Monday, December 23, 2019

New Beginnings in December

Today, I woke up and decided to take a moment, sit back, and write a post for my blog.  Since the holidays have arrived, time seems to be rushing by. One minute I think I have all the time in the world, and then boom! The next thing I realize, Christmas is less than twenty-four hours away.  Our home finally sold, and we are truly thankful. Now, we are preparing to move into our new home in the coming year. The last few weeks I have enjoyed spending time with my grandparents and preparing for all the Christmas festivities. We are keeping our celebrations simple this year. Not focusing on the hustle and bustle of the season has been very relaxing for my family and I.

As I am writing this post from my local library, it is snowing!  We got our first snowfall back in November, just a few days before Thanksgiving.   Now, our second snowfall has arrived a week before Christmas! Could this mean a white Christmas?  

I always think I am going to dread the snow and the cold, but I actually love it.  Seeing the first snowfall before Thanksgiving put me in such the Holiday Spirit. The rush of everyone going to the grocery store to get milk and bread.  The excitement from the children hoping they will get a day off from school. Our Dog KC even gets excited. He loves eating snow! Even though he is freezing, he stays out until we truly have to drag him back in.  KC is such a silly boy!  

      Speaking of my favorite silly boy, my family and I took Kc on an adventure to Pet Smart over the weekend to meet Santa Clause. To be completely honest with you, I'm not sure he knew how to react to the cameras, light up antlers, and the man in the red coat himself. His expressions say it all in the photos below. It was comical to watch and I plan on sharing that vlog over on my YouTube soon.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Our celebrations this year were a bit different for us than years prior.  To my surprise, it was quite enjoyable.  We kept our Thanksgiving dinner simple, enjoyed the regular fixings, and finished some last minute packing for the sale of our home. I even found time to make my very first pumpkin pie. Sugar free pumpkin pie to be exact.  It was absolutely delicious! I had two large pieces and savored every bite. I did, however, make some adjustments to the recipe due to my GI issues. However, you would never know that judging by the incredible taste.

We purchased an elf hat for my best friend's cat so he could, quite literally, be the cat in the hat ;)

Well, I am going to end this post here, and go watch a Christmas movie with my family {Elf, of course!}.  If I do not stop by before the end of the year, may each of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Until next year,

Xoxo, Natalie

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