This weekend has been all about loving the light.
I have spent the last few days decorating the house. I did one room or area a day. This year I left much of the little knick-knacky stuff in the boxes. I wanted a less cluttered look this year. Saturday night I walked around the house turning on all the various Christmas lights and realized this was exactly what I wanted: simple, warm and subtly festive.
With the still shortening days I love the spots of soft light scattered throughout my home. Even with the chilly weather the house feels warm in the glow of Christmas lights.
I did the fireplace the same as last year.
Today at church my son and I lit the Advent candles. I am happy and grateful for finding such a warm and welcoming church home.