Christmas is a little different around here this year. We are thinking about traditions - ones we have and love, ones we want to implement in our family. Christmas will look a little different again next year and the year after that. A couple of weeks ago, we went on our annual Christmas tree hunt.… Continue reading Christmas-y
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
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
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
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
I've pointed out before that Peter and I had rather different childhood experiences. When I was a kid, at Christmas time, we would go to the parking lot of John Oliver High and pick out a pre-cut Christmas tree from the Lions Club. This was often done in the rain and it often took a… Continue reading Christmas Tree Hunt 2012
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….