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Our Christmas Staycation Week

Happy Christmas Week! It’s officially the most merry week of the year, and I know I’m going to blink and the big day will be here. This Christmas season has been oh so special, and precious, and fun, and every other happy word in the book. There’s just something so magical about Christmas time with a little one and I’ve been busy soaking it all up like a sponge. Just when I thought I couldn’t love Adeline more, we go and make new family memories together and it’s like she turns more and more into the sweetest little girl. I’ve loved seeing the wonder in her eyes and the pure joy as she spots “yights” and “anta” like it’s her job. Heaven on Earth must be the month of December with a two year old.

downtown grapevine christmas

We were supposed to take a big trip last week, but we ended up staying home and having a staycation instead. We made the most of it, and I’d say we had a pretty fantastic week just the three of us. We checked several things off our DFW Bucket List and I think we squeezed in as much Christmas fun as we possibly could. We went to the zoo, the aquarium, looked at lights, built a gingerbread house, finished our Christmas shopping, wrapped presents, went to a potluck, strolled through the most festive little town, and the list goes on. I was planning on having another post up today, but felt like instead I should reflect back on this past week, and celebrate those memories. We’ve been focusing on living in the now, and living less for social media and everyone else, and it has been so, so good.

Instead of sharing a million pictures from our week, here are the Instagram highlights if you missed them. I’ve been loving reverting back to classic Instagram and using it as more of a scrapbook, instead of stressing so much about the perfect shot or the # of likes. For me it’s the easiest way to share photos to friends and family, and is the most convenient way to look back at old times. And because I’m kind of over this whole Instagram fad of having to be perfect, and I love my life too much to worry about it!

I’m just so thankful for this little family of mine, and for getting the chance to experience these moments with my favorite little girl. She won’t remember this year, but I will never forget it!

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    Heather
    December 18, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I forgot you guys were going to Colorado right? Glad you made the most of staying home. We built a Gingerbread house and looked at lights this weekend, too. I am LOVING this stage and excitement for Christmas.
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      Sarah
      December 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

      I had no idea this stage would be SO much fun!!

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    Maureen
    December 18, 2017 at 7:39 am

    It sounds like a great staycation to me! I had plans to make a gingerbread house this season and then it completely flew by. Next year it’ll happen…

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      Sarah
      December 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Next year for sure! And just buy a kit, so much easier, ha!

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    Virjinia
    December 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

    A Staycation is so nice. Especially when you’ve got so many holiday things to do! She sure looks sweet and looks like she had a blast!

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      Sarah
      December 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

      She really had a blast!

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    Katie
    December 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I loved following your week on Insta- looked so fun!
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    Emily
    December 19, 2017 at 7:19 am

    It sounds like you guys had a wonderful week! Christmas with little ones really is so magical!
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      Sarah
      December 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

      We did! It was such a fun week!

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    Heather
    December 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Glad you guys got to do some fun things anyway! Stay-cations are so fun! Love being a tourist in my own area too.
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      Sarah
      December 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

      It’s always fun, even if it’s a bummer to not actually be going anywhere 🙂

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