s about time I put some words to paper around here. Although now that I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m a processor (note: a take my time, mull it all over, sit on both sides before coming to my best possible thought kind of processor), I’m OK with coming a bit late. Letting myself be slow. So a Christmas post after Christmas just fits. After which I’ll keep digging into my New Year’s goals and dreams - also a bit late. But as the wise women say, “There’s nothing magical about January 1st.”
I mentioned last week (here) that what I wanted most this season was REST. To have time multiplied and home be my kindest and calmest place, where we could watch movies and bake and wrap and let the magic be magic. And the Lord was gracious as He is, and somehow C and I both kept looking at each other thinking “This Christmas season has felt so long, how?!” A gift for sure.
It was the first Sunday of December and we were snowed in. Now it’s almost the first Sunday in January and our tree is still up. We’re also the last ones on the street to still have twinkle lights on the bushes. We’re holding out. Staying strong. “We are the real Christmas spirit spreaders!” we cry out. I mean are you even surprised though? This is very much our MO. (Exhibit A, circa 2017).
Before we left for our week in Charlotte, my friend Laura stopped by our little place for an in-home shoot. She had us put on Christmas music and helped us feel a little less awkward about not remembering how to be in front of the camera together. It was casual and sweet and when she sent these to my inbox I jumped up and down because they were so charming and romantic and cozy, just the way I would want our home to feel like at Christmastime. She’s a talented one you guys, so if you’re in the Triangle look her up: Laura Sydney Photography
Merry belated Christmas my sweet friends,