Oh Christmas Tree...

...I dont like it when it comes time to put you away.

I love the glow of your lights and how it makes me feel. 

We always wait until after the Epiphany to take down our tree, but it still feels too soon. 

That poor tree has been through heck this year. 

Maggie twirls it every time she passes by it.  She has knocked off several balls and the angel fell off, too. 

Jake lays under it and uses one of the poinsetta flowers to scratch his nose.  Sooooooo...

...I am taking it down tomorrow. Booooo

I had the best afternoon with my great-niece and great-nephew.

Baby Boy gave me a 3 leaf clover and asked if I was going to put it in my hair.

I did and he said, "Aunt Jenn, you look so beautiful." 

Ahhhh, be still my heart.

They are the sweetest little boogers.

Here's a cute conversation with Baby Girl.

When I dropped them off at home she pointed out a bright star.  

Baby Girl: "That looks like the brightest star ever!"  

Me: "That's probably the North Star." 

Baby Girl: "What's the North Star?" 

I explained that the wise men used the North star to find baby Jesus.

She was so cute when she said, "Ohhhh, I wish we could follow the North star to go see baby Jesus!"

Oh how they make me smile. 

Ronnie left to go hunting with Ronnie II.  I hope and pray he has a wonderful time.  I've promised myself I will not call him or text him.  I just want him to be able to enjoy his time.

And...I want to enjoy the time too. 

Mom's birthday is tomorrow.  She is spending the night tonight.  I'm going to get up and make her some breakfast and we will just have a great day.  The weather is supposed to be really pretty too.