welcome, winter!

This year we started a new tradition: a winter solstice party.  It was a hit and Mia and I especially loved it.  No pressure, expectations, or traveling.  Just our little family celebrating the darkest night of the year and welcoming winter (which so far has been very non-winter-like.)

We had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup (Mia’s request).  We lit candles, made a wreath, had a bonfire, listened to Christmas music, cut paper snowflakes.  It was special and simple and lovely.

Happy solstice!