just some snippets into this crazy advent season:
// reviving our tradition of going into the mountains to chop down a wild tree-we always bring ginger snaps and a thermos full of hot chocolate to eat while we tromp around the forest, empty except for us and the occasional deer or pheasant //
// digging out my christmas piano music and feeling the beloved old songs come out from my fingers //
// favorite christmas songs this season: the holly and the ivy (the sixteen); christmas canon (trans-siberian orchestra); still still still (the choirs of all saints); ave maria (celtic woman); in the bleak midwinter (brandon heath); all i want for christmas is you (ingrid michaelson and leslie odom jr.) //
// favorite christmas films: the snowman; it's a wonderful life; the polar express; the original grinch; stranger in the woods; home alone; the nativity //
// singing in the victorian caroling choir that i am a part of-we usually had about three to four gigs a week (mostly christmas parties and retirement homes) and were kept very busy with that! i adore my costume so much //
// I GOT TO SEE THE MUSICAL WAITRESS!! it was absolutely incredible, the music was amazing, the sets were superb, and the cast was stupendous. if you ever have the opportunity to see it, i highly recommend going //
// so many christmas parties and hangouts with the best friends a girl could ask for. heck i love my people and am so greatful for them //
// i got to meet my only cousin for the first time! little beaumont (and my aunt) came all the way from nantucket island to spend christmas with us and we are all spending as much time with him and his squishy little three month old cheeks as possible //
and so christmas eve is upon us.
tonight, after church, we are going to my mom's side for our annual christmas smorgasbord, and to exchange gifts with them. then tomorrow, after waking up at the crack of dawn to open our stockings, we will drive up to my grandparent's (on my dad's side) farm house in the woods to spend the day celebrating with them.
if you haven't watched the movie the nativity this season, i encourage you to go do so. i cry every time i watch it. guys, the king of the entire universe, who breaths out galaxies and formed us with a single word came down to earth as a helpless baby.
may we never forget his sacrifice.
what advent traditions do you look forward to celebrating every year?
what are you doing for christmas?
merry merry christmas!!
may God bless us every one.