Christmas Comes to Halfmoon Bay

It's feeling festive around here. Last Saturday, this was my view while eating breakfast: That's right - the first snow of the season! (Hey, that's a West Coast winter for you.) It lingered briefly and is now not much more but a distant memory. Maybe we'll get some more one day. It was a slightly… Continue reading Christmas Comes to Halfmoon Bay

A Coastal Christmas

As mentioned previously, Peter and I went nowhere this holiday. It was the first Christmas in ten years that I haven't travelled and it was wonderful. Instead, our family came to us and we got to enjoy this amazing bit of the world we call home. It looked like this: Our Christmas tree. Christmas Eve… Continue reading A Coastal Christmas

The Light of the World is Here

There is a magic that exists in the form of a snowy day. In that first moment after you wake up and you look out the window to see a world transformed. A world fresh and cleansed. Neither Peter nor I actually had a snow day but we enjoyed our snowy day nonetheless. The schools… Continue reading The Light of the World is Here

Christmas Time is Here

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the prep, the food (definitely love the food), and (some of) the music. I love Christmas so much I want to celebrate it for 24 days. And no longer. Yes, I am a December 1ster. To me, the Christmas season starts December 1st. You won't hear a Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Time is Here

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….

Christmas around here! I'm pretty strict about my "The Christmas Season begins December 1st" policy. Since I have no power to enforce such a policy around me, it really only makes a difference in my own home. I spent part of yesterday writing Christmas cards, sipping hot chocolate, and listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….