After we got home from the house at Maple Mountain,
Sam went Christmas shopping and took Lincoln and Maxwell with him
while the older boys and I made Christmas cookies.
With Christmas music playing in the background,
the kitchen being filled with delightful smells and cheerful chatter,
and powdered sugar dust coating everything around,
I couldn't help but feel grateful for the experiences I get to have with these sweet little ones,
the memories we get to shape and create,
and the happiness they bring into our lives.
I've always been grateful to be a mother,
but lately I have positively cherished these precious opportunities more than ever.
Life is so full of beauty
if only we choose to see it.