It’s the most wooooonderful time of the year!!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday (with the Fourth a close second, especially since I am a teacher & off during that time) — but there is just nothing quite like the pure magic in the air during the month of December. We also found out we were pregnant with our sweet Remerie last Christmas day, so I think it will always hold an extra special place in my heart forever.
Seven days into December and I feel like we have already been so busy with all the (best!) things. We went & picked out our tree, decorated gingerbread houses, visited Santa, hung holiday lights and have picked names for our Secret Santas with family. Our elf also showed up December first and brought the girls breakfast, they LOVED it and were so excited about her. This is one those things I know I will desperately miss when they are older, watching them whole heartedly believe in an elf or Santa (also the tooth fairy who came again over the weekend!) — it is just the best and one of my favorite things about being a parent.
Sharing some things we want to get into over the next few weeks before the big day hits, while also keeping it a little lighter than usual to give myself some grace in our first holiday season as a family of five!
1 — Bake cookies and deliver to family.
2 — Parents-only date for stocking stuffers & last-minute holiday gifts for the girls.
3 — Make chocolate-covered pretzels and drive around to look at lights while we eat them.
4 — Hot chocolate and holiday movie night.
5 — Christmastown, one of our very favorite traditions every year.
6 — Take donations to an animal shelter in honor of our sweet dog Bogger, who we had to put to sleep last December.
Number six just gives me all the feels, I know the girls will love this so much and I hope we can make it a new tradition in honor of him each year. Hoping you are having the best start to December your way! XO