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Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's a Wonderful Life


Even though the calendar says December 21 and 21 pieces of chocolate have been eaten from our advent calendar, I haven't felt very Christmas-y. (The advent calendar was my Pottery Barn splurge of the year--you can find it HERE--it has our surname monogrammed, but you can't see it.)

Going to Utah to see my mom's Christmas concert was the first time I felt even remotely in the mood for Christmas (read all about that adventure here: Stepping into the Fog). Even coming home from Utah I was still feeling less than festive, but I wrapped gifts and worked on getting the Christmas cards finally sent out and started thinking about other Christmas tasks like baking and planning Christmas dinner.

Still not very excited.


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But finally today, I felt it.

We have some friends who we usually spend a night with sometime before Christmas. They make us a lovely dinner, we help decorate their tree, and we sing Christmas carols together. We went over there tonight, and had such a wonderful time--and the Christmas spirit finally descended upon me. I'm pretty sure it's here to stay.

The girls always love helping with the tree!





Our dear friends Barbara and Kathryn (mother & daughter).


I was there, too. But The Maestro is the only one who actually took photos.


And today also marks the beginning of our traditional Christmas movie watching! December 21=It's a Wonderful Life. My very favorite!



With that, I'm off to watch the story of George Bailey.

Happy Sunday!

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3 comments :

  1. The advent calendar is SO cute! Glad you're finally getting some time to enjoy.

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  2. So glad you've finally gotten some of the Christmas spirit about! It's easy to forget, with all the hub-ub around, what Christmas actually ought to feel like beyond preparing for all the visits and decorations and whatnots!

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  3. Isn't it? I don't usually do big Pottery Barn splurges, but it was too cute to pass up and it WAS on sale. So...

    Hoping your Hanukkah is happy!

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