We piled a bunch of people into our van and drove an hour+ to Oakland to check out the Christmas lights and programs going on at the temple. It was the best! Not too cold, a doughnut and hot chocolate tailgate at the end, an amazing view; really and truly I'm so glad we went.
We've been doing some fun but really low key Christmas celebrating at home and this sort of seemed like a trek. Although Ev was kind of a monster (teething? weaning? all of the above??) and Bronson had to be talked down from swimming in the fountain (more than once), it's all good. The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. And having doughnuts on hand.