It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

I’ve been put in charge of decorating the house for Christmas this year. Not done yet, but I’m happy with what I’ve done so far.

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There is something lovely about filling the house with tiny twinkling lights. When I was little I would bring all my blankets downstairs to sleep by the tree, something about it always made me feel happy and peaceful. So last night I curled up by the tree with a snack (strawberries and a little bit lot of chocolate syrup) and a book (told you I was going to re-read it as soon as I got home).

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I also found these awesome socks in my drawer Monday night and they have been keeping my feet warm since. Definitely bringing these to Minnesota (I get cold just thinking about it).

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The past few years December has come around so quickly that it hasn’t always felt like Christmas. Everyone is always busy, stressed, and separated. It was also 80 degrees yesterday. Sometimes I’m sad that we don’t get white Christmases in Texas, but then I remember that I will get plenty of snow in a few weeks so I should enjoy running around in the 70+ degree weather while I can. So, in addition to playing outside all day, I’m taking the time to stop stressing about work, presents, etc. and instead sit by the tree, read a good book, and count down the days until my family is all together again.

PS: I’m also staying good to my goal to try all the Coffee-mate flavors. Last night I bought this one while grocery shopping and put it in my coffee this morning (and might have put a small splash in my cereal because it was so good). Image

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