We put the tree up. Right after Thanksgiving like we always do. We did not have a chance to trim it for about a week though. That did not stop the kids. They found plenty of things to decorate with.
Okay, here we go...the real deal. Afton loved putting the ornaments on more than anyone this year. She would race to put hers on the tree and race back to me while I unpacked them from the boxes asking for "Nother one? Nother one?"
We went over to Dillsboro NC on a rainy Saturday with all the Cruzes for hot chocolate, and quaint ornament shops and candy stores (the latter of which featured music and singing-a-long which got us in the spirit).
The Cruze women swapped cookies. It was delicious. I didn't win this year. That's okay, I wasn't trying to (but look out in 2011).
Santa came to preschool.
Afton and Trey shared a birthday celebration. Two and eighteen.
Followed by the annual nativity pageant with all the [edit:] local Barber cousins. The cast is seriously cute.
And finally, our milk is good until Christmas Eve...it's practically here!