The Christmas Season

Another Christmas season has past. It started with my very first real Christmas tree. I grew up with a fake tree since my family has allergies, but this year Teddy and I cut down one in his parent’s back yard. It is a bit scrawny, but much larger than I anticipated. It was also free! We got a few ornaments and picked up lights and a few other decorations at a local craft fair.P1040252

The holiday season included many other festive activities – a trip to the Christmas Revels with friends, visits to craft fairs, and a fun night of making gingerbread cookies.

Teddy and I hosted about 25 friends for a Christmas party! We wanted to share our meade¬†with everyone, I made way too many cookies, and we had lots of fun. It was great to see everyone, and we’re hoping to make it an annual event.

On Christmas Eve my family enjoyed a lovely meal with friends before heading to church. On Christmas morning we headed up to New Hampshire, and the following evening my sister returned from the west coast and we enjoyed a relaxing evening opening gifts and spending time together. On Saturday we saw the other side of my family, and on Sunday we spent time with Teddy’s family. Needless to say it was wonderful to see the family, but it was great to get back to Cambridge as well. Sometimes the holidays can get a bit overwhelming!

Work has been super quiet this week, and I have to admit I’m looking forward to getting back to normal next week. New Years can always be a bit stressful, and this year is no different. I’m looking forward to this weekend!