Well we've been busy little elves this weekend and rearranged and cleaned our living room and put up all the Christmas stuff. CJ begged me to put up the Christmas tree because he just couldn't wait, so as usual I caved in. And yes, with the exception of the Griswolds who just moved into our neighborhood who put up their Christmas lights about 2 weeks ago, we are the first in the neighborhood to have a tree blinking in our window. This is definitely a personal first: a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. We have a fake tree, because it's cheaper than a live one, and less of a pain in the ass. There are some things that I vowed I would never do in life, but once I had kids, some of those things just went flying out the window. Like getting a fake Christmas tree. So we're all festive here in our household, and have managed to completely freak the bejesus out of Andrew - who, before he laid down for a nap in the morning yesterday, did not have a 7 foot tall tree in his living room. And when he awoke to its sight, lights and all, he was scared to death to touch it.
Well, time for the boys to have a little space to themselves for a day, as I am off to the corporate races in Detroit. Away for business overnight too attend a "roll-up your sleeves-type meeting" where we will talk schemas, agendas, and training material.