We're making memories instead.
Yesterday we took the little ones to the Grove to see Santa Claus... wait time: 4+ hours. Yep. So, we took our number ticket and went off to get pretzel-dogs, saw a movie (Alvin and the Chipmunks), ate lunch at Johnny Rockets, looked at books and toys, drank some hot cocoa, took photos, went to the Gap to buy new pants for both of them as it was getting colder and colder outside while we waited... and finally, at last, we did in fact see Santa Claus.
Which turned out to be the highlight of their day so I'll have to admit it was worth the wait. The photo with Santa? Right up there with all those awkward family photos lovingly glued into albums and shared when the kids are older. I will tell you this: nobody was crying :)
Happy Friday and Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!
1. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale, 2. Letters, 3. Happy Macarons, 4. Drosselmeyer's workshop..., 5. 10-12DearSantaStationery4, 6. 10-02 TableNumbers1, 7. 10-12Tree2800px, 8. Untitled, 9. Merry "vintage" Christmas!, 10. A Quilted Notepad Cover, 11. Closet Candy..., 12. secret gift making, 13. In a creamer...
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ps. please be patient with me, I'm so behind on emails and everything at the moment, but I'll catch up!