Without debate, this year's celebration was unanimously voted the best Solstice ever.
Delicious, simple food.
Gingerbread house decorating.
Treats and sweets.
A visit from our friend and neighbor Dan.
An the highlight for us all, a sunset hike to the woods and a campfire until long after dark.
Then we whispered our wishes for the coming season into the fire, and mindfully let go of the things that are holding us back.
And then... Christmas! We were off to Milwaukee to celebrate with my sister and my parents back home.
More simple sweetness and celebration.
And yes, more good food and treats. Oh, my.
An easy, magical holiday.
I even managed a whole day with a dear friend who's been by my side since high school. Such a rare treat.
And then, before we knew it, we were back home.
(Yes, and walking the goats.)
We're finding our groove on the farm once more, and counting our blessings with each sunrise and sunset over these hills.
Because no matter how wonderful the time away, it's always so good to be home.
How was your holiday, friends?