City 1: Boston, MA
One box of antlers accidentally purchased on eBay (yes, a box, as in more than a pair), 3 strands of Christmas lights, 2 lengths of tinsel, 12 cutout bunnies dancing around a snowflake and way too many shoes.
Cities 1.5 and 2: Columbus and Dayton, OH
One delayed flight, 1 missed connection, 2
lost “delayed” bags, 1 night and day in Columbus, 4 further “delays,” 32 rooms of books, 12 macarons from Pistacia Vera, 3 scoops from Jeni’s, 8 hours later, 2 found bags, 1 hour driving…
Six people, 2 dogs (a pit bull and a bull mastiff), 1 house, 4 bathrooms, 0 locks, 2/2 broken showers, 2/4 broken toilets (one of each quickly fixed), and ashes in a Pepsi cup in the freezer (don’t ask)…
Seven hours last minute shopping, 2 nights up late laughing, 30+ relatives, 1 visit from Santa, 2 hours sleep.
City 3: Park City, UT
Six hours flying, 2 hours time difference, 1 drive up the mountain, 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies, one roaring fire, and another successful Christmas.
Christmas is always an adventure with us, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. We love being able to spend time with our families and to build our own traditions at home.
Hope your Christmas was every bit as merry & bright as ours!
Holly & Gregor