'Tis the Season

Believe it or not, this was my first time going tree hunting for a real tree! Shame on my Oregonian self...I know. It was cold & windy, but we chose the cutest little tree for our little home, & I don't think our home has ever looked so cheery and bright. 

Bonnie was a trooper and went along with our shenanigans. She even helped decorate and play with the lights before her bed time. As we enjoy our Pandora Classical Christmas station and sweet little tree, I can't help but be reminded of the real reason for this season- Christ's birth. We look forward to starting new traditions as a family but in doing so- I hope we always stay centered on why this special time of year is truly so special. 

What a blessing to live in Oregon- where Christmas tree farms are literally everywhere. I love it...