It’s Beginning to feel like Christmas

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This morning has been a slow drip of a day so far. A real gem. I’d say Saturdays are pretty good if you’re still in your pjs by 12 ;)   Summer has been playing contently with her basket of books for a solid hour, every now and again looking over with the sweetest giggle and twinkle in her eyes!! SO CUTE.

Finally it’s beginning to feel like Christmas and this week we started our 12 Dates of Christmas tradition…which you can read about here and see a few from last here, here or here. One of the things Phil and I have tried to do more around the Christmas season is spend some quality time together, it all started in China without family and friends…no Christmas parties or work dinners or running around buying presents for everyone just the simple joy of having each other. It takes a little bit of work since it’s such a busy time of year wherever you are and we haven’t always quite made the 12 but it’s worth a try!!

It can be anything from grabbing a Christmassy coffee together, dancing around the tree or wrapping up and taking a walk in the (fingers crossed!) snow… so on our second date this year we went out to pick Nana and Papa’s tree…we headed to Greenmount Christmas tree farm with Summer to pick her very first!! I have a feeling this Christmas is going to be different, even more special because we got our Christmas gift early this year with little Summer.