Friday, December 20, 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I'm having one of perfect evenings that I just want to take a mental picture of to remember it forever. 

Today was everyone's last day of work and school until after the new year. Shawn saved his vacation time and is taking the same vacation days that the kids get from school, so this afternoon at 4:30 everyone came home and we have nowhere we need to be for the next two weeks. I have been looking forward to this day for weeks. Actually, I've been looking forward to it all year! Shawn always takes some time off at Christmas while the kids are home and I love it every year. I love having us all here with nowhere important we need to be for a while. 

At 4:30 this afternoon it also started snowing and hasn't stopped! It looks like a perfect winter wonderland out there. Boise doesn't get a lot of snow, so when it does it's always kind of magical and exciting. With all the Christmas lights and snow out there, it looks beautiful. 

We had a party around the corner for some friends earlier this evening and we all came home, watched it snow out the window, got into our warm pajamas and it just feels like the perfect night. We're excited about the snow, excited about Christmas, I'm excited that everyone is home and it's cold and snowy outside and warm and cozy in the house. I love that it's snowing like crazy out there and we don't have anywhere we need to be. It's perfect. 

So Christmas vacation has officially begun and so far we're off to an amazing start!! We have spent the past week getting the last odds and ends done in the basement and tomorrow they're delivering the furniture! I'm excited to finally get the couch and TV in there, but also a little nervous because I hope it fits right and looks good and that everything goes well. So far the whole basement project has been smooth sailing and everything has gone according to plan, but the furniture is one of the biggest steps in the process and I hope it's perfect! I'll take photos tomorrow. 

For now I'm off to snuggle with my family, and watch it snow. I am officially in Christmas mode and I'm as giddy as a little kid. My favorite time of the year is here and I couldn't be more excited!! :) 

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