I feel a bit ripped off from this Christmas season.
It came in so quickly and left even more swiftly.
I barely had a chance to register that it was the holidays.
And for that I feel bummed.
The lack of holiday-ness is more my fault.
I didn't slow down and really take advantage of the beautiful season.
I blame the lack of snow. (I'm talking to you, Utah weather! Snow already!)
However, the Christmas spirit was still found in the details.
Right before Christmas we bought a 5 pound bag of clementines....
which resulted in a very, very happy Jacob.
Then his parents gave us another 3 pounds.
We have been eating clementines with every meal.
My favorite Christmas decor is the smokers at my parent's house.
Smokers are like nutcrackers, but you put a little incense in them and they smoke. (notice the smoke above his hat)
I think they are German (?) and my family has been collecting them for years.
The one above is my favorite.
I picked him out when my G-ma and I were in Germany in 2005.
I hope to inherit it one day. (hint, hint Padre.)
We were given a nutcracker to start our own Benson collection.
pine cone elf.
Pinterest for the win!
(I found my pinecone at the church parking lot. And I took it. Am I going to hell?)
One chocolate a day is the best way to count down Christmas.
(Does it seem like all of my Christmas traditions are German? I feel like Christmas is just German.)
I experimented with some glitter, clothespins and mod podge to create some magnets for some gifts.
Glitter is an instant mood booster.
Now I want to glitter everything.....