snow, the wonderful Christmas kind of snow that falls softly overnight and blankets the neighborhood the next morning . . . just what we need to really feel the warmth of the season. After decorating gingerbread cookies last night and watching the classic "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" the little girls were skipping around the house this morning after we had hot chocolate with whipped cream, and then while Christmas tunes played in their bedroom as they got ready for school.
Ahhhh, I love it. It's mornings like these when the excitement from Elizabeth is just electric and is truly what makes Christmas so special . . . those feelings you remember from your childhood. It's those memories of family, warmth, and heightened anticipation, combined with the smells, sounds, and tastes of the season that one never forgets.
Hopefully we'll have more mornings like today this season . . . even if the girls did get to school 30 minutes late!!