Friday, December 1, 2006

welcome, december!

There is something nice about turning the page on your calendar. It's a little thing I look forward to at the end of every month. It's a change that is consistent. Going from November to December, however, is my very favorite. I can't believe we're in the last month of the year. Funny how fast things move, how quickly time flies.

We got our tree today. I've just strung up the white lights and Ben is now tinkering with the small section that isn't working. (I did test them before I plugged them in, and they worked then!) So hopefully we'll get those working. Oh wait. Now they're working. (Thanks, Ben.) So now onto the garland and the beads. Then we'll call the girls down from watching Blue's Clues. They were down here as we brought the tree in and were so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! about getting all of the ornaments out that something or someone was going to die before we could actually put them on, so I sent them upstairs for a T.V. break. Whew!

It's not too cold, but it's very rainy and blustery. We're expecting a big wind storm (will it be a tormato storm? the girls ask. Hopefully not). So while there is no snow yet, it does feel a little wintery if you just look outside without actually going out.

Mannheim Steamroller, Amy Grant and Harry Connick, Jr. will play on the stereo. We'll have some peanut m&m's with some sprite, let the girls load on the ornaments in a 2 x 3 horizontal swath on the tree and then re-decorate when they go up to bed. Gotta love those traditions.


  1. I always associate peanut m&m's and sprite with Christmas. I can't imagine one without them.

  2. That is so exciting! I am so excited to get set up for Christmas this's really my first since 2003 so that should be great! Deck the Halls!

  3. yeah, i got my tree up this weekend as well, so much better, sparkling lights in my living room.

  4. Mannheim Steamroller is the music of my childhood holidays.