My best friend from college got married the week before Christmas in Littleton, Colorado so that gave us the excuse to spend Christmas with my dad in Colorado. We had a wonderful visit and I think all of returned home refreshed and exhausted (is that even possible?).
While we were there, we saw snow for the first time this winter (we haven't had any in the Northeast yet). Maggie made snow angels with her Grandpa's help in the backyard. We tried to throw snowballs, but the snow was just too dry to make snowballs or build a snowman. Maybe we can do so when we get some good ol' wet New England snow :)
One day, we enjoyed a sunny walk around Garden of the Gods (one the most scenic places in Colorado Springs) and took a few family photos.
Our Christmas celebration included lots of yummy food and opening some gifts. It was so fun to watch Maggie open her gifts and get excited about what was inside.
We went to the Christmas Eve service at the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. I have good memories of going to this service when I was a child (we probably only went 3-4 times in my life), so I was excited to take my own family to such a special place.
It was such a fun time in Colorado. Maggie got to know her Grandpa better and I was grateful for a relaxing week or so with little to no agenda (most days).