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A Different Kind Of Advent

For Advent this year my partner came up with an idea of using pieces of paper in a jar to count down the days until Christmas. On each paper, we wrote down things small and big that we want to do with each other each night. It’s been a fun, sweet way to spend time together and I look forward to it every night! We wrote down things such as “share a favorite memory together”, “share a favorite holiday tradition”, “watch a holiday movie”, as well as service gifts like massages or cook dinner twice together this week. It’s really open-ended and could be anything you want!

Growing up my mom always had an advent calendar that had pieces of chocolate or candy in it. It was a fun way to pass the excruciatingly long time until Christmas and adds a little Christmas spirit in the day. How do you mark the advent?

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  • Exploring my backyard which turns into national forest at the edge of my property. Somebody tell me this is real life.

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  • Peas in a pod.

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  • When you’re pregnant dog wakes you up at 5:30 in the morning to go outside the silver lining is seeing the sunrise making pink snow.

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  • I think I’m going to try and get away with *not* snow plowing this time. #springtimeincolorado

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  • I've been cracking code all day working on a new website design for a client and yet it is STILL snowing up here in the mountains so I've been building fires all day.

I gotta admit tho - the sound of a crackling fire does me some good. Calms my nerves and helps me get cozy on the couch when cranking out new WordPress websites. All in a day's work. #webdesigner #westcodigital
  • “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou #mondaymotivation
  • I recently decided to write down my values - the principles that act as a foundation for everything I do. When things get tough, these are the values I re-read, the ones that ground me and steer me in the right direction.

Transparency - Communicate honestly with compassion.

Dedication - Work Hard. Innovate.

Servant’s Heart - Treat others with respect. Follow the golden rule.

Quality - What I do, I do well.

Integrity - Be real.

What values resonate with you?
  • Spent that past week doing things I love. 10/10 would recommend. What makes you happy? Fresh mountain air is definitely top three for me. Photo by @danielle_conyers 
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