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Well, we are officially on a countdown of T-minus three weeks until Bryan and I will both be in Michigan for Christmas.  I’m starting to get excited and it is starting to feel a bit like Christmas.  Yesterday after work Bryan and I drove the half mile needed to get to our local nursery, City People’s, to pick out our first Christmas tree together.  This turned out to be quite a pleasant experience with a super helpful and honest young boy who steered us towards a perfect 6 1/2′ Douglas Fir.  He fresh-cut it and wrapped it up and it fit easily in the Jeep.  We also bought a fresh wreath for the door, some new string lights and a Christmas star for the tree topper.  And it was their holiday open house so we got everything at 20% off!  After setting the tree up and putting all our fun ornaments on it, eating my pork with apples by the fire, I really felt in the Christmas spirit!keep-calm-3-weeks-to-go

And now I can focus on our stay in Michigan…and there is a good deal I am looking forward to while we are there:

  • Christmas Eve dinner with the Gpas
  • Christmas Eve service (at People’s?)
  • Bowling against the Krupps
  • Fire
  • Snowmobiling if we have snow
  • Sledding if we have snow
  • Meeting up with EL grads
  • Yoga (at Lululemon?)
  • Court One
  • Peppermint Schnapps and Christmas Vacation
  • Aladdin’s
  • Walk to Beaner’s
  • Group game with the family on Christmas
  • Drive around to find Christmas lights
  • Walk Sophie
  • Cook something with the family
  • Any live jazz, but not required
  • Wrap presents with Mom
  • Potential Mystery Box Challenge with Mom

And now I am off to my first of my holiday parties, at FareStart.  Looking forward to live jazz, tons of good food and drink, and maybe some gifts like we received last year!

Chelsea

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