~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
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Oh, Christmas! Such a lovely time. I have another Christmas picture blog post in the works, but here are a few of the little things that add those layers of joy and contentment to the season.
Our Christmas tree twinkling in the night. I just love the glow, the fresh piney scent, and the ornaments shining with their own little histories.
We got our white Christmas! At first, the forecast was not looking good, but a few days before Christmas the snow began, and just kept coming! Snow makes me happy :)
We have our very own Narnian lamp post in the backyard. Sometimes I stand at the kitchen window (usually doing dishes) and look for fauns hiding behind those trees...
Arden was so cute with the tree this year. We gave her some ornaments to place on the lower branches when we decorated it, and she seemed to have fun trying to get them to stay put in the branches. What proved to be more fun, of course, was pulling the ornaments off and playing with them!
These two little ornaments were chosen as playmates, and then kept popping up all over the house in the days before Christmas. By the end of it, the little wooden Santa had lost the end of his cap!
Just a moment on Christmas day in the afternoon, Daddy and Arden playing together with her new (thrifted) wooden barn and Schleich animals. One of the benefits of having Christmas all on our own was getting to relax and enjoy the day as it unfolded.
Oh yes, we are very content, and thankful for the abundance of blessings!