Recently, I've been appreciating how chill my parents are about me having friends over. Because I'm definitely that kid who will spur of the moment have all my friends come over and we will certainly make a beautiful mess when we have a massive grilled cheese party. And we will definitely be incredibly loud while we watch Christmas movies. And we will certainly be cleaning the cupboards of all good food while we talk and laugh till it hurts. But my parents are somehow still mellow about it all and for that I am grateful. Somehow I underestimated how lovely this time of year can be - especially when you're with your favorite people.
[All photos by me.]