Christmastime is here, and I'm not done decorating but our house really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! *wink wink. An old fashioned kind of Christmas--filled with red and green, plaid bows and wooden ornaments, gingerbread men and snowmen, berries and garland--just the way I like it. (I'll do a little Christmas tour blog post when all the decor is up!)
I'm up early before the rest of my family, only to enjoy the first cup of vanilla coffee as I stare into our newly decorated tree. While the pretty lights are dazzling and I get caught up into their magical glow, I'm reminded how this Christmas I want to be centered on Jesus' birth. How he came to earth as a baby and born to a (virgin) girl who was young but willing and ready. Jesus is King of Kings like the crown ornament on our tree reminds us, and I want Him to remain Lord of Lords in our hearts and intentions this Christmas season! It's easy to get caught up in the bustle of doing and going as a wife and mom of two busy ones, but I pray I can implant the truth of the season deep in my little one's own hearts more than anything else. It's really all about Jesus!
Tomorrow is my Love's birthday, but today I'm making a special delicious breakfast since he is off work.
Cinnamon rolls are rising in pans on the stove and ready to bake. I can't wait! I'm adding a buttery maple glaze with toasted pecans to the top of these delicious splurge-worthy rolls! I used the easy semi-homemade method using Rhodes frozen bread dough, and when I made these last Christmas they turned out amazing!!! I hope to be posting some more Christmas recipes soon for you see what I've been cooking.
(Here is an updated picture of our little birthday breakfast table decorated in snowmen. Our dining table is being used to set out Christmas decor.)
Christmas is in the air and I hope you and yours have an extra special season filled with your own traditions and lots of love!
Luke 1:26- 2:1-21I'm rereading this passage in the mornings this month. What a beautiful story and a humble way for the Savior to come to earth!