We have a tradition from years past to ride the train in Georgetown and see Santa on Black Friday.
This year we decided not to go and when I checked they aren’t running their holiday trains anyway. I am sad to miss our tradition but this year is all about compromises. We did find an event with an outdoor Santa meet and greet where you drive through and only one family is allowed out of their cars at a time. So we will get to see Santa.
Instead we enjoyed home made scones from grandma (the best scones I have ever had).
And had a little party because our elves are baaaaaaccckkkkkk.
It is my unpopular opinion that I enjoy the elves. We don’t really do anything elaborate with them but it’s fun for the kids. The elves brought the kids new books as arrival gifts so we spent some time reading those.
Then we met our family at a trail-head to go for a hike. We are drawing the line at indoor gatherings but feel that seeing them outside with masks is safe enough.
We met at trails in Boulder that I have spent a lot of time running on over the years and it made me miss it so much. I felt very motivated to get my knee well and find ways to be out there enjoying the trails more.
It was a little icy but not too bad.
I feel so lucky that my kids have been able to stay connected to their grandparents during this pandemic.
We spent the evening picking out our Christmas tree, we have always gotten a live tree as our main tree.
Are you team real or fake Christmas tree?
What traditions are you breaking and keeping this year?