I’ve been at home for the past few weeks now, celebrating and relaxing with my family. Christmas Eve brought a great celebration with old friends and their new puppy. A tradition for a number of years now, we always stay out a bit too late on Christmas Eve, just to make sure we don’t run into Santa in the morning On Christmas Day, as always, we holed up at home, emerging to take a long walk and admire the Luminaries–an old tradition in my town, seen below. The night before Christmas everyone in town lights these candles in front of their house, transforming the town into a wintery wonderland, even if it doesn’t snow.
Christmas was wonderful, as always, but I’m happy to have a few more weeks at home. The holidays are always so busy, it’s nice to know I don’t have to rush back to Baltimore right away.
My sister and I are gearing up for a trip to London, where we both grew up, and Dublin, where we’ve never been before. We’re looking forward to an adventure, but for now our days are mostly at home–a mix of episodes of Glee and Gossip Girl, long runs, and baking, as evidenced by the pictures below.
Hope you’re all having a lovely winter break, and happy (almost) new year!