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Snow.  A snow day on the last day of school before winter break.  Making cookies and anointing them with frosting plus millions of sprinkles alongside Ruby.  Delivering the cookies. Eating said cookies.  Running outside in the deep freeze, snow lingering on the ground. Putting money in the Salvation Army guy’s red kettle.  More snow mixed with rain. Eggnog.  Writing Christmas cards to family and friends far and near.  Zac trying to winnow out of us what his Christmas presents are.  Drinking REAL cocoa, made with unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar and hot milk.  Shopping for Christmas presents and finding just the “thing”.  Crunching a red-and-white striped candy cane.  Reading books in front of a blazing gas fireplace. The piney aroma of our gorgeous Douglas fir tree. “These are a few of my favorite Christmas-y things…”

Did I mention snow?

Suffice it to say I’m getting into the Christmas spirit; the anticipation builds.  I’m feeling the peace only Jesus can provide as the days get more hectic.  Only 6 more days. Hallelujah!

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