While the amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was short and led to a rather stressful and hectic holiday setup weekend, I’m happy we went to the effort.  It’s been nice to have lights and candles and stockings and a tree up. Last year we were mid-renovation so our decorations were pretty meager.  This year Bryan understands Christmas and Santa a bit more (Santa, if you’re reading this, he’s been a good boy – by his definitions – and would like an Elmo and a Giraffe), so it’s been more fun to have all of the decorations and holiday spirit around. This past weekend was nice and snowy. We made cookies and did some sledding (injury and all) and even got a snowman in.  Here is what our holiday season is looking like.  Hope everyone else is enjoying it as much as we are!