I've always been a big fan of this time of the year. I tend to get pretty wrapped up in the holiday spirit, what with with Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas all within one month of each other. I love traveling to Florida every year for Thanksgiving and gathering with all my extended family for a beautiful dinner in the Florida sunshine.
I try to light the candles in my menorah for each night of Chanukah, but honestly, I usually lose steam with the tradition after the first few nights.
I definitely get very excited for Christmas every year and cherish the traditions that both the Petersons and my family celebrate. But I must say, these holidays and traditions have taken on a new meaning now that Sadie is a part of our family.
There seems to be a new excitement in the air...not just in our house, but amongst our larger family. It's so much fun to be passing on the spirit of this season to the first member of the next generation. Somehow, everything seems so much more magical when you start seeing it through Sadie's eyes.
Those christmas lights and chanukah candles seem so much more beautiful when you realize how mesmerizing they are to a 10 month old baby.