This year, for the first year ever, our family spent the holiday together, just us, quietly in our own home. With my husband and I both coming from large families the holiday usually means being surrounded by loved ones in the homes we grew up in. We have treasured the years spent celebrating with so many dear ones. This year, however, we celebrated with just our very own very dear ones. Though I will admit that in the anticipation of the season I was worried from time to time that we would all miss the gathering together we had always participated in. Oh, how wrong I was. This holiday was truly magical. It was calm and simple and oh so bright, with just our own dear family gathered in our own dear home. With a move happening so close to the holidays the usual production of the studio was drastically simplified. It turns out that the frenzy of last minute elving in the studio is something the holidays can definitely do without! It was holiday celebration filled with time honored traditions, warm and cozy moments, and wonderful memories. Simple, calm (mostly!!), moments together as a family. It truly was the most beautiful of holidays.
Though the studio was indeed much more still than in previous years, a few treasured gifts made it out of there that I am excited to share with you. Indulge me in a few extra days of Christmas here on this space.