Advent Love.

I have the cutest parents ever.  Seriously.  It is my first Christmas away from home, and I got this adorable advent Christmas package in the mail.  Each present has a note on it and a date to open it up until Christmas.  They also sent little bags and chocolates to make presents for my friends!  As the weather keeps getting hotter and hotter, it progressively feels less and less like Christmas.  There are no Christmas lights or decorations, caroling, or Christmas music on the radio. While I am an anti-snow girl, I do have a love for the red cupped creme brulee lattes at Starbucks and Christmas shopping at Barnes & Noble where it's warm inside.  Christmas is the only day I allow snow; Every other day it is unacceptable. Somehow though, I do miss the chill in the air, the Christmas light drives and hot cocoa by the fire.  But not enough to keep me from enjoying a change in tradition!  This year I will be on the beach, sipping an ice cold cider and jumping into the ocean to go snorkeling with the tropical fish. I have an amazing group of friends from all over the world that I can spend the day with on the beach.  Then, I will finish at a party at my friend's house where we will cook dinner and have a pool party.  But while I'm enjoying basking in the Australian sunshine, this box keeps me remembering my family, friends, and all the things I love about Christmas in snowy Colorado.


  1. What a thoughtful package! Sounds really fun--especially the DIY treat bags. And wow you bring up a good point. It must be somewhat jarring to experience an Australian Christmas when you're used to Colorado weather. Make sure to take pics of how things look outside!

  2. What a fun package! :)

  3. Charlie Brown's Christmas Quotes:
    Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
    Linus: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
    Linus: Lights, please.
    [a spotlight shines on Linus]
    "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
    [Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
    That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
    Merry Christmas


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