Coffee Talk 12-15-19 ☕️

Happy Sunday, friends! This Coffee Talk is coming to you later than usual, but I hated to skip another week, so I figured it’s better late than never.

This time of year can get really hectic, so I’m trying to give myself some grace and prioritize the things that are truly most important. This morning, instead of writing my Coffee Talk, I finished up the family photobook I was working on for my in-laws and got that ordered.

I started doing these a few years ago for their Christmas present, and it’s become an annual tradition. The nice thing is, I don’t have to flounder for a gift idea every year! And they really seem to enjoy them. They keep them on an end table in their living room, and the kids and grandkids all enjoy looking through them when we visit.

They have 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, and we all contribute pictures. I try to make sure everyone is equally represented, which is a bit of a challenge, but it usually works out.

Now that I have that task checked off my list, I need to work on our own. I figured, while I’m on a roll, I may as well do ours. I usually do a photobook each year, but I never did 2018 and now we’re almost at the end of 2019!!! My goal is to at least finish 2018 today, and if I can get a head start on 2019, even better.

In other news, my son got home from college late last night, and it was so nice having all five of us together in church this morning. Even though he comes home a lot on the weekends, it feels different knowing he’s here for a whole month or so. It’s like he’s really back home and not just visiting.

We’ve had a pretty slow weekend, otherwise. Last night, we had a low-key get-together with friends, and that was fun.

Becca had a little get-together of her own on Friday night with a few of her good friends, and Caroline has been baking up a storm — always a nice treat!

At times like this, I just want to bask in the glory of the ordinary. I know things can change in the blink of an eye, and life is never smooth sailing for long. In fact, Paul and Becca were in a little fender bender this afternoon — no surer way to remind you that every moment is a gift. (They’re fine, the car is fine, thank goodness…)

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and soaking up all the family time and holiday fun there is to offer.

I’m off to work on a photobook and maybe wrap a few presents…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!