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Snow, Sprinkles and…lots of Taylor Swift

As December rolls in, my anticipation for winter break builds. My kids and I watch as the town is draped in lights and dusted with snow. We dig out the boxes of Christmas supplies and lovingly cover the house with silver tinsel. I love to see the sparkle in my children’s eyes; the magic of the holiday season.
Creating new traditions and continuing old traditions becomes more important each year as I realize how soon they will be leaving the nest. I want our kids to think back to winter with memories to share with their kids. Some traditions remain the same: decorating cookies and constructing gingerbread houses. Some things change: Taylor Swift echoed daily through the halls this year. But the idea is the same: time as a family, doing things we enjoy…in our fleece pajama pants and fuzzy slippers!
Today I dropped my kids off at school with some sense of relief. Let’s face it, winter break is exhausting. While I vacuum the remnants of sprinkles under the fridge, I’m reflecting on the fun we shared over the past 17 days. Here is a little taste of our winter break!

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