Our tree is up, we've done quite a bit of Christmas shopping, a great start to the season. Todd's 10-hour days finally caught up to him at Thanksgiving, keeping him on the couch for several days. He finally returned to work on Wednesday but not before the bosses got a taste of just how much work he does and how many people it takes to do his job when he's not there. They survived and he's back to normal, I think. He's needed an assistant for, like, months but the powers that be don't feel it necessary at this point. Humph!
Since Todd wasn't up to decorating, the kids did just about everything. Chad put up the tree and lights himself, Alec and Carmen helped him with the ornaments and the household decor. They did a terrific job! We still have some lights and rearranging to do, seems like this year is more relaxed than in the past. We started Advent, and I'm so glad to see all the kids still enjoy this special time of singing and reading from the Bible. I love my kids.
I have returned to my natural brunette - time for a change. It was hard to get used to at first but the kids are definitely happier about it. It's just hair for goodness sake!
I hope this Christmas season is a good one for everyone out there!