Today was an overwhelmingly busy day. The kids had soccer practice, band practice, dance classes, and a birthday party to attend. Sometimes I think my kids lead a more fascinating social life than many adults twice their age.

In any event, just when I thought it was "me" time and time to relax, the wife and kids wanted to go Christmas tree shopping. I asked my troops, "Really? Aren't we about a month and a half ahead of schedule?" I garnered some confused, unpleasant faces. "Alright, we'll venture out to pick out a Christmas tree," I said.

Of course, everyone was excited and in a rush to get out the door. So I grabbed my car keys, set the home security alarm (Home security Systems), and we were on our way to the Christmas tree farm. Before I knew it, we were bailing up TWO Christmas trees; yes, you read me correctly: TWO trees. It certainly goes without saying that our house will not lack festivity this year!

As is tradition with our family, we lit the fireplace, put on the Christmas music, and sipped piping hot mugs of hot cocoa. As I sat back in my recliner and watched the wife and kids decorate the trees, I thought to myself, "Now THIS is living."



Guest post of the week by Ferdinand Livingston

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More GP, enjoy the vacay tsang and merry christmas