The Twelve Dates of Christmas

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With Christmas now just right around the corner and the holiday stress overtaking us with every day, Seth and I decided to do something very different for the holidays. Instead of buying gifts for each other and in an attempt to spend more quality time together and alleviate the stress of the season, we will be having the Twelve Dates of Christmas! 

I got the idea from a friend to have 12 inexpensive or free “dates” that we can do together to remember the value of each other and provide some stress free entertainment to the month. 
Our first date was this week – we went to Keystone (where we got engaged three years ago) and snowboarded on fresh powder. It had been snowing almost for the last week so there was lots of fresh snow and there was never a line for the gondola as there were very few people out skiing. It was a great first day of our ski season and a great first date. Seth actually mentioned how great it is that we enjoy so many of the same activities. And snowboarding is definitely one of those! 
This season Seth and I are learning to jump. Well, Seth might be learning on his own! In my old age I have a fear of falling and breaking or tearing something. And with three marathons planned for next summer, an injury is not in my plans for right now! http://www.youtube.com/get_player
After hitting the slopes for a few hours we went into Silverthorne to check out the outlet mall – Nike for me, Polo for Seth and Banana Republic for the both of us! 
Then it was off to our Second Date of Christmas – making homemade pizza at home! It was Seth’s idea – and a darn good one! We decided on BBQ Chicken pizza – something that we had never attempted before. And guess what?! It turned out BETTER than any other BBQ chicken pizza we’ve EVER had! Yeah for us! 
Stay tuned for the remaining 10 dates of Christmas! I’m trying to convince Seth to go to the Parade of Lights downtown tomorrow. We will see how good of a negotiator I am!
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