Merry Christmas! This has been a stressful holiday season for me, mostly because of work. I'll be working on both Christmas Eve and Christmas. Sometimes that can be hard, but I have a lot to be thankful for. We celebrated Christmas a little early and we've done fun things here and there to be festive in our own way.
While it may be cliche, Jesus is the reason for this season. I pray that we remember Him in this often hectic time.
I'll close out this post with a few pictures from my home decorated for Christmas. I didn't do a whole lot of decorating this year, but we got a real tree (a noble fir, I had never had one of those before) and I put out a few other little things.
Christmas tree! With a train!
My adorable, but creepy, reindeer. I swear she moves when I'm not looking.
And lastly, we found this awesome brass figurine nativity set at Pottery Barn. Apparently it's sold out online, but we found ours in a store. $35 for 14 pieces... a total deal in my opinion, plus they're super weighty and not easily broken (no damage when I accidentally dropped Jesus behind the couch). We love that it's a nativity, but a bit more stylish than some of the more traditional ones.
"And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."