Isn't it odd that in a season that's supposed to be all about taking time to relax and be with loved ones, we do just the opposite? We rush around attending party after party, buying for "Secret Santas" and "White Elephants" and in-laws that you don't know much about. We hustle and bustle and force festivity into every free moment.
The snow that fell in Bend last week was a reset button for me. As I was frustrated in traffic, shoveling my driveway, and arriving late and stressed for everything, someone reminded me that winter is supposed to make us slow down. It's the earth reminding us to take a break. To stop. To breathe. To use the food you've spent the summer collecting. Okay maybe not that last part, but you get the point. Just because we can run around like crazy people doesn't mean we have to.
So, you have five days until Christmas. What are you going to do? We hope you take some time to enjoy it.
If you're looking for family fun or winter activities this week and next, we've got you covered. But remember, no stress allowed. Click each of the pictures for more information.