The rain did manage to clear up for some to enjoy a fire out back. After everyone had left I had such a nice visit with my younger two boys on a blanket by the fire. They were full of tales of their day and questions about the fire and the stars and the red leaves on the maple tree behind us... sigh. It was perfect.
Now as I write this post: the dishes are done, the furniture is put back, the garbage out, the dog fed, the boys in bed... some of the men folk are having a poker game in the "man cave" of our garage. I'll be going to sleep a contented woman tonight :) I'm so grateful for the community that God has given us.
29 Christmas Traditions
6. Watching Christmas movies by the tree all lit up.
7. This is a new one, requested by the kids - to have a sleepover under the tree one night. All of us. We'll see how that one goes over with Daddy's back :)
The most important thing to us is to be together, loving each other and the One who the season is all about. We honestly have so many more things that we do each year. I'm looking forward to December because we can do so many more little things to celebrate all day long as homeschoolers. Ho ho ho!