Something happens to me in the December. I become an extreme homebody. It feels like bedtime at six in the evening. It is dark outside. It's cold outside... it starts to feel like it's too late to go do anything. The clock says I have about four more hours until bedtime, but my mind says I should just stay inside where it is warm, and I can wear sweatpants forever. Luckily, there is a lot of work that we can do from home.. so it is still productive... sometimes.
In December I find myself on my phone and computer wayyyy more often. All of us are. Jess is editing pictures all night. TJ is researching his next great idea. I am stalking ex-boyfriends on Facebook. Juuuust kidding.. I'm just stalking people from high school. But really.. I'm usually reading articles on my phone. The point is.. we have been on technology overload. It became very apparent last night when Cadence had her toy cell phone out and said, "Hey Clara, hold still.. I want to Facebook you."
The warmth brought us a much needed intervention today. TJ had the girls outside playing all afternoon... on the swing set.. with bubbles.. sunglasses on. They had such a great time. I actually really enjoy the cold months. I think it's because it gives me what I call "Christmas feelings"..I get happy. Jess also loves Christmas more than anything. Her daughter's middle name is Noel. Clara Noel. But as much as we love "Christmas Season" it is always great to have a little warmth thrown in there. I hope you all got to spend a little bit of time outside today!