Ah! Today begins week 50 of the year! There is so much to do, but I don’t think I’m going to do any of it. I’m going to enjoy these last few weeks of this year with my wonderful family and friends, relaxing and taking in the spirit of the holidays.
This last week was a pretty special week. Kelli from A Deeper Joy came to Seattle to visit. We had this planned for a few months, but it always seems so far away until it’s here. And I just have to say, we are like twins separated at birth or something; we have so much in common. Except I don’t like cilantro and she doesn’t like horses.
Day 337: Our first meeting! I picked Kelli up from the airport late on Wednesday. It was so surreal to finally be meeting her and we stayed up for a long while chatting.
Day 338: We spent Thursday in Seattle. We walked everywhere, from Pike Place up to the Space Needle, all around downtown and finally met Huebie for drinks before heading home that evening. We spent the rest of the evening drinking wine and playing Cards Against Humanity with Huebie and his bff.
Day 339: Friday, Huebie took the day off and we went to Leavenworth, a little Bavarian town about 2 1/2 hours from Seattle. It’s situated at the base of one of the mountains, so it’s cold and snowy (although not much snow right now). It is one of the best places to visit during the holidays. The town is decorated and all lit up. Little A was all bundled up, attitude and all.
Day 340: Kelli and I went wine tasting on Saturday. I had to take her up to our local wine country during her visit. We had some really great conversation and wine appreciation.
Day 341: I hosted my first essential oils class on Sunday and it was a blast. Kelli is so knowledgeable about oils so it was great to have her there as well. I think everyone had a great time learning about essential oils and making some things to take home.
Day 342: Kelli left on Monday. 🙁 I was so sad to drop her at the airport. But I’m sure it won’t be long until we see each other again.
Day 343: I sat in Little A’s room admiring her tree for a while before her bed time. I have a post coming next week on this tree and the special place it holds in my heart.
Day 344: It was red and green day at Little A’s preschool yesterday. And as usual she picked her outfit. Christmas socks and ballet flats and all. Sometimes she hits the mark and sometimes she wears socks with ballet flats. But she still is just the cutest thing ever in this photo.
I just have to say, Kelli and I have been blogging friends for a while now, but finally getting to meet her was absolutely amazing. She is the sweetest, most down to earth girl. I’m just so happy to call her a friend.
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