1st – A photo shoot that I won’t soon forget. Thank goodness I can smile about it now.
2nd – Finally ordered holiday cards after much fretting.
3rd – Spent the night in our new home just for the fun of it.
4th – A long overdue visit with a friend and the discovery that we now only live 8 miles apart!
5th – A much needed trip to the nail salon.
6th – Lucas turned 18 months!
7th – An overnight visit from Grandpa.
8th – A farewell dinner with my Mommy & Me friends.
9th – Looking around at all the boxes laughing and wondering how we will ever get it all done.
10th – Pizza. Enough said.
11th – Date night with neighbors.
12th – Our bittersweet last night in our home.
13th – Moving Day!!
14th – Falling into bed after a very long, very stressful day. Oh, and my sister organizing my closet.
15th – Christmastime at the Happiest Place on Earth! Lucas’ first time at Disneyland.
16th – Front row seats to the annual Newport Beach Boat Parade.
17th – A new library. A new library card.
18th – Unpacking. Organizing. Settling in.
19th – Chickmas, an annual tradition my girlfriends and I have to celebrate the holidays.
20th – Finished Christmas shopping and wrapping presents just in the nick of time…
21st – Bags packed and made it to our flight on time. Whew!
22nd – Seeing Lucas follow his cousins around in complete and utter awe.
23rd – Husband and sister arrive at in-laws for the holiday.
24th – Spending the holiday with family.
25th – Lucas’ face when he discovered what Santa left him under the tree.
26th – A long car ride home with a very happy toddler makes all the difference in the world. That and zero going home holiday traffic.
27th – Getting back to reality.
28th – New nanny’s first day!!
29th – Celebrating Todd’s birthday with cupcakes, bowling and beer.
30th – Sick in bed. All. day. long. Not much smiling going on here until I see Lucas’ face.
31st – An old year to learn from and remember and a new year to ring in and embrace.
I hope every day of December found all of you smiling as well!
Alicia is the beautiful brain child behind this wonderful monthly meme. Be sure to link up at her blog, A Beautiful Mess or check out other people’s reasons to smile.
You can see my November reasons to smile here.