It’s nearly Christmas Eve – my favorite day of the year. The wonderful combination of childhood anticipation of things to come, paired with the adult relief of a few days off, is total bliss. Around our house it’s time for old movies, sing-along music, and special foods.
Last Christmas we were in the midst of selling our tiny condo on St. Simons Island, Georgia (Basecamp Gallivance #1) so that we could move closer to our families in Lexington, Kentucky and establish Basecamp Gallivance #2. Consequently, Christmas was a very quiet affair.
But this year we are ready to party! We’ve returned from our travels in the Balkans and we’re so excited to celebrate the holidays in our little Lexington townhouse.
You may remember that although we’re pretty minimalist in our possessions, we do collect special Christmas ornaments from our travels. There are just three requirements: they must be sturdy, lightweight, and fairly flat. And with our nod to simple living, the whole collection has to fit in a shoe box. Just click on any image for a slide show and behind-the-scenes details.
So while you’re drifting off to visions of sugar plums, I’ll leave you with our favorite mashup of old dance movies and great, modern music. We promise you’ll smile like crazy, and we dare you to not tap your feet. A big shout out and thank you to our talented brother-in-law Keith for introducing us to this cool-beyond-cool video. Sweet dreams and Merry Christmas.
Terri & James