last glance: christmas 2015

we packed up all the decor today. the christmas decor that is. it’s funny because we willingly decorated this year-  but with everything packed up & out of sight, it feels like i got my house back. it’s back to it’s natural state.

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yesterday it was 70 degrees. it was like a summer day. AND. AND THE SUN CAME OUT. i haven’t seen the sun it what feels like a week & for my undiagnosed seasonal depression – that’s no good. no good i tell you. we spent the morning at church – it was inspiring & the perfect way to end the year.

we weren’t able to join the annual christmas family gathering at my grandparent’s on saturday because i had work (& honestly grant was too sick to do anything) so we made plans to visit my grandparents on sunday. we spent the afternoon catching up & laughing (totally forgot to take pictures. grr.)

then it was off to the next family gathering at my dad’s house. we picked up my other grandmom & headed south. i usually go to my dad’s christmas day but we decided to wait until the whole family could visit & join them.

the gang was all there. plus four dogs.

i’m so grateful for my family. after all they’ve done for us, they continue to do more. christmas was beautifully unexpected & relaxed & one that i will forever remember.

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