Having children can do funny things to a person. Although I have always loved the holiday season, I have never embraced it quite as much as I do now that I am a mama. There is something about these tiny little humans that just brings out the magic of the seasons. Maybe it’s the joy of experiencing it all new through her eyes, her excitement, her wonder. Maybe it has something to do with the bittersweet hurt a parent feels watching their babies grow. That feeling of wanting to keep them little forever, to squeeze them tight and never let them go. Knowing very well just how quickly time is flying by.
This year we decided to head out to the tree farm to cut down our own tree. It was such a simple thing, yet it was wonderful and magical and I loved every minute.
My family is my everything. They have taught me so much, and they remind me daily what time is worth and what is truly most valuable in this life. These are the good times, and they’re only going to get better. I’m doing all I can to soak up every last second. Here’s to new family traditions and the magic of the holidays!
A big thanks to Stumpfs Tree Farm for the lovely experience!