The Holidays

10:20 AM

I've always loved Christmas but it wasn't until we moved to the US that my love turned into an obsession. I'll never forget arriving at JFK that December and thinking that we must have landed in heaven. Christmas music softly emanated from speakers, steaming cups of peppermint lattes in festive red cups lined the bar at Starbucks and the gift shops were brimming with candy wrapped in shiny cellophane and tied with bright red bows. 
My dad has always been the biggest Christmas aficionado in our family and he too went a little crazy when we moved here. Every Christmas he wants to buy "all the lights" and just recently we had an intervention regarding a hideous plastic snowman that he insisted on having for years. A couple Christmases ago the wind blew it onto the street and we told him that even nature thinks it's ugly... Then there was the year we first watched Elf and felt that we were no longer weird because we're not the only two people in the world who jump up and down with excitement over Christmas and Santa (in fact he was doing just that in the kitchen a few weeks ago when he realized how close Christmas was). He even dressed up as Santa every year until I was in high school!! So yeah, we realllllyyyyyyy, realllyyyyy love Christmas in this family. 
And so as the holiday season officially kicks off this Friday I can't wait to put up our tree, start baking cookies that will fill the house with the smell of ginger, get a nice fire going in the fireplace, put on my favorite Christmas record and pull on the coziest of sweaters!
Here's to all things cozy, sparkly, twinkling, crackling, steaming and good!!

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  1. Little Women is one of my all time favorite movies to watch at this time of year. I think I actual have real romantic feelings for Christian Bale as Laurie. :)

  2. How old were you when you moved to the US?

  3. I love Christmas, too! Best time of the year for sure. :) I'm so jealous that you have a fireplace. That's the one thing missing from my apartment at this time of year...

    Also - this is random, but the photographer who took that cute picture of hot chocolate with the heart-shaped marshmallow was my wedding photographer! I was looking at the pic thinking, "I know that photo from somewhere..." Then when I clicked on the photo credit, I was like, "Ah, yes! Emily Steffen!!" :-D I just thought that was such a "small world" moment because I used to read Love Life Lace, and was so happy when I stumbled upon your new blog here... So I've been reading your sites for years all the way from Minnesota!

    Sorry to ramble. :) Happy holiday season! Yay!

  4. Sarah - Omg! That is too funny because I TOTALLY did too! My cousins still make fun of me for it. I'm pretty sure I seriously thought we would magically fall in love one day until I was like 19 years old... Sad but true :(

    Adeline - I was twelve years old :)

    Jess - I adore having a fireplace, it's definitely one of my favorite things about this house. Wow! That's so cool and yes I love when the internet world feels small :). You got real lucky with her, she's amazing! I loved looking through all her photos. Thank you so much for reading! It's lovely to hear from you! Happy holidays! xo


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