... to get going on Christmas! I mentioned before that I have a rule about any Christmas activity prior to Thanksgiving: Don't. But I did cheat a little - a little bit of Elf and I listened to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's christmas CD on my way home for the holiday. Thanksgiving was great - special thanks to Pam & Jim for hosting! We, as most, ate entirely too much food and had a good time chatting, etc... Mom braved shopping with me on the dreaded Black Friday to go buy a new Christmas tree - but we only went to the side of town away from the mall so it wasn't terrible. We just went to two places, had lunch, and then went home. Saturday we went to the craft fair and did a couple of errands. Saturday night was girls night at the Festival of Trees! This year's theme was Christmas in New York and it was, as it always is, beautiful. Friends, christmas, food, dessert, drinks, and fun. Can you ask for more? And to those who helped organize and decorate - thank you. I know how much work events can be and you are amazing. I even bought the t-shirt! If you haven't gone, please do next year. It's a 5-star event in my opinion and supports great causes.
It ended up being an easy 3-step process: