Christmas shopping- Check. Tree up- Check. Tree decorated- Check. Nativity out- Check. Snowman in the yard- Check. Lights on the front- Almost Check (!) Advent wreath set up- Check. Christmas music played- Check. Kids crafts made for gifts- Check. Fresh new Christmas clothes ready to be worn- Check.
All of these clear balls are hand painted favors from our wedding.
The checklist is growing, but I still have so much more to accomplish before the big day- the Advent calendar needs unpacked, gifts need made, gifts need wrapped, cookies need baked, Christmas stories need to be read, and two more holiday concerts need attended. With all the hustle and bustle is a deep satisfaction. It is good to look forward to time with family and the laughter of kids and the worshiping of God in thanksgiving of the birth of his Son.