This was my first year ever away from my family at Christmas, as Michael makes it a point to spend every other Christmas with his family and they live all over the country. So off to Philadelphia we went to spend Christmas with part of the Bruning clan.
Christmas felt very un-Christmaslike indeed, but in a way it was just what I needed. Time away from the everyday ordinary.
Christmastime in the city.
The lights display at Macy’s
Old world Santas
…and even though Christmas was completely different this year, there was still a lot of the familiar, like cozy feet…
…good food and wine…
and lots of games, conversation, fun and laughter.
And oh yeah, it was our first Christmas as a married couple. Here’s to many more!