we're still here! i've been pretty busy the last few weeks and not with anything too noteworthy. just getting ready for christmas...and i've already promised myself that next year i'll be doing my shopping throughout the year so that i'm not stressed about getting it all done in december (it's too expensive this way!). we have the tree up (a 7.5 footer this year), our stockings are hung above the fireplace, there are a few decorations (borrowed from my mother-in-law) up, and the house feels very festive. we've been to a few holiday parties, and stone got to come and meet santa at one of them!
my boss opens up his house every year for his employees to bring all of their kids and meet santa, have horse drawn sleigh rides, and he buys each child a gift! how nice is that?