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Weekend reading: October 29, 2016

Putting up the Christmas tree

From Instagram:What time is it?! Show time! {If only the lights weren’t dead…} #christmas2016 #familytraditions #hamilton

This will be our 15th year putting up our Christmas tree on {or very close to} Halloween! The first year we were married, we excitedly prepared to hand out candy to trick or treaters in our condo neighborhood…and none came. After a couple of hours of waiting, we got the crazy idea to head to Walmart and start buying our Christmas decorations. And a tradition was born!

Of all our family traditions, this is one of my favorite. I love putting up our tree early so we can enjoy it throughout the full holiday season. This year we have a bit of travel scheduled next month, and I’m glad we’re getting it up early to enjoy it before we go. I love the glow of Christmas lights in the morning and evenings, and I love that Christmas decorating is the thing we all do together (even if my husband is notorious for rearranging our ornaments after we put them on the tree!).

This year has flown by, and “preparing for Christmas” snuck up on me a little bit, but I’m jumping in with both feet! {More on that next week.}

What I’m readingAnchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected by Kayla Aimee <<< sooooo good, y’all!

What I’m thinking about:

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Fighting the frump

Living your best life

Inspiration for your homeschool

Have a great weekend!

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