Christmas has always been really magical for me. It continues to be, even at my advanced age. I think, no, I KNOW, that I owe my parents for this. They always made Christmas SO special. And that set the bar for me to work on making it special for the people within my sphere of Christmas influence/interaction. Same for Patty. She is especially awesome in this regard and I think we pretty much killed it this year in terms of hosting a couple of pretty rad larger family gatherings at our house and also in terms of the way we respected and honored the magicality of the eve and the day within our quite small "immediate" family. It has all been really awesome.
With that said, there is this certain rad new bike in the house that did obviously not belong amongst the main floor Christmas decor and that therefore was relegated to the basement. Sure was part of this boy's Christmas magic though, and when the boy spotted a small gap in his Christmas schedule, he bolted to the park with his new steed and his old camera, on this dry and sunny winter day.