One of my favorite ways to kick off the Christmas season is to go caroling at this darling church around the corner from our apartment. On the first Sunday in December, tons of people come out, and we stand in front of the church and sing Christmas carols (usually off-beat and off-key, but whatever). Spencer and I went with our friends the Belnaps and the Briggses for a bit of caroling and then hot chocolate and cookies at our apartment afterwards.
On the 15th, Spencer turned 30! He made me promise no parties, especially no surprise parties, so we celebrated with a low-key day. I made Spencer's favorite waffles, wrote him 30 things I love about him on 30 sticky notes, and gave him 30 presents. Spencer is 30-years-old, and dang, he makes it look good.
For Christmas and New Year's, we went up to Maine to be with my entire family. We hadn't all been together for Christmas since 2011, I think, and my sister had recently gotten back from serving an 18-month mission for our church in Brazil. We had a fantastic week and a half of games, movies, puzzles, thrifting, and a surprising lack of snow.
|My sister Andrea and I took our niece and nephew to the cemetery on my parents' property to try and find some snow to play in.|
|The whole clan went duck-pin bowling.|
|We played a slew of "Minute to Win It" games on NYE, and it was a blast! With this one, we had to move an Oreo from our forehead to our mouths with no hands.|
|For the 2nd year in a row, we went to Oxford House Inn for our anniversary dinner. So delicious!|
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