12 Dates of Christmas / Holidays

The 12 Dates of Christmas

IMG_6547We polished off a couple more dates this weekend (’tis the season!) And though our dates are a little less exciting than previous years, it’s really nice to carve out a little bit of quality time just for KC and me.

Our sweet peanut had a mild cold this weekend (’tis the season for that too, unfortunately), so she napped a bit more than usual. We took advantage of our time alone together and tackled the huge pile of Christmas gifts that were waiting to be wrapped. We turned on Christmas music and wrapped gifts for awhile, taking breaks to drink homemade mochas and catch up on our overflowing DVR. It might sound boring, but it was so fun to hang out with just the two of us, chatting and joking while wrapping Christmas gifts.

On Saturday night we lit the fireplace, turned on the Christmas lights, and watched Elf together. It was just like old times, when we had so much TIME to just lay around and watch movies. So magical. And really, Elf just never gets old. I love it.

On Sunday we lounged around in the morning, listening to podcasts and drinking coffee while P napped. After she woke up we headed downtown together to finish up shopping for a few more gifts and to buy some more gift wrap. P ended up falling asleep in the stroller, so we grabbed a quick bite to eat at a local restaurant. The food was mediocre and the service was sort of terrible, but there’s really nothing like being able to snag a quiet moment together these days. The holidays are full of so many obligations and activities, it’s really easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all and have it just whoosh by without hardly taking a moment to enjoy it. Our little dates are such a nice reminder to stop and take a breath every now and then and just soak up all the joy of the holiday season together.

Five dates to go! I hope that your holidays have been very merry, and that you’ve been able to sneak a few moments just for you.