We are trying our very best to have December as usual around here, but squeezing all of our favorite traditions and activities in between cleaning out closets and dismantling furniture has been challenging. We have had to let a few things go, but we all agreed that decorating the house was a must this year. Any extra work it creates will be worth the two weeks we get to enjoy it. I could not commit to the two hour drive for our usual Christmas tree farm so we drove ten minutes into town and found a pre-cut “farm” on the corner. We didn’t get to cut our pick down, but the boys still played hide and seek between the trees and the air still smelled and pine, hot chocolate and friendly “Merry Christmas” greetings.