OK, so I just put the Halloween costume box away...how did Christmas sneak up so quickly? Usually we have our fresh tree up and decorated by the first Monday night in December...this year I'm running way behind having only just yesterday decorated the inside of the house. The annual Nativity Arts and Music Festival where I sing every year has already come and gone, we've been to one Christmas Party, and we had the opportunity to take our entire family to the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater to see the Christmas Show. Camille and I hit Victoria Gardens for one of her little friends birthday parties...it's so beautiful there with all the lights adn the big tree...I feel like the month is literally slipping away. I have to say though that I'm enjoying my family. We just watched "Elf" for family night this week and cracked up, and we are going Saturday to get our tree. The kids always have hot chocolate the night we decorate the tree and I give each of them their ornaments for the year. I love the simple things in life!