Let It Snow

snow

I hope everyone is staying nice and warm! We’re doing our best out here in Texas but it’s been unusually cold for this early in the season. I was greeted with an early birthday present Thursday night as it was announced school on Friday was canceled. I enjoyed the evening curled up on the couch with fuzzy socks and a cozy blanket. I tried to take full advantage of the unexpected free day on Friday by getting some Christmas shopping done but very few shops were actually open. Dallas tends to shut down when there is an ice storm.
Friday night Davey and I braved the weather and took a cab down to a local seafood restaurant called Ocean Prime for dinner to celebrate my birthday. The celebrations continued Saturday night at my parent’s house. My twin brother, Sean, and I enjoyed some delicious birthday cake my mom made. My mom says it’s hard to believe her youngest children are now 26!
My mom and I decorate my parent’s house the day after Thanksgiving every year so the house felt very festive and Christmas-y Saturday night. Davey and I felt a bit inspired and decided to decorate his house Sunday afternoon. The biggest challenge was chipping off bits of ice in order to hang the Christmas lights; that was a first for me!
Between the icey weather and the Christmas decorations it’s actually starting to look a lot like Christmas. I hope you and your family are making special preparations to enjoy this special time together!