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Sugar Cookies + Hot Chocolate + Winter Wonderland


We unexpectedly had the very best weekend of 2019! It was a weekend full of lots of firsts, and a few lasts, and all the holly jolly Christmas joy. Magnolia & I sang jingle bells with all of her little friends at her last Kindermusik class of the year. Friday night her cousin Addy came over for a playdate before we went to see the Magic Christmas Tree for the very first time. On the way to the tree I told the girls we should all make a wish once we get there, which made Magnolia think we were about to attend a birthday party. Before we left the tree we sang Addy & Jesus Happy Birthday. We drove around & looked at all pretty houses decorated brightly for Christmas. Saturday morning, with Christmas songs playing, Magnolia helped me make sugar cookies. She was by my side from the very beginning until the very end & the best part of all was her pure excitement about helping me bake. My heart sang a song of gratitude all day long. She had her very first hot chocolate while we were decorating the cookies. I knew she'd love it, because chocolate is her favorite food group. She had the cutest little smile with her first sip & now she's requesting them numerous times a day. And for that reason I had to come up with a vanilla version with almond milk + vanilla creamer + pink snowman marshmallows on top. And then SUNDAY, oh my goodness, we had the absolute most beautiful snowfall. It started snowing the moment we got out of bed, huge fluffy snowflakes, and it didn't stop until after dinner! We picked up a sled the night before in anticipation for the snow & I'm sure happy we did. Once we had a good layer of white fluff on the ground we all went out to play in it. Magnolia was a little hesitant about getting on the sled at first, insisting that I ride with her, but once she got going she had a blast. Unless Ryan went too fast & she'd yell really loud and tell him to stop. She cracks me up, she's definitely my child. Going slow was exciting enough. When she yelled for him to slow down all I was thinking was "I understand girlfriend, I understand!"

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Our New Home at Christmas 2019


Merry Christmas, friends!

I haven't posted since Halloween because life has been a whirlwind as we moved into our new home & immediately began making updates. I don't even remember the month of November, it's a complete blur to me. After the holidays I will do a proper BEFORE & AFTER post so I can share all that we've done to make it our very own home. Plus we still have wallpaper to install, lights to switch out, and random boxes to unpack. And lots of furniture to buy & that'll take years to complete as we hunt for all the pieces that belong in this home.

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