Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's coming!

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The time is drawing near.  The day will be here before we know it. 

 And then, sadly, it will all be over even more quickly than it came.

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I love Christmas time.  For many reasons.

I haven't always.  There have been times I was down and out.  Overwhelmed.  Frustrated.  Or just.....tired
I'll be honest....last year I was kind of a Scrooge.  I just never did get motivated enough to really decorate.  This year I have been so excited.  I have no idea.

But really, as a child of the King, I have every reason to celebrate!


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One of my most favorite things is the tree lights at night.  I love to sit in the room after everyone is settled in and turn off all the other lights.  The soft glow of the tree lights {and this year the mantle lights!} are super relaxing.  I have been up way too late these last few nights alone with my laptop, soft music, and glistening lights.  I love it!

Late nights make for really slow mornings, but I'll trade it for the short time it's here.

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We are getting ready.  Slowly.  I've had a few speedbumps.  {like all the tree lights going out AFTER it was completely decorated!} Thankfully Mama was here to help me figure that one out and fortunately we found the problem right away;)

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I like things simple.  Not so cluttered.  Therefore my Christmas decorating is simple.  Not too much. 

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I think clutter makes me crazy.  Literally.

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So, for now, this is it.  We'll get there.  For now we are enjoying what we got.

And, of course the sunset ;)

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Haaaaaaaaapy Friday!

3 comments:

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! I find something very calming about having only Christmas lights on too. I love this time of year. It seems everyone has hope. I
especially like your wreaths on the front of your house. I have always wanted to do that to ours and have never pulled it off. :)

Beth said...

Thank you LeAnne!! You should try the wreaths! They would be beautiful on your house!

Amy said...

It is all so pretty Beth!! I love the mantle!! And your wreaths do look great! Merry Christmas!!!