t’s July 2020 and we’re in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. Nothing about our daily lives is business as usual and we definitely didn’t account for this when we moved across the country last year. It would be an understatement to say that we’re hoping things look better by the holiday season so we can be reunited with our loved ones. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a week now, because well, why not? When I say I love Christmas you probably think, "of course! Who doesn't?" But I'm talking a got engaged at Christmas concert, had a Christmas themed bachelorette party, have at-least five different types of Christmas playlists saved for every type of Christmas hosting opportunity, kind of love for Christmas. You could call me obsessed and I wouldn't argue with you.
The holiday season has become even more meaningful as we’ve moved away and started our own family, and as the number of little ones in our extended family has grown. Our life has been a blur the last couple of years and Christmas usually feels like a light at the end of the tunnel, a moment to pause, reflect and just be present with our favorite people. I’ve never shared a Christmas home tour so in honor of my mood and in hopes to summon a little Christmas spirit, here goes. (Disclaimer: These photos are from our old home. I didn’t take any last year since I had a newborn.)