Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Currently: December



Well, friends, November has come and gone, and December is here! We are officially in the last month of 2015. There are so many magical things about this time of year- the smells, sights, and sounds of Christmas are so comforting and sweet that we often long for this season to linger. Nevertheless, this month is sure to fly by, and we will soon begin another year! These are special times, however, and I want to cherish them and continue to cultivate a grateful heart. Here's what's currently going on in my neck of the woods:

Wishing: Right now I am wishing for a few snow days! They usually don't come in December, but a girl can dream, right?
Remembering: I have been very reflective in the past few weeks as I've thought about how different my life is today than it was at this time last year. Now I'm a wife, aunt, daughter-in-law, and sister-in-law!
Wrapping: I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do enjoy putting things under the tree. I haven't gotten all of my gifts yet, but I'm getting there, and when they come, I'll be excited to wrap them and place them under our tree.
Baking: Christmas just calls for baking, does it not? I've made some glazed pecans to snack on, and those are delicious. A couple weeks ago I told Ror that I would make him some banana bread, so I'm on the hunt for a nice, light recipe for that, too.
Decorating: Growing up, our family always had an artificial tree, but this year Ror and I got a real, live Christmas tree! It has been so fun to decorate our tree and our cozy little home for the holidays.

I'm linking up with Anne and Jenna today. What are you up to currently?

12 comments:

  1. I am wishing and dreaming of snow. We rarely have wintry like days in Texas, but it would be wonderful! Christmas is totally all about the baking :) Have a wonderful Christmas season!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  2. Yes, who doesn't want snow days! The roomies and I have our tree up and now its ready for gifts!

    Try this recipe - its sooo delicious! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/230482/banana-chocolate-chip-bread/

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  3. I'm not a fan of wrapping presents unless they are in a box, but I agree that presents under the tree always looks pretty!
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    1. Wrapping is so hard for me! I need some lessons, ha.

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  4. Growing up, we only had artificial trees but when Lamar and I got married we started the tradition of live ones and we wouldn't ever go back! I LOVE the smell and the entire process of picking out the "perfect" tree. It's so much fun. :) Oh, and I'm wishing for some snow days too!!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for linking up!!

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    1. It was so fun to find a real tree, and I love the smell, too! Thanks for hosting this fun link-up; I always look forward to it!

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  5. Glazed pecans... ahhh that sounds so heavenly and perfect for the holidays! Between that and getting a live tree, sounds like you're doing Christmas all kinds of right! :) Someday, my husband and I will have to make the switch to a real tree. I hear they smell amazing!

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    1. The glazed pecans are super easy! Thanks for stopping in!

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  6. A white Christmas is always nice, but I'll hold off on the snow for as long as possible! Glazed pecans sound really good! I'm the opposite of you, I grew up always getting a real tree, but several years ago we got an artificial tree and have been using that now.

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    1. The artificial trees are pretty easy, so you can't go wrong there; plus there's not any clean-up of the needles. :/ Thanks for stopping in!

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