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On Friday night, we went to a free viewing of Home Alone in t...

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On Friday night, we went to a free viewing of Home Alone in the Lucas Theater downtown. Before the show we went to Five Guys and then snuck in leftover fries for the movie. Best date. All the kids in that theater had such a great time and squealed and laughed at every funny part, which made it so much more fun. After the movie they even had fake snow right outside the theater, which despite the 70 degree high that day, I sort of fell for at first.

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We went on a long walk all around downtown on Saturday, Christmas shopping and taking in how great Savannah is in December. We stopped for lunch at my favoriteplace in Savannah for a beautiful sandwich and duck fat fries.

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Sunday night we went to a little Christmas party at our friend’s house. I forgot we were doing white elephant until it was almost too late. But I ended up making some little ornaments with fabric, stamps, and twigs, some of my favorite things. It was so much fun and our friends’ house was so cozy and festive (don’t you love the mantle and Christmas bells?).

It’s easy for me to think of all the things I don’t have and get caught up missing my family and being pouty this time of year. But lately I am seeing so many amazing things God has put in my life that it seems ridiculous to ever complain about anything. This time of year really beats any other time if you ask me. I love everything about it.

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Last night we made an apple crisp, hid in friends’ backyard, ...

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Last night we made an apple crisp, hid in friends’ backyard, and surprised a brand new bride to be with a tiny bonfire dessert party. Hooray for more married people in our life!

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A quilt, a jar of tea, salads, bare feet, and sunshine.  I...

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A quilt, a jar of tea, salads, bare feet, and sunshine. 
I can already tell how much I’m going to love spring in Savannah.

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Sometimes I have a hard time doing fun things by myself. I’ll...

Sometimes I have a hard time doing fun things by myself. I’ll wait until Jeff is off work or friends are in town to do the things I want to do. But yesterday I really needed to get some Christmas shopping done (we didn’t have any presents under the tree until last night) and I knew I wanted to get most of the gifts from downtown, so I went by myself while Jeff was at work. It may seem silly, but I get nervous about driving/parking downtown alone with all the one way streets and parking meters. Blah, I would just rather not deal with it.* Can’t wait to live downtown so I can just walk everywhere!

Well I’m happy to say that I am no longer afraid of going downtown by myself, or eating lunch by myself, or doing things I’ve been wanting to do by myself. Yesterday was wonderful.

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This sun-drenched tree made me oh so happy. I love the way it’s reaching over the sidewalk.

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Pretty floral plate in the Paris Market.

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I love this wall of notes in the Paris Market. They have pencils and papers and push pins so you can write things that you are thankful for and post them for everyone to see. My favorites are the ones that have stick figure illustrations on them and one that says UNICORNS.

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And the most wonderful thing about yesterday is that I finally tried Papillote - a tiny little french restaurant I’ve been curious about for forever, but have been waiting to try it until the perfect time. (Why!? Why do I do that?) I can safely say that I have a favorite restaurant.

French cuisine + adorable atmosphere + sweet employees = perfection.

*I realize I would probably just fall over and die in a big city with this attitude. But I grew up in a town that had a Main Street.

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This weekend was just what I needed. My mom, dad, and little ...

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This weekend was just what I needed. My mom, dad, and little sister Leah came to visit from NC for the weekend. Since this was their first visit to Savannah, there were so many things I wanted to show them but you kind of get the idea of Savannah just by walking around in it. We ended up doing a lot of our favorite things (eating new york style pizza, baking, going to the beach, eating ice cream, thrifting, making lattes, knitting, watching movies, and general lounging around). I miss them already and can’t wait until they visit again!

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