We have been crazy busy since before Thanksgiving and there is no end in sight. Thanksgiving was great, but we had lots of company which meant little downtime. And every weekend through the end of the year is booked.
Yesterday we finally got our Christmas tree and put up outdoor lights. Until then we had not a single decoration up (kind of funny, since we had Halloween decorations up for 6 weeks thanks to PS's late-September party). It has become a yearly tradition to cut our own tree at a local tree farm, and the kids refused to give it up even it it meant waiting a while to get a tree. I'm glad we stuck with our tradition, though--it was a beautiful day yesterday and we had a great time.
But the tree is still sitting in a bucket in the garage. The twins had Caroling for Cans with their Girl Scout troop last night and DH and I attended his work party where I wore the very short dress and had a fabulous mashed potato martini (the most awesome martini evah for a carb lover). I guess today we'll be decorating indoors today.
This week the twins have their first orchestra concert, PS has a play and my mother (finger's crossed!) has her surgery. And I have about 5 work deadlines on Friday, but I think I have them all under control. And then we have symphony tickets next weekend, and more work parties and I still have some serious baking and shopping to do. Oh boy!
In other news, our family pics turned out great--especially considering that we only had about a 20 minute window to work with. In fact, we got so many good ones that I am now considering doing photo books instead of just a framed family photo for the grandparents for Christmas. Anybody have any recommendations for where to order? It looks like I can order from just about anywhere, but I have no idea how the quality among the various retailers compares. I'm also planning to order canvases, if anyone has ordered those before and can testify to the quality of a particular place.
I wish I could share them, but that would kinda kill the whole anony-blogger thing. So you just get the rear view. (DH hates this pic--he says it looks like we're off the see the Wizard.)
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