I love this time of year!
I love the cold weather
I love Christmas lights
I love peppermint hot chocolate
I love Christmas music
I love winter meals
I love Christmas cookies
I love giving presents
(I don't mind getting presents)
I love snowmen
I love seeing the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus all over again thru the eyes of my girls!
Last weekend we were up in Nevada City and decided to take the girls to the Empire Mine, and I am so glad we did! There is a beautiful old cottage there that is rarely open and it was open along with cookies and apple cider. Santa Clause was in another building, and he was an excellent Santa. They had all of the equipment buildings open and working. There were blacksmiths at work one even made me a salt spoon! I loved the mine it was a much better place to see Santa then the mall. I think it will become a new tradition in our family!
I tried to include pictures of the blacksmiths and the mine but it seems blogger does not like my photos! I will try again later...