We're easing back into the world today, welcoming the advent season and smiling over a week spent
:: eating and laughing and playing games with family and dear friends
:: enjoying the sweet handmade reminders of what fills us with gratitude everyday
:: waking up with a dusting of snow on the ground,
:: and also, knowing we're ready for plenty more to fall
:: re-entering jigsaw puzzle season
:: picking a tree up from our friends' farm-- even if (or for Justin, especially because) it meant not cutting our own
:: And taking a moment to pause and open our hearts and minds to the light and joy of a season I love so much.