Sunday, December 18

I'm finally home at my parents house to relax and enjoy one whole month off of school after cramming my little brain out during finals week (last week). Up until yesterday, I really hadn't been feeling very festive or ready for the holidays- everything came so fast this year! Normally by the time the semester comes to an end I am really prepared I kick finals in the butt. And yes, I know how dumb that sounds, and to be honest I even backspaced it immediately after typing, but after thinking about it I decided to retype- since its true. That's just what I do.

Now, I am just thankful they are finished and I can start focusing on all the Christmas festivities! My family has been going crazy with traditions- which of course, I love! Yesterday we crafted our very own new Christmas tradition. Here's how it went down; we wrote each family member's name on a piece of paper and put them in a basket, everyone drew a name (making sure they did not draw their own). We had one hour to shop downtown Boulder for whoever's name we had drawn, before meeting for our dinner reservation and to exchange gifts. All gifts had to be under $20- I got my mom and chose Table Topics for her- and I got super cute mittens you can still text while wearing (score).

We ended up with so many fun and unexpected gifts- like Haikubes (dice that make Haiku poems, who knew)! In addition to fun new traditions, I've been loving the old ones too- helllllo baked goods and sugary treats!

Do you have any fun family holiday traditions? I'd love to hear about them!


  1. I love Christmas traditions! Those cookies look delish btw!

  2. Are those Nomelie Cupcakes in the box?! My best friends sister owns the shop and i used to work there! SOOO delicious :)

  3. My favorite Christmas tradition may make me a total nerd, but I figure, if it doesn't, something else I do will, so here goes...

    Probably eight Christmases ago, my brother and sister-in-law were living in Seattle. They came home to Colorado for Christmas, so we wanted to spend every possible second together. On Christmas Eve, we were up so late talking on my bed. It wasn't a very big bed. There were four of us--my two brothers (both over 6 feet tall), my sister-in-law, and me. Our bodies barely fit in the bed without someone falling out, but all we wanted was to be together. We dubbed that night the Christmas Cuddles. The next morning (Christmas), we all cuddled again in my mom's recliner (all four of us), and ever since then, we find every opportunity we can to cuddle. Now, I live in Florida, and I cannot wait to get home to Colorado for our Christmas Cuddle this year.

    Merry Christmas Hannah! Enjoy your time off from school :)