I realized on Friday that I had three more posts I wanted to share before the new year and I decided to go for it even though it would mean posting on the weekend. First up is a recap of our Christmas.
I loved sharing the Christmas Eve service at my church with my brother and his family.
I commented to Lydia (my SIL in case you’re new to the family relationships here) on the way out that I’m sure I take my church for granted. The lovely sanctuary, caring clergy, beautiful music ministry, thoughtful liturgy (with underlying thoughtful theology) … it’s a given for me. and how blessed am I to experience this … and share it. and yes, I really did THINK all of that on Christmas Eve 🙂
Christmas Day started late. and slowly … with mimosas …
And the group photos were FUN!
This post has been a bittersweet one to prepare. Sara, Katie and her family feature prominently … and right this minute, we have no set plans to see any of them in 2020. I know we will … but still, nothing definite is hard.
AND today I un-decorated … five bins and a de-frocked Christmas tree to be carried down to the basement when Marc gets back from golf. I’m listening to the soundtrack from the new Little Women (Sara and I saw it Thursday). We both loved this latest take on the classic. and I think we both might be reading the book in 2020.
This is what real life is, right? highs and lows (and if we’re lucky, cute little boys with aunts who’ll play games). I want to share more of all of this with y’all in 2020 (and beyond). Thank you for reading, commenting and for always being part of my story. Let’s make the most of this last bit of 2019 and hit 2020 in stride.
xo – M.