Monday, December 23, 2013

All is Calm, All is Bright

Christmas break officially began for us last Friday. John is home with us until the Monday after New Years so I am definitely in my happy place for the next two weeks!

Things are calm around here. The only thing left on my to-do list is to wrap gifts. I have a handful of gifts under the tree and my littlest is beginning to wonder if I've forgotten her. She's even offering to help me wrap so I think it might be time.

Our first few days of break have been fun.

We've stayed up WAY too late at night but have been able to sleep in most mornings. That is truly decadent to me.

We've been to one of our favorite Christmas parties of the year. So fun!

We've been surprised by snow! Not a lot, but a beautiful dusting. I like snow in December!
I took this on my snowy walk yesterday morning.

Yesterday afternoon we drove up to 16th Street Mall in Denver for our annual Christmas Eve Eve Eve outing. We enjoyed a great Italian dinner, did a little shopping, and went ice-skating at the outdoor rink. It was so much fun--really just a perfect day all the way around.

The Broncos jersey hanging from the middle of the outdoor shopping center cracked me up. 
 Waiting to board the trolley!

 At one point they had to clean the ice…so we watched the Zamboni and made silly videos to send my nephews. I think the lights reflected in the wet ice are beautiful!

My picture isn't great but Santa was driving this carriage. Lots of little kids were watching him pass by! 
 This song came on the radio on the way home. It cracked us up. We don't really call Will "Willie" but I was playing along and singing this to him from the front seat…and let's just say there was a lot of eye-rolling going on in the back! I don't think he was as amused as I was. 

I love Christmas break! Hoping to make many more memories with my family in the upcoming days!

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