That's how we feel at the Carter household.
Last weekend we rang in the Christmas season.
The house is donned with Christmas cheer.
And we are beside ourselves with cheerfulness.
(Sam's introduction to a Christmas tree. We LOVE big brothers.)
(The Christmas MESS.)
I was relaxing in my Christmas-lit family room the other night, hot chocolate in-hand, soaking-in the cozy, sumptuous feelings of the season. I looked around at all the tangible joy and thought how full our home was. It wasn't just the decorations. It was a feeling. Christmas has a spirit all its own. And it fills the soul. I'd say it's the most soul-satisfying feeling available. The spirit of Christ. Others may not recognize it as such, but, it is what it is. And I am MOST grateful for it.
(Obviously, being wrapped in a tree skirt is not Sam's idea of FUN.)
(Just keepin' it real. Giddy-up.)
Christmas music is on from sun-up to sundown. The kids have memorized the radio station's jingle, "K-L-C-EEEEEE," and sing along every time (that 's one successful jingle, it serves its purpose: to get stuck in your head). Their Christmas music repertoire is expanding rapidly and I LOVE IT!
And to think, it's not even DECEMBER yet!