It's hard to get into the holiday spirit when it's sunny and 60 degrees. Believe me, I'm not complaining, but it just doesn't feel very Christmas-y to us here in CA. Very few people even decorate their homes and I can understand why.... lights just look stupid on a house without snow! In fact, they look like those houses that still have their lights up come April in Chicago (damn hillbillies!)
For the 3rd year in a row, we (Matt) opted not to buy a Christmas tree. This, however, is the only year the reason made sense. Just don't need one when we're going to be in Chicago for the big day (yeah!!) So, for the 3rd year in a row, we pulled out this pathetic 3' artificial tree so Brady could display his special ornaments.
Brady had a great time trimming his own little tree and Mom and Dad couldn't have been more happy while watching. It's really true what they say, holidays come alive again once you have kids. We cannot wait for Christmas day!