We just lit the pink candle today. Christmas is upon us! We kicked off the week with the MOPS Christmas party. We visited with Santa and had lots of treats. That night was the MOPS Leadership dinner at Mossfire. So, it was a fun party day. I went all the way to the beach to follow up with a missing MOPS pal on Tuesday. I think it was a good surprise, totally worth the trip! Ali and I also got to go to Taco Lu's. I finally took Voss in for his 9 month appointment (almost 2 months late) to find out he has an ear infection and needed a breathing treatment. That was terrible and I don't think it was necessary at all. Abby got a flu shot, too. Ellie got to go to the dentist that afternoon- getting everyone taken care of! Thursday, I ran everyone to school/rode bikes. It was crazy. We got a late start, Ellie's chain came off. I did a bit of pre-planning- I dropped off the car the night before (and ran home) so we could drive home after ballet. Tracy came over for a Birthday ph that afternoon. Friday we went to the zoo. It was a perfect day for it, we had such a nice time. We had a big party weekend. We had the MOPS Christmas party, Phil's bank Christmas party, the Engaged Encounter party and then our street progressive dinner party tonight. We even got to make Christmas cookies and watch the Charlie Brown Christmas movie as a family. It was a nice weekend. We're trying hard to remember the spirit of the season.