When I was younger I couldn’t wait for the day that I got to move South. I always dreamed of moving to Florida, where it is always sunny and the beach is within walking distance.
My dream finally came true in 2015, just a bit different than Florida. Live took me to Atlanta, Georgia. Needless to say I hated the big city, so here I find myself in Savannah, Georgia.
My first winter here was last year. The weather barely dropped below 40, even overnight. The sun came out most days of the week, except for the occasionally rain storm. There was always a reason to be out and about outside.
But when Christmastime came around, it just didn’t feel the same. Hot chocolate became frozen hot chocolates. Snow storms were no where in the forecast. Scarves were not needed.
I began to miss a reason to sit inside and cozy up under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a Christmas movie on.
Even though there isn’t a lot I can do about the weather here in the South, I can create memories and traditions to remind me of the excitement for the season.
And that is just what I focused on this weekend.
Randy and I will be traveling to Ohio for the holiday season to celebrate Christmas with our family. Because we won’t be here the week of Christmas, we didn’t feel the need to spend money on a real Christmas tree. So our Charlie Brown tree will do.
We spent the weekend celebrating the Christmas spirit with decorating our very small tree, listening to Christmas music and baking Christmas cookies.
I hope you enjoy my gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies as much as we did!