Yeah, so I'm now the proud owner of an official "mom" car. Nope - not a minivan - not a chance in hell, but it's an SUV. We bought a 2009 Saturn Outlook and it's perfect for us. Spacious and safe, and much easier to load the peanut in. My back was going out from bending down in that damn Saab to put her carseat in or take it out. Au revoir Saab, you have been good to me.
Christmas tree is up and it makes my house feel so cozy. It's also another form of entertainment for Brooklyn as she can't get enough of the lights. I'm glad it's the holiday season, despite how depressing some make it sound. This could be a chance for us to take a step back and remember what it's all about. Simplify life just a bit. The other night we popped in Christmas vacation, had a fire in the fireplace, and shared a bottle of champagne. Nothing sets a romantic tone like cousin Eddie screaming "shitters full!". ;) Oh yes, it's definitely the holiday season.