We love the countdown to Christmas! Every year in December, we take one day to spend in downtown Seattle — just the four of us. The kids get all dressed up and we head to Nordstrom to greet Santa and get our annual picture with him. The day includes a ride on the carousel, shopping, going out to a nice lunch, marveling at all the decorations and people watching. This year, we got caught in the rain, but it didn’t dampen our spirit or all the fun we had.