Texas. You love it or you hate it. At least that’s what they say. I find myself in an odd middle place.
I love howdy, my family, the pride and independence. I love how each city is so individual. There are many things I love as a native Texan, and there are many things I appreciate about it when I look at it from David’s perspective. However, I went to school in Switzerland, I dream of travel, I love walking cities and I always have itchy feet… I am on a mission to embrace it here. We are back in Dallas, conceivably for the long run, and I want to LOVE where I live. I have learned to change my thinking on so many things (how else would one come back from where I was at) and now I want to apply these skills to Dallas. Here is what I am thinking…
But then there is Christmas… It is odd how I grew up here and still associate Christmas with snow, scarves, hot chocolate and chill. A hot winter is predicted here. I tried to hold off on holiday lattes until a permanent chill struck, but it never happened. So I am trying to find other ways of getting into the spirit. My mom put up her tree and decorations and I am finding that the visual is not enough. If you look at the twinkling lights while consuming Stacey’s Gingerbread Pita Chips it helps. I am thinking I need to head to Anthro for some holiday candles (this is a fave!) and try to ignore the weather and remember what a true Texas Christmas feels like. What tricks do you use to get in the holiday spirit? I need suggestions!
(Images by Lucy Snowe Photography )