It's begun! The silly season.
We had enough time to get our tree from the Real Christmas Tree Farm the other evening before they closed.
I cut it down myself this year, yes I did! As I was busy sweating and sawing, I panted to the kiddos, "Cutting down Christmas trees is not easy".
To which Joel replied absentmindedly, "It is if you're dad".
And the smell of pine in our house?! Best Christmas tradition ever!
I didn't get much out of the Christmas box.
Our tree is decorated sparingly, considering our house-move, just the week before Christmas Day. My garland is simply perfect.
I made a big dent in our packing this week. The pile of boxes at the back door is ever-growing, and inside the house is looking more and more bare.
It's been such a great opportunity to cull back, de-clutter, and simplify, too.
So many things I'd been holding on to, are now doing their journey to the Salvos.
Despite the busyness, the book of James has been grabbing my attention.
In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. (James 1: 19-21, MSG)
How does your garden grow?
In between it all, late-night creating of Christmas gifts - these Vanilla Soy candles will be perfect to gift, packaged with the best Strawberry Apple and Vanilla Jam ever.
I know my Gran will be one happy receiver!
Sorry for the neglect lovelies, I will get to replying to your comments, and visiting your spaces very soon!