Fresh flowers from my yard
My parents and brother came and went and we had a wonderful time together. Highlights were a totally unexpected snow dump, a hike up the mountain, jogging with my dad around Mokhotlong, skipping rocks on the river, tons of dish washing parties, hosting a Thanksgiving feast, horseback riding, a shopping trip with my mom and playing at the beach. It is always such a special treat to have family around.
Decorating for Christmas takes me no more than ten minutes, as you can see by the state of our tiny tree. Don't tell my kids that it's not normal. They are super excited and are already begging to open their gifts. I like our little tree. It adds such a nice glow to the living room.