Only two weeks into December and we're finally getting into the Christmas spirit! This year, we ordered an electric stove to add a little winter ambiance to our condo. It has realistic-looking flames and even a heating element to keep us warm on frosty nights. This last week we went to Trader Joe's and picked out a small, foot-tall pine tree in a pot and decorated it with Aunt Les' adorable ornaments and lights. So far, the nutcracker and the snow globe are among the kids favorite toys that they parade around the room. Our growing Christmas book collection is also wildly popular and the kids have been hauling their favorite stories with them wherever they go!