Cozy Nooks and Christmas Books

Have a cup of cheer!

Obviously the best thing to do in midwinter is to find a cozy nook and read a good book.  The girls had their last day of school before winter break on the 20th, so we're about to do a whole lot more of that. So far, though, we've found some moments to revisit our favorite traditions and create merriment.
Part One: Children Laughing, People Passing
During the annual Placerville Christmas parade downtown, we gathered with friends and family in front of the Bookery. I was technically working with Darin that day, which made it convenient to watch the parade too! There had been a strong chance of rain, but the sun came out about an hour before the parade came down the road. I think for that reason, it was less crowded than usual, and just about perfect as far as I'm concerned.

The girls took their chance to get cozy in the kids' section at Bookery and read for a good long time. I love how comfortable they are here. They are growing up in a bookstore ju…