I had a great weekend! Saw some friends, went to a couple special birthday celebrations, visited family, and successfully stayed warm.
For the past few years, Andrew and I have been tagging along with his family to a Christmas tree farm in Arlington, the kind of farm where you get to choose and cut down your own tree with a provided saw. I think it's the new tradition. The farm itself is huge, and full of all different kinds, colors, and sizes of trees, so there's lots of walking, judging, and laughing until you find the perfect tree. Meanwhile, there's Christmas music playing on the loud speakers, kettle corn for purchase, complimentary hot cider and chocolate, and a guaranteed fire burning in the main area for the chilly ones. If you're lucky, you can spot wild turkeys running around. It's about as Christmas-sy as it gets. We got a tree the first year we went, but after Lucas' tree obsession, which involved him tearing down the ornaments, drinking the tree water, climbing inside the tree, spreading pine needles everywhere, etc., we've decided a tree is not the smartest way to make our house-hold jolly. Instead, we put up lights, stockings, bows and lots of other alternative decorations (that Lucas can't reach), and then buy him more toys he's allowed to play with. Funny Lucas. Anyway, it was really nice, a great way to start the month of December. Hope you had a nice and warm weekend too! Love, -n