Have you finished your shopping yet?? Seriously, I'm a tad bit sick of thinking about the holiday this way--anyone else feel the same way? I'm beginning to wish I could just sit back and enjoy this time of year, instead of fret over that person who I haven't found a perfect gift for yet... Ahh, maybe someday!
This past weekend was a bit of an exception to the normal stress though, as my family and I all make the short trek up into the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'd hoped for some good snow for snowshoeing (one of my favorite winter activities), and skiing. Unfortunately, despite the first picture, we were pretty much totally without snow. We hiked instead, and it was spectacular. The two lakes we hiked into were beautiful. One was iced over and there were even people ice-skating on it, which was fabulous to watch (though I spent most of the time watching going "crap, if they fall in, we're the only people around here for miles--how would we get them out??" I think this may reveal a lot about me... :).
It was a lot of fun to get away with family and enjoy being outside with everyone, and not rushing around in the malls, etc. What have you been up to this holiday season to try and enjoy it a little more? Anything fun planned?