full of family, sugar, laughter, late nights and early mornings. cups of much-needed coffee, fires that thrived and died, little people afoot and good/hard/necessary conversations.
oh these little ones and holidays. they bring so much joy. noise too, yes. but joy. and it's a wonderful addition.
we were so happy to see snow on the day after christmas. my little man was so excited. hopping out of bed, looking out the window, and exclaiming a quiet, "yes!"
being separated from my family doesn't really get easier. maybe i've gotten a little bit numb to it, which perhaps makes it easier. i don't know. but i love my sisters. i can't get enough of them. i'm so thankful to have sisters i love. but i miss them terribly.
as the new year approaches, i'm thinking about so many grand things. trying to summarize my year, my thoughts. trying to sweep up areas of my life that need change and a good spring cleaning. we'll see. i'm sure i'll be back here for more reflection and recaps.
i hope these holiday-in-between days have been good ones for you. we're trying to slow the pace a bit. trying to revel. soak in the last days of this beautiful year.
there's still good to be had.