We've been going here for years and years. Because it's tradition it is so very special to us.
And this year it was even more magical because there not only was snow on the ground but it was snowing too.
Snow at Christmas, especially on these special days is just too wonderful for words.
It's such a pretty drive. I watch this as the girls watch a Christmas movie together in the back.
When we're close we go over a bridge, turn a corner and this is what you see... pure New England, Christmas goodness.
That, right there is the restaurant we had lunch in. A fireplace in every room.
So we started with lunch.
Hot chocolate for her and a small pot of tea for me.
It was oh so cold outside. So we ran quickly from The Farm Table to the Country Barn... to see Santa!
I've talked about Santa before. Especially here. He is Santa.
He loved her dress.
Abigail hopped right up and I counted my lucky stars that I still have a 'little one' who will climb right up on Santa's lap.
There was no one around and he spent a good 15 minutes talking with her about the true meaning of Christmas. Love. I smile so much listening that my face is sore.
Oh how I love this one.
Still little feet.
And little waist.
She listens as Santa talks.
And after, I feel so lit inside. Because I love love love Santa. And all he stands for. And who he's been in my life.
There is shopping. And fudge for this girl on the way out.
We went to the chocolate shoppe and stopped at their outdoor Cafe for hot chocolate and cookies for the car ride home.
And just when the snow was starting to come down really hard we got in our car and said goodbye for another year.
Big ol flakes comin down.
Now for sure, it feels like Christmas.
2016 is back here
2015 is back here
2014 is back here
2013 is back here
2012 is back here