Yesterday, we went to church and watched our daughter sing “Happy Birthday, Jesus” and “Silent Night” with the kids’ choir. Our little family lit the second advent candle. And then as we left church, snowflakes began to fall. We returned home quickly for chili, hot chocolate, and fudge. We watched White Christmas and The Homecoming and played outside from time to time in the falling snow.
It was an almost-perfect day, especially for this Southern transplant who has never seen a significant amount of snow around Christmas.