The first Sunday of Advent was yesterday. The Christmas season is upon us! Scott’s office changed locations last week, so he spent the entire week immersed in moving activities, with the only exceptions of Thanksgiving Day and Saturday. Hence, our Thanksgiving holiday wasn’t quite as relaxing as we may have hoped. However, he is really excited about his new office, and I can’t wait to see it! I should drag all four girls with me. The last time I did that, people were turning right around and foregoing their lunch outings to gawk at us. Nothing to see here, people. Just a mama duck and her little ducklings following behind her, fighting over who gets to press the elevator buttons.
Needless to say, with all of the moving craziness last week, we did not get out any of our Christmas decorations yet. We didn’t even have a chance to get out the Advent Wreath in time for the first Sunday of Advent. But the proofs for our Christmas pictures are ready, and I cannot wait for them to arrive.
Scott had dressed all of the girls alike that day (they were all in overalls), as is his custom when he gets the girls dressed in the morning. I swear if he had his way, all of the children would have family uniforms à la von Trapp children from The Sound of Music. Rhea is not in overalls because I dressed her. But in my defense, she does not have any overalls. They looked so cute, I just had to plop them down on a quilt in our yard and take some Christmas pictures. Of course, out of the million pictures I took, not one of them contained all four smiling and looking at the camera. That would have been a Christmas miracle.
My very talented sister Rachel designed our Christamas cards this year. Her inspiration was Matyo embriodery from Catholic Hungarian folk art. All of her designs were so exquisite, it was hard for me to pick just one! You gotta love having amazing relatives.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you be blessed as we prepare to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord.