It is December. I have to keep reminding myself that as we experience the holidays in Texas this year.
I mean seriously folks, we walk to the mailbox in shorts and flip-flops to gather our Christmas cards. Last year I would have had to suit up in full-on frosty the snowman gear to do the same task back in Indiana.
So yes, it's a little bizarre and has taken some getting used to. But I must admit...I FREAKIN' LOVE IT! I've never been a huge cold-weather person. I'll take being able to roll down the windows to drive around and see Christmas lights!
To help get into the holiday spirit, we've been tuning into to Christmas music every time we're in the car, drinking hot-chocolate at night and watching all the old holiday classics with the kids (Rudolph, Charlie Brown Christmas, etc.).
The boys enjoying their cookies and cocoa
Our neighborhood even gets in on the action by driving in two 18-wheelers full of ice and grinding it into snow. They organized a neighborhood "Snow Day" complete with sledding, snow ball fights and a gourmet coffee bar. The kids had a blast...and so did we! One of the best things about being a parent is that you kind of get to experience being a kid all over again, but can disguise it as "doing it for the kids" ;)