If you haven't already heard the Christmas carols playing in the stores and on the radio, you should come on over to our house. We have been gearing up for Christmas since...October. We sing carols before bed and Meilani is already playing with her Nativity set. We also went down to our local tree lot to pick out our Christmas tree.
This year, more than the past two, Meilani was really excited about picking out the tree. Her eyes were wide when we arrived at the lot and began to peruse the rows of evergreens and firs. Although there were lots of choices, we actually bought the first one we saw because it was a perfect little tree for near our fire place.
We had such fun bringing it home and hanging the lights and special ornaments. Meilani heard Dadddy's stories of each of the ornaments we have received through the years and the memories they hold. Surprisingly, she recites these same stories to anyone who comes to visit. What a grand time of year to celebrate family, memories and Christ's birth!