Yesterday we went and picked out our tree at a church up the street, same as we’ve done for many years past. But this year Christmas with JJ (his third!) is beginning to be really fun, since he’s old enough to start enjoying all the traditions that are such a big part of the season. In all honesty I’ve grown weary of some of it over the last few years — mainly because we’ve just amassed so much stuff! (Thank God we have a big basement…) But it’s important for me to try to see things through JJ’s perspective: all the colors, sounds, textures, smells, and flavors of Christmas. It will certainly make it more enjoyable — and memorable — for both of us!