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Our tree has been sitting outside, waiting for us to get a chance to put it up.  Keegan is working today, and it started to snow.  In an attempt to rescue our tree, I brought it in and put it in our kitchen.  I also tried to put it on the stand, which is probably the most frustrating thing I have tried to do in awhile (I can't get it straight by myself!). My camera is broken (that is a hint Santa!), but I took this picture with my phone.  
Last year, I felt really bad cutting down a tree and putting it in our house to let it die.  I thought about getting a fake one, but I read a couple articles about how real trees are actually better for the environment.  It creates a lot of waste to make a plastic tree, and they often have PVC or lead in them.  It also takes a lot of fuel to get them here from Asia.   In case anyone has wondered about this, it made me feel a lot better about getting a real tree.  Plus, you can't beat the smell and our cat really enjoys it (he has been sitting on that window ledge since I brought it in.)
Hope everyone is feeling the joy and spirit of Christmas! 


Jaxon Turns 2

Jaxon turned two on the 25th, so of course we had to have an Elmo Party!
I thought this would be a good time to update my blog, I have been so busy with school and haven't really had much to say!
Anyways, my Mom got us a room at the Mansion House in Buffalo to use.  It is a really old hotel that had a side room perfect for a party!
It was extra special this year to have some of Keegan's family here, who came for Thanksgiving.  Bridget, Justin and Paige even surprised us by coming too!
My sister helped me make the cupcakes and she even made an elmo out of posterboard.  Her birthday was on the 17th so we got to celebrate that too while she was here.
I just want to add that I realized this year that Keegan is the perfect person to be married to when it comes to doing birthday parties.  He lets me take charge, he is very supportive, and he always tells me everything looks perfect! (He also understands when I am stressed about it and lets me boss him around, a nice bonus!)