Between this weekend and last, I've finally got the house decorated for the holidays. I did give up on trying to do the icicle lights this year. Between the cold temperatures and the 6+ inches of snow that hit us in the past two days, getting garland and lights on the porch rails will have to do. This year we have a kid's tree and "the mother's tree". The kids enjoyed making construction paper link garland and putting up all of the ornaments they have made throughout the years. I enjoyed decorating my tree just how I wanted. We also had two birthday parties for our middle child this weekend. Next up, cookie baking. Oh, when do I buy gifts? Hmmm. The Internet, what a beautiful thing - stores are even open after midnight!