Merry Christmas Eve! I can’t believe Christmas is already upon us. What a whirlwind holiday season, right? That said, I’m glad I was able to capture some of our memories from the days leading up to Christmas. It was especially nice because it was Quinn’s first holiday season! Here’s a recap of our third annual 24 Days of Togetherness!
Day 11: Tell each other 3 things we are thankful for and 3 things we are looking forward to next year.
Day 12: Do an anonymous good deed. Mine involved my beloved Marylou’s Coffee!
Day 13: Get holiday drinks from Starbucks.
Day 14: Bake Christmas cookies. We were totally lazy with this one. Haha! We just bought pre-made cookie dough and then popped it in the oven. Next year we’ll go all out with the dough and sprinkles with Quinn!
Day 15: Buy each other $5 gifts. I bought Mal a couple of framed photos for his desk at school and he bought me a “balance” candle to help me relax while I am reading before bed.
Day 16: Give each other 10-minute massages.
Day 17: Tell each other the one thing you love most about them. Mal said he loves that I take such good care of him, Quinn, and Murphy. I told him that I love how he always strives to be a better person, which inspires me to do the same.
Day 18: Drink hot cocoa together.
Day 19: Dress Quinn in a holiday outfit.
Day 20: Wrap presents and drink adult beverages.
We didn’t do these things at the same time, but both eventually happened! We drank wine on Saturday night and then were too tired/unmotivated to wrap presents, so we did it the next morning. Haha!
Day 21: Make holiday-shaped pancakes.
Day 22: Tell each other a Christmas joke.
My joke: What’s the difference between snowmen and snowladies? A: Snowballs.
Mal’s joke: Q: Why is Santa so jolly? A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live.
Day 23: Leave a nice message for the other person to find.
Day 24: Read Quinn a Christmas book.