Fall Traditions

table set by Clarence, glassesmeasuring spoons by Helena Peixotofall invitation by Shutterfly, figs by Jillian Lieboffpumpkins by Richard Bowen

I would like to spend this Thankful Thursday by raising my glass of eggnog and making one grand toast to the season. 

I don't think it is any surprise on this blog that I absolutely love fall and winter. And I think part of this is because I am a sucker for family time and traditions and moments of nostalgia, and well, fall and the holiday season are just full of those moments. 

Being away on a college campus is interesting--my life and work are centered in this one location, and I don't need to walk more than half a mile in any certain direction to take care of something. It's when I leave that I feel I get to see everything else that is going on in the world and suddenly those papers that count for 40% of your grade mean absolutely nothing in the scheme of things. 

A big thank you to Shutterfly for sending me their fall inspiration board, above. It's really helped me get into the spirit of things even though I'm away at college and the closest we get to holiday spirt are the fake pumpkins in the dining halls. 

I can't wait to go home tomorrow (after The Game!) and jump into the fall celebration. Over the years, we seem to have accumulated some small traditions that now I can't imagine living without. 

Some "traditions" I look forward to this season:

bagels and lox on Thanksgiving morning
watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
staying in on Black Friday and decorating the house for Christmas
almost all-nighters spent wrapping Christmas presents for the whole family 
mailing holiday cards. 
taking the train to the city and seeing the Rockefeller and Bryant Park trees
browsing the Bryant Park holiday shops with hot chocolate 
picking out a new ornament for the tree 
blasting holiday music during our one last rush of house cleaning before family come over
The Annual Dahl Family Holiday Party 
last-minute shopping with my dad
baking cookies with my mom
Christmas movies with my brother
reading The Night Before Christmas 
sushi on New Year's Eve

What traditions are you thankful to have?

p.s. Check out my post on the Shutterfly blog. While I certainly love holiday greeting cards now, my three-year-old self had a little something else in mind! 

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fall Traditions

table set by Clarence, glassesmeasuring spoons by Helena Peixotofall invitation by Shutterfly, figs by Jillian Lieboffpumpkins by Richard Bowen

I would like to spend this Thankful Thursday by raising my glass of eggnog and making one grand toast to the season. 

I don't think it is any surprise on this blog that I absolutely love fall and winter. And I think part of this is because I am a sucker for family time and traditions and moments of nostalgia, and well, fall and the holiday season are just full of those moments. 

Being away on a college campus is interesting--my life and work are centered in this one location, and I don't need to walk more than half a mile in any certain direction to take care of something. It's when I leave that I feel I get to see everything else that is going on in the world and suddenly those papers that count for 40% of your grade mean absolutely nothing in the scheme of things. 

A big thank you to Shutterfly for sending me their fall inspiration board, above. It's really helped me get into the spirit of things even though I'm away at college and the closest we get to holiday spirt are the fake pumpkins in the dining halls. 

I can't wait to go home tomorrow (after The Game!) and jump into the fall celebration. Over the years, we seem to have accumulated some small traditions that now I can't imagine living without. 

Some "traditions" I look forward to this season:

bagels and lox on Thanksgiving morning
watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
staying in on Black Friday and decorating the house for Christmas
almost all-nighters spent wrapping Christmas presents for the whole family 
mailing holiday cards. 
taking the train to the city and seeing the Rockefeller and Bryant Park trees
browsing the Bryant Park holiday shops with hot chocolate 
picking out a new ornament for the tree 
blasting holiday music during our one last rush of house cleaning before family come over
The Annual Dahl Family Holiday Party 
last-minute shopping with my dad
baking cookies with my mom
Christmas movies with my brother
reading The Night Before Christmas 
sushi on New Year's Eve

What traditions are you thankful to have?

p.s. Check out my post on the Shutterfly blog. While I certainly love holiday greeting cards now, my three-year-old self had a little something else in mind! 

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