It's weird to be experiencing a holiday season in which I'm not drowning in the stress of final exams & papers. Not surprisingly, I'm enjoying it a lot more this year. Plus, it helps that I have a partner with whom to enjoy all the happiness of the season. I'm trying to not get carried away enough to lose myself in the commerciality of the season... but I refuse to stop listening to Christmas music on the radio.
One thing I really love about Christmas- cookies. I have found my new favorite holiday cookie recipe. These chewy cookies are perfect for Christmas, with their cinnamon & clove goodness... yet I'm sure I'll be making them year-round.
You know what else is perfectly Christmasy? Stockings. And Christmas Trees. Duh.
Nathan & I bought our first Christmas tree this year, and it was a most magical evening.
|Yes, we decorated them ourselves.|
|Our beautiful tree! Horrible picture... much prettier in person.|