Decorating for Christmas is one of the greatest things you can do after Thanksgiving. There are so many reasons to love Christmas, and decorating really brings into focus the joy of the season. The boys did a great job getting the tree ready by removing the old lights that didn’t work anymore. Mike hung the lights, and Sara put up the ribbon. Watching the kids, in their pajamas, get the ornaments out of the box and put them on the tree is a wonderful moment for parents. Even the surliest of teenagers can’t help but smile as the decorations are put up and the Christmas music plays in the background. It’s hard to imagine that this is the last Christmas where Andrew will be a permanent resident of our house. It’s a special time. The kids may not realize it, but we do. Having all of our kids gathered together in one place is nostalgic and wonderful. We hope that there will be many more years of kids gathered around the tree, putting up ornaments in their pajamas.