Here’s to forgetting to put up any of these pictures, and a quick recap of all our Christmas-ing this December.
We hit up Parcel Market in our neighborhood for smore roasting, gift gazing, and hot chocolate sipping.
For some reason I never seem to give smores the appreciation and love they deserve. Round of applause for these bad boys, especially when a Reese’s cup is used instead of a Hershey bar.
The Parade of Lights was a lovely start to the season where more smores and hot chocolate were involved with the guest appearance of fake snow.
Ben and I were finally able to get our little Christmas tree! Ben spotted him in the midst of the massive trees at Eastern Market and he was just perfect. I named him Bruce. Bruce was decorated with the world’s smallest strand of lights and our few ornaments. From the front our little tree looks like the life of the Christmas party– the back looks rather dark and lacking decorations. We are doing our best over here. Thank goodness my mom passed along all the ornaments I have collected over the years. When I was younger I had my heart set on having a small Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with only Charlie Brown Christmas ornaments. Dreams do come true.
Christmas cookies were consumed.
Hannah flew in from California and it was the sweetest of reunions. All the London roommates back at it again! We brunched.
Explored all of M Street in Georgetown with Baked & Wired coffee in hand.
Ended our Saturday with homemade grilled cheese and mug cakes and started our Sunday with church, Eastern Market, and Capitol Hill Books.
We spent a little time swooning over all the flowers and plants in the Botanic Garden.
We ended our Sunday with China Town gazing and a dinner party with friends.
Now we are back in Roanoke, candy cane tea in hand, soaking up time with family and excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It sure is swell to be home for the holidays.