we love november. the leaves are falling, the house is warm, football is on tv, we get to bundle up when we go out.

but most importantly, the christmas decorations get to come out. a lot of people wait until after thanksgiving to adorn their homes with lights and garlands... not us. thanksgiving is just like a practice, a warm up, for christmas. we are always gone during christmas, in illinois, celebrating with family. so we don't get to enjoy our christmas deco's as long as many others do. so we get into the holidays early. it's like the north pole in our house! lights, garlands, trees, reindeer, you name it.

in other news, finn is 8 months old today. he has started saying, "dadadadadada." yesterday he started doing this thing where he "gasps" while inhaling... it's pretty funny. he is just the cutest.

we like november alright, but bring on december!!


pk said...

Can't wait to meet Finn!

Chari & Darin said...

I'm glad someone else likes to pull out the decorations early! My hubby always scolds me for that! I can't wait to see your house all decked out! I love the Christmas season. In fact, I'm going to pull out the Rat Pack cd right now, and have it ready for the long trip to NE!

corrie said...

good call chari, nothing like christmas music for holiday drives!

kate chinlund said...

Corrie, great to hear from you!!! It's so fun to catch up with old IWUers and see where their life is at. Your little Finn is absolutely adorable!!! I only hope I can have a baby as cute as yours! Beware, I might be asking you for advice in a few months, I'm sure I'll need it :) Have a great time in IL for Thanksgiving, where exactly will you be? Anywhere close to us? Take care!