The apartment is so cozy and festive these days!
We have all of the Christmas decorations up, and (thanks to Renuzit) the apartment smells like Apples n’ Cinnamon all of the time. Well, that or something I’ve just baked.
Instead of third-trimester pregnancy cravings, I’ve had what I would term as Baking Energy Bursts. My most recent baking sessions have included a funfetti bundt cake with baby blue icing (a huge hit with our friends), pralines (which came out terrible), and homemade cutout sugar cookies with pink icing (I ate most of these).
We have a makeshift Advent wreath this Christmas: four candlestick holders we grouped into four to hold the candles. Several of our good friends have beautiful family Advent traditions, and I love the idea for my own family one day. Michael and I have been trying to do a little Advent prayer ritual every day by lighting a candle and praying together.
This Christmas is very special for Michael and me. We are experiencing this beautiful liturgical season of “waiting” in an amazing way. Especially now that we are both ready for the baby to come any day now, we are living and breathing constant emotions of excitement and anticipation.