The past two years, Marti and I have gone to Mount Dora a weekend or two before Christmas, as a little getaway. It also helped us to get a bit more in the Christmas spirit, as that can be hard when it’s 80+ degrees outside: Mt Dora is quite a small little town in central Florida, which goes all out for Christmas and it’s a nice place to kick back and get festive.
This year, we had no intention of stopping that tradition, so we invited Marti’s mom along and the four of us enjoyed a nice little weekend. We stayed at Maison en Ville, which is an excellent little B and B, downtown, within walking distance of all the town’s offerings.
Since Ellie’s maternal family is of German heritage, their tradition is to open gifts on Christmas Eve (cheating in my opinion :P), so today, we’re heading to Oma’s to open presents and enjoy Christmas festivities. Happy Christmas to all of Ellie’s family, both in the UK, and the US x x x x
We ventured back from Mount Dora today, hosted a baby shower, and finally went to Marti’s aunt’s house to see some family and friends, and Ellie was pooped by the end of the day, such that she fell asleep in my arms, which she very rarely does.