Our tree is up, Lawrence is now coated in powdery white snow, and the students are evacuating for the holidays - Christmas is definitely near. Carter woke us up early last Saturday to get the house in order. He couldn't sleep because he was so excited about helping (hence his hair and pajamas in the photo). Although we paused last weekend to decorate, we still have many things to do before we can enjoy the holidays. Erik still has quite a bit of grading, Carter has a day of school, and Lea has dozens of tasks waiting to be done.