Maybe it's the hangover from the emotionally draining fall months or being busy as heck at work or the warmish weather or all the focus I was putting on getting ready for my race last weekend — but I haven't felt much Christmas spirit this year.

I read Facebook accounts of Black Friday shopping and I've seen people posting pictures with Santa – and I just wasn't feeling it.

Until this week.

Over the weekend, Colt's Aunt Lynn sent him an Elf on the Shelf and – though we have yet to agree on her name – she (yes, SHE) has added a splash of holiday cheer to the house. Hopefully Jambalaya/Chip/Smoky will inspire some Santa-worthy behavior in all of us between now and Christmas.

Then Sunday we went to a show at the Walton Arts Center — a really cool, larger-than-life puppet show of the Eric Carle stories Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. SUCH a cool show and I loved seeing all the other families there — kiddos all dressed up in Christmas duds.


Then! We finally did that Christmas thing I've been waiting to do with my own kid since that year I borrowed my friend Nancy's kid! Gingerbread!

We got a train because, well, as soon as I saw there was such a thing as a gingerbread train I knew we had to have it.

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The Christmas spirit has arrived.

2 thoughts on “That’s the spirit!

  1. I won’t lie–I got a little teary eyed looking at Colt doing that train and remembering you with Abby at that age. Glad your spirit has arrived!

  2. bonjour moi je me suis fait vacciner je saver pa si je vouer le fair ou pa mais e me suis lencer et je me suis fit vacciner jai eu un pe mal mais sa était aprés je vérais bien si sa ait un risque mai tou se kil dise sa c déconerie donc jécoute que moi je le dit pourtou le monde si vous voules vos vacciner écoté ous memepa les autre

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