Christmas in the City

It is so hard for me to believe that today is New Year’s Eve. How can Christmas already be over? How is it possible that 2015 is over?

This year Chris and I had a quiet Christmas spent with just the two of us and Barley. With nowhere to go and no one to see we had the perfect excuse to spend all of our time together. Our holiday weekend consisted of sleeping in late, drinking lots of eggnog, eating way too much pie, and listening to our favorite holiday songs on repeat. It can be lonely being so far away from our family and friends, but lazy weekends together without any plans or responsibilities can certainly have a few perks!

After getting into the holiday spirit we were both excited for Christmas morning. I had an amazing gift planned for Chris and I could hardly wait for him to open it. It was literally killing me not to let him in on the secret, but for the first time ever I didn’t spill the beans. As hard as it was for me to keep my mouth shut, it was totally worth it to see the look of pure joy, surprise and confusion on his face.

So what was the gift? Well, I arranged for one of our best friends to fly up to Boston and stay with us for Super Bowl weekend. We both cannot wait and it might be the first time I’ve ever been excited about a football game.

Chris also did not disappoint in terms of his gift giving skills this year. Along with a few other things he got me the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you know me at all then you know that this was the perfect gift for me. I have been waiting for this book for months and I almost cried when I opened it. We immediately sat down and flipped through the book page by page taking in all of the amazing illustrations. I love it more than I probably should, but I just can’t help myself when it comes to Harry Potter.

To make things even better, every year in Beacon Hill holiday decorations come out in full force and the streets look like something out of a movie. There are countless bows, wreaths and lights decorating every street corner. Even though we did not have a snowy white holiday, the decorations really make the city look and feel incredibly special and magical. It was the perfect way to spend Christmas, now onto the new year!

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