The kids met me at the door Monday night with an excited chorus, “Can we put the tree up?” Banking on the fact that school would be late this morning, we drug all the decorations up from the basement. Brady and I sat back to watch and listen as Patricia, Jimmy, and Jacob sorted their ornaments before hanging them on the tree. It was sweet to hear them pick up an ornament and remark, “I remember when I got this!” They had such a good time the whole evening! The only time we had to intervene was when Jake stacked a stool on top of a kitchen chair to reach a spot at the top of the tree. Awesome way to kick off the Christmas season!