Well, we are almost there.  December 23rd.  As of last Friday, we are on Winter Break for two whole weeks.  The boys have excitedly declared today, ‘pajama day’.  Somehow, I have a feeling that today won’t be the only time a declaration of this sort is made.  While I don’t quite have everything crossed off my ‘to-do’ list for the next couple of days, I’m ready for this break as well.  My own plans include a holiday boot camp with a friend, lots of family time, getting in a few good runs, some delicious food and a chance to recharge my batteries.  That last one feeling the most needed, and the rest just the combination to make it happen.

So, I’m stepping away from technology a bit, to make these good things happen, but first, I want to share a few pictures from our 3rd Annual Hot Cocoa Stand.  A couple of weeks ago, we warmed our hearts and bodies, sharing a cup of homemade cocoa with our good friends and neighbors.  We served just around 40 this year, making it a tradition that all of us have come to enjoy.

Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa Stand

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, good food, family time and a few ‘pajama days’ of your own.  Merry Christmas!


4 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. angie arms says:

    My love for this tradition was renewed this year;) Merry Christmas, friend!!

  2. Hi Alison! I’m slowly working my way through all the other Creative Mama blogger’s blogs, and I got completely stuck on yours for about two days (well, in between toddler chases and all the other goings-on of a pre-Christmas household). You have a beautiful blog, and your photos inspire me to continue to improve my own photography. Thank-you for sharing!

  3. lucinda says:

    what a lovely tradition and a perfect one for the holidays. the giving of yourself, even with the simplest of things, is priceless. thanks for sharing and happy new year!


  4. I love seeing the pictures of the neighborhood hot cocoa party! What a great block you live in! Merry Christmas my friend!

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