And the kiddos are already in the mood! Thanks to Aunt Gayle for the cookie tree kit, and to my mom for being willing to be covered in flour and green food coloring. Better her than me.
I toyed with the idea of being a big ole scrooge, at least when it comes to decorating, but I have embraced my inner Martha and am now just waiting to see if the tree will survive the small Chinese explorer who has come to live at my house. My "no"s are not exactly being met with joyful compliance, if you catch my drift. So we'll see. But we were happy to add one new ornament this year.
I'm also a little concerned about the welfare of my nativity set. Things are already askew.
I do love my scrappy, $10 Target tree. She cleans up pretty good.
May our days leading up to the celebration of the birth of Christ be full of joy, new memories, and attention to all the things which really matter.