Santa, reindeers, and lights = perfection

This weekend has got to be one of my favs for so many reasons. This is the first year J really gets Christmas and gets so excited about everything to do with it. I love Christmas(and still do) growing up. My parents always made it very magical for all 7 of us. We’re a really close knit extended family and Christmas Eve was always a night to remember with all my cousins. The excitement and thrill is bringing back all the memories I had as a child and I LOVE it!

Friday morning we met our friends at the Dinosaur museum(we finally got a pass yay!) and spent all morning there.

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The kids starting getting hungry so we headed over to the cafe that’s right there by the museum. I ate their first the first time and tried their Minestrone bread bowl. It was really tasty, but kind of dry for a bread bowl soup. As we were eating, we saw them bring out reindeer!

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J darted out the door faster than I had ever seen him ha He was so excited that Santa’s reindeer came to see hi. We let the kids play and feed the reindeer for awhile and then we all parted ways.

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J and I headed to Santa’s Lodge(at Traverse Mountain Outlets by H&M for locals) where we were meeting Whit, Lee Ann, and Alisha. Jackson loves to see his cousins, and they all did great with Santa. First they wrote letters to him and put it in the mail box, then they all got to sit on his lap.

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J was pretty nervous, but he finally did it! His first year he willingly sat on Santa’s lap(in the pic of just him, you can find it on my Insta: Sugar plum runner).

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Friday night we stayed in and had Subway. I was on a mission this weekend to eat ALL THE VEGGIES.

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Saturday’s dinner(there’s chicken and rice under that somewhere)

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Saturday we lounged around, got things done around the house, then headed to the park to see the lights and let J run around. I love that we live so close to see this beautiful park lit up.

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After we had popcorn and watched a Christmas movie that was on TV.

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Sunday we had church(all the kids were recording a Christmas CD) and then I made rolls for my FIL’s bday dinner. Of course the food was great and we had fun spoiling Richard. He is such a fun grandpa and J adores him.

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what’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

tell me something good about your weekend

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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One Response to Santa, reindeers, and lights = perfection

  1. I haven’t had a bread bowl in a couple years….but now I really really really want one. But with french onion soup.

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