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There are so many reasons I adore December. I love cozy fires and hot chocolate, twinkle lights and the smell of Christmas trees, lazy family time and tradition. I love chilly runs on the greenway, mulling spices that my mom sends me each year, date nights and Christmas movies. I love movies that open on Christmas day, white elephant gift exchanges, being extra generous, finding new ways to buy gifts for those I love. I love the hustle leading up to Christmas, too – filling orders, finalizing galleries, clearing my inbox, getting ready to shut down for a while. But let me tell you – taking a vacation only feels really good after you’ve given this year all you’ve got. And that’s what I plan to do – finish strong! I love looking back and appreciating all we’ve done, while looking ahead at what’s to come. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time to wrap up 2014 and tie a pretty little bow around it, but I refuse to do so without favorite every day of December. Here’s to December!

December Goals

Clean eating + 1 dessert a week until Christmas
Finish all Christmas shopping by December 5th
Wrap all presents by December 15th
Train for and run in my Birthday 10K on New Year’s Eve
Clean out and giveaway excessive Christmas decorations to newly married couples
Finish all weddings and sessions through November and send to clients
Annual Christmas Date night with Will
Take an afternoon, by myself, and dream of 2015 goals. (Giant blank notebook, favorite pen, and some apple cider, please!)
Make my Mama’s butterfinger Christmas Cookies
Get a massage before my belly gets too big
Celebrate the NRP team’s accomplishments and set goals for 2015
Savor this last Christmas as a family of 2!

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