12/10/12

waiting for snow.

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These photos are from a couple weeks ago when we picked out our tree. We don't have to travel far to pick out our tree, just up the street in fact. It happens that very close friends of ours own a tree farm and they bring home a selection to keep in their own yard. As we walked around and searched for the perfect tree to bring home, the snow began to slowly fall. The children ran with excitement and you could feel Christmas in the air.

The cool winter air.

Today, we are waiting for snow. The tree is up and decorated from top to bottom. Garland hangs in every room, tinsel and holly are laid upon the mantel. And our home has the subtle scent of evergreens and the soft glow of twinkling lights. Although the feeling of Christmas is never complete without our snow, I know that Christmas is in the air.

Waiting to be opened.

As I began to type this I noticed the date, December 10th. Can it be? Can it already be this close to Christmas? There are so many activities and crafts we still need to do. I still haven't quite added my finishing touches of decorating and I haven't even started to bake. I know that Christmas isn't about the hustle and bustle. It's certainly not about the gifts and it's not about getting everything done. It is about time. The time we spend with family and friends. Sometimes, I just wish we had more time.

Happy Monday!

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3 comments:

  1. Eek! Snow and trees and Christmas! Yay!

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  2. Oh my goodness, is that your family's dog? What a beauty!

    These pictures are everything I love about this season.

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  3. It is so magic to watch another family's Christmas unfold. You have snow and rugged up babies...I have a tree that sucks up water quicker than I can replace it such is the heat and babies in nappies and underpants and not a whole lot else. You'll be indulging in gorgeous roasted things while we'll be peeling prawns and running under the hose to cool off. Divine pictures as always lovely lady. HOpe your festivities are beautiful :) x

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