Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Celebrating the Season

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.  Is there anything better than celebrating the birth of a savior?  

I love all that it represents and also all that it embodies.  I love how this time of year is tied to traditions, joy, cheer and family.  I love the songs and the music and the food.  I love it all!

We managed to pack in so many different ways to celebrate this year.  I think it helped that we started right after Thanksgiving.

We ran a 5K on Black Friday that ushered out Thanksgiving and ushered in Christmas.

We checked out a fundraiser called Festival of Trees where local businesses create and decorate trees which are auctioned off to charity.

We saw some impressive light displays!

Including some very Alaskan themes like moose and flying fish.

We attended Nathanial's company Christmas party complete with live band, photo booth and a Christmas Story theme.

We won the costume contest at our Sunday School Christmas party.  A tutu and Charlie Brown for the win (literally!)

I hosted a Ladies' Night Out where we learned to make floral centerpieces and had an ornament exchange.

We watched tons of cheesy holiday movies.

But mostly we just enjoyed spending the season with each other.  Alaska at Christmas is really something magical.

Merry Christmas, Y'all.

1 comment:

  1. It's wonderful to see how you're enjoying your first Christmas together. You are missed in Oklahoma!