Twinkly And Bright

by Stefani on 15-December-2009

Can it be that there are only ten days left? 

As a child, it always seemed like such a terrible long wait for the big day. Now… well every year it seems to slip through my fingers more quickly than the year before. 

It's true, Mr. Frost, that nothing gold can stay

Really, if I thought I could get away with it, I think I'd leave up the twinkle lights and the snow village, the tree and the garland all year long. I'd sing carols year 'round and forever be in possession of delicious secrets. I'd fill up the kitchen with the smells of baking goodies everyday…. 

But you and I both know that it wouldn't be the same. 

Like so many of the most wonderful things in life, what makes this season so good is that it's only here for a moment. It is precious, because you only get to hold it for a little while. 

Twinkly

 That look and those whispers when they peer in those little houses and imagine life inside… 

Snow Village

 Those squeals, "I remember this one!" as they pull ornaments from their boxes and hang them on pine boughs…. 

Trimming

 That cozy, snuggly feeling, with the fire, the candles, the twinkly lights… an old story under an old quilt, a warm little dog curled up in your lap… 

Jasper Is So Confused 

 That glass of wine after rowdy boys have come to rest on their pillows… sitting by the tree and trading stories of the day with the man that I love … 

… then blowing out the candles and trailing off to sleep, warm, and filled, glad to be right here, right now. 

 You know I kind of think that it would be just fine to live in a little house, lit from the inside with candles and twinkle lights, at the center of a snowglobe, while the rest of the world swirled 'round us.

Kelly December 15, 2009 at 8:46 am

Are there really only ten days left?!? Wow!

Natalie T. December 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

You have really captured it. Thanks.

Cassandra December 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

I’m with you on this one, mama. Love this time of year. I’m all for anything magical.

I bought my girlies their first little houses for a Christmas village this year. They were very excited to carry those delicate little treats to the checkout.

Stefani December 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

Do you know about the Putz houses?
http://www.papatedsplace.com/earlyperiod.html
I so don’t need to start another collection… but I am OH so tempted by these little lovlies!

kangaroo December 15, 2009 at 9:27 am

what beautiful sentiments. i am unexpectedly crying now, but in the most happy way.

Dawn December 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

Ah I love the idea of living inside a snowglobe…toasty warm and snowy all the time…that’d be the life.

happy holidays to you and yours

darlene December 15, 2009 at 11:54 am

looks so wonderful!

beecher December 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I love the photos. They seems like truly happy fellows. I’m glad to see you’re writing more often…I had missed hearing your stories- they’re always lovely.

Christina December 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Aww, that so made me smile. 🙂

Stefani December 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

Thank you so much! I was a bit of a blog-ish slump there for a while, but I’m slowly but surely rediscovering my writing voice. Thank you so much for visiting and for your encouragement!

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