01 December 2009

welcome, december



hard to believe it's the first of december... 

but ended november with a bang. had one of those picture-perfect weekends with the husband - lots of laughs, food, adventures and plenty of relaxing down-time as well. i can't get enough of him. after a huge thanksgiving spread in napa, we came home to the holidays a-buzz in the city. 

attended the annual ghirardelli square tree lighting ceremony, which proved to be the most happening thing to do in san francisco on black friday - equipped with the san francisco christmas choral, a few songs from the broadway troupe of rent, and a visit from santa. i also beat my record of consumption of hot chocolate. i can't help it. ghirardelli calls to me - i could stroll through that sweet shoppe all day. 

i walk around with a stomach full of butterflies the month of december. i still feel like a little kid in that way. always trying to maximize each day - wanting to experience as many christmas activities as possible. currently trying to figure out ways to decorate our corporate-furnished apartment without any of our christmas decorations this year (which are regretfully packed away and stored in los angeles at the moment). thinking about bringing back popcorn-stringed garland, paper snowflakes and homemade gingerbread houses. 

so much to look forward to this month - a quick trip to my old home of arizona to meet up with my dad and this sweet girl, a visit from the in-laws in a couple weeks, including an appearance by my favorite girl in the world....and of course, a trip home for holidays to meet up with the whole family. after all, it doesn't feel totally like christmas without them. 

8 comments:

Krista said...

i was thinkin of bringin back the popcorn garland as well...but then thought it could turn into a disaster with sid trying to eat it.

Erin Bradley said...

Can't wait to see MY favorite people....only 11 more days!!!

Amy E. Campbell said...

I can't wait to see you in AZ! and p.s. I love decorative popcorn strings, a homemade Christmas is where it's at.

Ashley and Ezra said...

I can't believe it's December already!!! Seriously, how many times do I have to go to sleep and wake up before Christmas??? (That's how the Branch girls counted down to Christmas!) Oh I love this time of year! You can actually smile at people, and sing Christmas songs all day, and no one thinks you're crazy! It's great!

The Campbells said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend!! Have fun in warm AZ!

Kristin said...

where did you go? i miss reading your thoughts...hope you had a perfect christmas. love you.

Ashley Engar Blackburn said...

I think it's time for an update.

Miriam Ika Marshall said...

where are you? i keep looking for an update!! how are you?