It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Winter has officially hit the Land of Enchantment at full force!  I felt like a kid on Christmas when I looked outside this morning and saw piles upon fresh piles of fluffy snow covering every tree, car and bush in sight.  There's always something so exciting about the first heavy snowfall.  I couldn't stop smiling.  The only member of my family more excited than me was Kua.

After a quick bowl of oatmeal we unburied the truck and headed up to the mountain for our second snowshoeing adventure of the season.  We were the first group of people on the Aspen Vista trail, so we had the luxury (and the burning of the hip flexors) of paving the trail through the fresh, untouched snow. 

I spent the afternoon baking cookies.  As per house rules, I refrained from setting up any Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but as of yet there is no clause prohibiting listening to Christmas music in November, so I jammed out to N'Sync, Mariah and Glee (while Jaycob went to the bar to watch the Vikings NOT lose to the Packers).

Baking cookies with my new stand mixer!  This thing changed my life.
After today I am ready and excited for Christmas!  This will be the first year that we stay in Santa Fe for the holidays and I am really looking forward to walking down Canyon Road, eating biscochitos by the dozen, and experiencing the Santa Fean Spirit of Christmas. 

In other news, Laila just turned five!  We didn't have much of a birthday celebration because, well frankly, we forgot.  Also we were wrapped up in celebrating our one month wedding anniversary.  But this cardboard box has been occupying real estate in our living room for the past week and Laila is in heaven!


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