It's the most wonderful time of the year. People back home keep asking us, "Does it feel like Christmas??" And surprisingly, it does. Jeff keeps saying he hasn't "felt" Christmas like this for a while. We've had a crazy December. Since Jeff's been back, it's been a whirlwind. Work, exam writing, Robyn's visit, and then the lead-up to our Christmas Eve open house, with a couple days of baking and painting... Phew!
But it's been satisfying, so satisfying. We were nervous about the open house yesterday, not knowing what to expect. But it ended up being the perfect blend of food, drink, friends, music, laughter, and kid chaos. All day today, we kept talking about how lucky we are to have the friends we have both here and back in Canada. Life is rich. It is full of love and blessings.
And the days to come will be filled with blessed quiet and family time. Trips to the park, to the beach, to the pool. Or not. Or just sitting around enjoying each other's company. God knows we need to enjoy this last little space of time before baby comes along to totally change up the mix!
So for now, it's back to my cup of tea, and a couple phone calls to people I love back home. We wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a time of quiet to reflect on 2012 and all that it's been. And whatever it has been, we wish you even better things in 2013. We're certainly looking forward to ours.