One of my favorite Christmas traditions that has just sort of fallen into place the past few years, is heading to a small neighboring town and spending the day exploring, shopping and of course- eating! :) Each year it seems we have a slightly different group- last year both of my brothers and sister-in-law were with us, the year before it was just one brother, this year was just us three and my dad. It just depends who is in town! I like to pick up an ornament and a special little thing each time, too- another fun tradition! My unique ornament collection is definitely growing!
This year we headed to Sutter Creek (one of my favorite small towns!) and I found the prettiest little glittered snowcone ornament and I’m in love with it. I also got myself a beautiful straw bag for farmer’s markets and picnics that I am really excited about. We stopped for some yummy Mexican food and took in the festiveness of the town before heading back to my dad’s house and visiting a while longer. Oh, Christmastime, you can stay a while.
Sam did SO WELL all day! He even gave us the gift of a NAP while we ate our lunch! You guys. He never naps in his stroller! This. Was. Huge. And made for a very happy boy, which made the day that much more enjoyable. A Christmas miracle, indeed! ;)
I can’t help but miss my mom so much every time we do something special like this. It’s just the sort of thing she loved. But at the same time, I feel her presence with us, too. So that definitely counts for something.
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
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