:: seeing outside my window the snow that fell overnight.
:: watching Harper do his very best to build a snowperson, despite the freezing rain kind of snow that it is.
:: melting white chocolate on the stove and hearing Steve and Adelaide crush the peppermint candies for the peppermint bark in progress for this week's teacher gifts to give.
:: anticipating the extra little bits and edges that just aren't even enough to share with the teachers and will have to be eaten by us. Ahem.
:: lingering in that wonderfully good kind of tired after a late night out with dear girlfriends.
:: feeling grateful to musical friends who so generously and kindly share the stage with my little Ezra whenever they play in town.
:: congratulating them on their Grammy nomination. So, so fabulous.
:: hearing, still, the sounds of that lovely concert blended with the sounds of boy sopranos in a beautiful church that we heard the next day, as my boys' seasonal stage hopping continued.
:: remembering that there is just one week left of classes and one more concert to go before a long break and deep family exhale.
:: looking oh so much forward to a whole lot of home time.
:: noticing that those are my boots on Calvin's feet in that top photograph. How can we have the same shoe size? Oh, time...
:: loving the cross stitch project in progress for my baby girl. Dreamy redwork.
:: hoping I might be able to gently ease back into knitting this week.
:: planning on heading to the woods with everyone just as soon as the rain lets up to find our tree. Sometimes reaching the consensus of seven requires a few tries (this would be walk number three).
:: keeping my pace and focus as steady and calm as I can in the moments and days to come, despite the feeling that the whole world is rushing around and by me this season. There's no reason to race. In fact, there's every reason not to.
:: finding joy in simple but beautiful little things in this very morning - like the secret spot where Angry (the not-so-angry-chicken) lays her eggs in the barn, searching for just the right holiday tree in the woods, and tiny tokens of gratitude for the people who inspire and teach us.
:: wishing you peace in your heart today and all week long.