I just LOVE our huge tree. It is pre-lit. That makes it much easier to work with. The majority of our ornaments are from our childhoods. That makes putting up the tree pretty special! The angel is from my childhood. She is very, very precious to me.
This photo is a bit deceiving. Believe me... almost every single branch has an ornament on it -- all the way around.
And here is the ornament I bought at the St. Jude expo. Very cool! Next to it is a recent Frank Lloyd Wright purchase.
So now that the tree is up, I am much more in the spirit of things. All things! Not only do I now feel compelled to buy some gifts, but I am reminded that I have a race in six days! Yep - the Jingle Bell 5K. I have not run a step in one week now. I better shake a leg!
We have a big vacation coming up. Us and two other couples will be in Lake Tahoe at the first of the year! What's even better? My college roommate who recently relocated to Northern California has promised to come and visit and asked if we could go running together. Heck yea!
And I am still pondering my plans for 2008. I have come upon another must do race. It's the River Trail 15K on February 16th. Whatever I am training for, surely a 15K would be appropriate in mid-February. This race takes place in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I have completed training runs on the River Trail with Annette & Co. twice now. With the exception of the Big Dam Bridge, it's flat as a pancake.
Happy Holidays, everyone!