scenes from december

i wanted to enjoy the holidays this year. to really be present. to make a list of things to do with my family and actually do them. so i said no to lots of things. and i got organized and prepared for the month of december. i did my christmas shopping early and online when i could. i wrote down my to do list in a spiral notebook everyday. i wrote down all of my ideas and thoughts about everything from future blog posts to ideas for what to do with stiller, our elf on the shelf. i scheduled the big things (like visiting santa) in my calendar. i used my big camera intentionally. i didn't take a million photos of the same event. i used my iphone to document lots of this month. i caught a cold. i complained about the warm weather in florida. i did christmas crafts with the boys. i stayed up way too late on more than a few nights.

and this year, i really enjoyed it all. i'm loving this sense of peace + happiness that i'm feeling now. i'm going to savor it until i start hearing the sound of my everyday life to bring a little reality check to it all...

scenes from our december ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog
scenes from our december ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog