Alexander’s parents picked up the Christmas tree on Saturday and it’s all decorated now and glowing and the living room has a fresh pine scent. Present has been collecting under it since Sunday and it looks all ready for Christmas morning. If we’re lucky we may get more snowfall around Christmas.

But first, we’re off to Puerto Vallarta on the West Coast of Mexico for a couple of days of sun, margharitas and fantastic Mexican food. We’ll be back just in time for Christmas to prepare some more cookies, candy and snacks for all the gatherings on Christmas day!