And just like that ... December arrives.
The decorations were retrieved from storage. Bins and boxes full of red and silver and sparkling lights. The tree is standing tall and the mantle is dressed. Little touches of the holiday sprinkled around the house.
Ella, our little elf, arrived in style today. She arrived with a letter from Santa reminding our girls the reason for this season: to be kind to all, especially your sister, and the best gift of all, Jesus.
The beginning of the Advent season moves ahead with reading scripture each day telling the story of Jesus' birth and a piece of chocolate to savor.
Then I overheard tonight on the news about a mix of rain and snow tomorrow morning during rush hour. A slow, careful drive to school.