twelve dates of christmas / a visit to santa claus

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on one of our family dates for christmas, we visited santa claus at the plaza hotel.  he was one of the sweetest santa’s i’ve ever met, and i have to tell you, eleanor was completely smitten. she gets it this year. she even asked him all on her own what his favorite cookies are (he likes chocolate chip cookies in case you’re wondering if you’re trying to score some points with santa this year) and she has reminded me several times since that we need to start making santa’s chocolate chip cookies!...

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twelve dates of christmas / a hot cocoa date

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on our first date of christmas, we shared a hot chocolate together in the late afternoon at madison square park’s shake shack! it was a date that almost didn’t happen, and technically to some, it might not even be considered a date.  we were out finishing up a few errands with the littles on saturday when they both fell asleep for their naps in the stroller....

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twelve dates of christmas / family date 01

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this year, we decided to try our twelve dates of christmas tradition again, both as a family and as a couple… the goal for us this year is to have six family dates and six couple dates around the holidays. the idea first came from my friend marci, and then as josh and i always struggle with getting gifts for one another, we decided making a point to spend extra time together during the holidays was what we wanted more than gifts. ...

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