An Alabama Christmas

Upon returning to DC after almost two weeks in Alabama, we were immediately thrown back into busy work days and the frenetic embrace of a city preparing for an inauguration.

We had a wonderful Christmas and New Years with my family in Alabama. I’m always grateful for lazy days in the city and home where I spent so many happy days during high school. It always goes by quickly but the BBQ lunches, shopping dates with my Mom and deep conversations over cocktails and cigars with Dad will not soon be forgotten. I know the holidays can be tense for many and I don’t take for granted my family’s ability to put annoyances and disagreements aside to celebrate the birth of Our Savior.

This Christmas included many home cooked meals, midnight mass at my alma mater, a handgun safety course, day trips to Nashville and Tuscaloosa, and becoming obsessed with the board game Backgammon. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Here’s to a 2017 filled with love and the joy that comes with living in the present moment.

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The Lappert’s Ice Cream apron. It’s amazing how many happy memories I have associated with that apron. 

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An experiment that turned out to be delicious: Irish coffee cake!

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Decorating Christmas cookies before midnight mass. 

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Baby brother and hubs on the range. 

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Used bookstore in Nashville. Love this city!

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My parents and I attended the first menorah lighting at The University of Alabama. It was a beautiful event we were humbled to be a part of.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year! I’m hoping to have a short video of some clips I captured over the break soon.