Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Weekend

Christmas around here is not just one day, especially now that we have two families. We kicked off the weekend with breakfast at Bill Johnson's (a Phoenix icon for over 55 years) and then a tour of a Microdwell exhibit (alternative spaces for simple living) with Josh's parents.

I rounded out the day by working on Josh's family's Christmas tradition of Pepparkakors.

 Today we woke up and Joshua suggested that we take a hike in the McDowell Mountains with my Mom, Aunt and Halo. I told my Mom that she is officially and Arizonan now that she has taken her first Christmas - Desert Hike. 

Decomposing Saguara

I stole a kiss under the mistletoe.

A Christmas halo

And, our doorbell has been abuzz with close friends dropping in to wish us a Merry Christmas and exchange presents. Our cups are brimming and the holiday has not even really began yet. This really is the best time of the year!

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